Saturday, November 26, 2011


I don't think I have ever seen the tide this low at the bridge. This picture was taken the day before we had the big snow storm. Well, it was not really big here on Bailey Island as is often the way. But, if you drove to Brunswick it was big.....lots of accidents, and of course, we lost power (that goes without saying on Bailey Island).

That is one thing to be thankful for on the island. The weather is often much better (warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer) than it is inland. There are endless reasons to be thankful here on Bailey Island.....the beauty, the community, the safety, the small town feel.....I could go on and on.

But, being Thanksgiving week, I am thankful for my family, friends, and of course the Log Cabin. We are starting our 32nd year this year at the Cabin....15 as a restaurant, and 17 as an Inn. I think I love my job as an Innkeeper more and more each year. Our "guests" are becoming an extended family. We really are SOOOO fortunate to have such a great clientele! The Inn is a very special place, and obviously attracts very special people.

So, Thank you to my family, friends and all of our guests. I hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one. Sue

Monday, November 14, 2011

Never ending yard work

Matt and Daisy are starting the job of clearing our hill. We do this almost every year, and by the fall, it looks like we never did it! As most of you know, plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, all love the Log Cabin yard. We have a ton of sun, and the temperature is 10 degrees warmer in the winter and 10 degrees cooler in the summer, than it is in Brunswick. Many of the flowers are still blooming--in mid November! We have also chopped the rosa rigosa (of which we have many).

Although I am not participating in this clean up physically, I am doing my part by pre-ordering lots of dahlias for next season! For some reason, my post office box receives many flower catalogs!!

Thanksgiving next week.....we will cook a local Two Cove Farms turkey. It is one of my favorite and family. Can't beat that. Hope you all enjoy your holiday as well! Sue

Saturday, November 5, 2011

What a difference a week makes

Last week at this time we were in storm prep mode. This week it is warm and sunny. The dahlias are still blooming away at the Inn. Maybe I will be able to pick some for Thanksgiving! The Inn is all neat and tidy.....water will be drained this week, and all heat turned off. We have made our "list" of winter projects for Matt and Aimee to do. I do hope the winter is not too severe. The early October storm was a bit of a shock to many. We actually fared better here in Maine than other New England states.

We just went over to get our "share" of beef from the Two Coves Farm in Harpswell. There are many Christmas fairs going on today. I actually had time to read an entire book this week! I do miss the Inn however. Well, we will open back up in 155 days!

Hope you are all well, Sue