Cottage on the Knoll at Cedarcroft Farm B&B

Sandra & Bill Wayne's blog for the Cottage on the Knoll at Cedarcroft Farm. We'll post thoughts about the B&B, what's going on around here, and discounts for last-minute cancellations.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Mid August Update

Here it is in Mid-August, and it's HOT. Fortunately, the weather will break soon. We got another 1/2 inch of rain last Wednesday and the Indian grass is starting to head - our little tall-grass section is looking better than it has in years.

State Fair is still going on, and while we're pretty well booked for the remaining days, you can still attend. Also, if you're looking for UCM Parents' Weekend (Sep 14-15), we've just had a cancellation.

Enjoy summer while you can!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

August is upon us

It's supposed to be hot in August, and it is. Fortunately, the Cottage uses a ground source heat pump, so our guests can stay cool and comfortable and still use the Ultrabath and fireplace when it's 90 outside. I'll mow the trails again this week now that the brush hog is fixed.

The big activity in this area in August is the Missouri State Fair, Aug. 9-19. We're pretty much full during that time, but we encourage folks to visit the Fair anyway. The website is Then, classes start at the University of Central Missouri (UCM, formerly CMSU). If you're bringing your kids to college, why not take a day off for yourselves? Looking down the road, the only football dates taken are those of UCM Homecoming, so there's another opportunity.

The inch of rain we got last Tuesday was badly needed. The warm season tallgrass plantings along the lane to the Cottage are doing very well. A wild turkey hen and her brood have been using it regularly. We eventually hope that the grasses will spread and give us a real prairie patch.