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.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Late June

Summer has come to Cedarcroft (I know, it's felt like summer for a couple of weeks). The purple coneflowers are definitely blooming now, as are the butterfly milkweed, black-eyed susans, and queen anne's lace. I mowed the trails in the back 40 again; take a walk and imagine yourself in the prairie when the wind moves over the grass.

We've had some website problems because of a server crash where the sites are hosted, but those seem to be behind us. Email addresses are all working again. Our on-line availability/reservation system was not affected.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summertime and Cedarcroft is blooming

With all the rain and warm weather, everything is growing rapidly. Wildflowers in bloom right now include common milkweed and butterfly milkweed, both favorites of monarch butterflies. Also Queen Anne's lace, red & white clover, daisies, black-eyed susans, and tickseed coreopsis; tall ironweed is just starting. While butterflies adorn the meadow by day, fireflies sparkle like stars at night. The woods trails west of the main creek are now mowed; I imagine those in the back 40 are getting ready for another visit with the brush hog.

While Sandra's getting ready for weekend guests, Bill's getting ready to dress in gray wool and camp out at the Holden Civil War reenactment. He expects it to be hot & steamy, especially if promised thunderstorms appear.