Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sue isn't headed off to the Plant Store today but I think that is only because it hasn't stopped raining in 24hrs. We needed the rain though, it has been a fairly dry Summer. I hope everyone enjoyed the basil photo. Sue planted it in the vegetable garden and I use it all the time. I think it will last until we close or first frost.
I was just looking at the Reservation Book and we do not have a whole weekend available until October 15th. I know I shouldn't be surprised by this right??? but I have also never seen September so full before it even starts. We already have 231 nights booked for next year. Those August guests do not like to take a chance that their room is going to be taken.
One day last week Sue and I were looking at flower photo's in the office when Emily said "You better come quick there is water pouring out of the back of the kitchen ceiling." There is nothing like water to make 2 people start running. It is always trying to find the source at 9am with a Full House that is fun. We called Plumber Matt and traced it to a closet behind the bathroom in the York Room. Ironically the gentleman staying in the York Room was a plumbing contractor. So now the guests do dishes, move furniture and fix our plumbing.
This is our last Friday with the kids at Stover's Cove and we are going all out with a full Lobster Bake and Grill set up. It is hard to believe it is back to school time but what a great Summer we have had.
By a narrow margin more people thought I was making Blueberry Pie which would have been true of the rest of the Summer but that day I decided to make Apple so Apple people win.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Okay, okay, okay.......yes, I do like to plant shop.....and Alicia likes to mock this "habit" I have. But, as you can see in the picture, she was excited about the giant basil plant I brought back yesterday! One thing about plant shopping this time of year is there are deals out there.
We have been 100% full so far in August. Actually, we could have rented 2-3 times the rooms we have. September looks very busy as well. We are launching a new web site this week. Our web designer is coming to train Matt and Aimee today. So be on the lookout!
Have to go plant the new plants! Sue
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I think Sue is on a quest this year to look through cooking magazine's and find the hardest recipes that she likes and wants me to make. This week the mouth watering picture in Bon Apetit of a lime curd tart with fresh blackberries and blueberries was her choice. This was worse than making the Ice Cream. It took me a day to make the lime curd and another day to assemble the whole thing. It may not look exactly like the picture in the magazine but I think it is pretty close.
My other picture is of our room guest Mr. Kasper moving the blow up bed from one of their rooms to another.So not only do our room guests do the dishes but they also move furniture and he and his wife bring us each the most wonderful box of chocolates.
The Lobster Bake Fundraiser at the Post Office was a great success. I am just happy that people actually bid on my Blueberry Pie. It was great to see some of our Room Guests there showing support for the Community.
Two more weeks and the local kids are back in School. This has been the best Summer for weather by far. I have never been to the beach so many times. Speaking of the beach the majority of you were right on my poll. There is controversary surrounding the access to Cedar Beach. The property has always been privatly owned and the people were gracious enough to let the public use it. Now they would like to sell the Right of Way to the Town and this is where the "Legality" of the situation arises. You can still access the path to the beach but have to use the larger beach to the Right of Cedar.
I am off on a Family trip to Northern Maine, Mooshead Lake this weekend and hope this is not the one weekend all Summer that it decides to rain.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Here is a picture of Aimee and Alicia at the Library Hall pancake breakfast. It was a fundraiser for the Save the Bailey Island Post Office. I am happy to say they raised $3000!! That is very good, as Aimee and Alicia flipped pancakes non-stop from 7am-10:30! Everyone said it was great.....what do you expect when you get the Log Cabin crew to do the cooking????
It is very busy here at the Inn....we could rent 20 rooms/night. There are people everywhere on the island. The weather is perfect--I do not remember a better summer for weather. I can't quite believe we are going into the 2nd week of August.
Next weekend, there is a Lobster Bake for the Post Office on Sunday from 4-8. I am sure that will be busy as well.
I must go cook breakfast. Sue