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.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Longer days ahead

Yes, days are getting longer. While weather in February can be mean, it can also be nice, with the promise of Spring to come. I'm putting up the wild game feeder today, where it should be in plain view below the Cottage - it'll be a bit before the deer & turkeys discover it, but Sandra has seen eight (yes, 8) turkeys visiting the bird feeder at the Cottage.

Our Valentine's Special has been booked, but plenty of other dates are available at the Cottage on the Knoll at Cedarcroft Farm. Make sure you check out our Availability page at before you call or reserve on-line.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Several nice days ahead

It looks like we'll have several beautiful days before winter sets in again at Cedarcroft Farm B&B. Yesterday I helped out at the Johnson County Historical Society moving large & ungainly pieces of equipment so they could start planning space for the Smithsonian exhibit due this fall. Today it's watch football & load shotgun shells for skeet season, maybe work on the 1000 piece puzzle Sandra would like to frame - it has horses on it.

We saw a notice of a Western Art exhibit in Kansas City thru February, so we'll plan a trip up to the gallery to have a look. Sandra expects terrible weather around the 3rd, as her birthday seems to be a target for ice storms. If Channel 41's Gary Lezak's Long Range Cycle theory is correct, I think she'll miss the really nasty stuff. We have some 2-fer meals to use up in January up there, anyway - they came from the local PBS station.

Meanwhile, the Cottage on the Knoll is still available for Valentine's weekend.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Valentine's Day Coming

It's cold & snowy today, but snow does make the farm pretty. By tomorrow AM, there will be lots of wildlife tracks in the snow and dozens of birds at the feeder. Meanwhile, the Cottage is nice and toasty.

We've adjusted the price on the 2-night Valentine's Special - check out the Valentine's Special Page.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy New Year

We are into January and the weather continues to be typical of Missouri - if you don't like it, wait a few minutes. We've said goodbye to our Christmas decorations for another year and started working on the next holiday (Valentine's - see our "special"). I will be busy cutting firewood whenever the ground is dry enough to drive to the woodlot, and Sandra is getting caught up on her mailing lists, etc. We're planning a trip to the Kansas City Sports Show sometime next week - it runs Jan 7-11 - to pick up more tourism info and ideas for us and for our guests.

We continue to be active in local affairs, with Sandra working with the Arts Council and Bill on the Temporary County Zoning Commission (see for the activities there. Bill is also working on getting ready for skeet season, which starts the 10th (weather permitting).

Whatever the weather, the Cottage on the Knoll provides a snug hideaway; if the ground is dry (or frozen) there are lots of open trails. We still have the wild turkeys around and we'll be putting out a deer feeder below the Cottage. Winter is good for seeing wildlife - we very occasionally see a bald eagle flying around, and breeding season for bobcats will be soon.