I have to write this and say that we had visits from family members that I have not seen in two years. First visit was from my brother Colin and he was up at the inn to hunt. It was a great time and was good to see him. I hope soon to see his family Tabby and the kids. The second visit was from my brother Wayne and my friend his wife Juanita, it was also a long time sense I have seen them and we all had a good time. They where here to have a vacation and that was needed. It has been a long time that I kept in touch with family sense mom died the family just drifted apart and went in there own directions which seems to happen to alot of families. Next year I do plan on having a family Christmas here at the inn and I cant wait to see the family together again. The most I enjoyed with this family is when mom and dad where alive is that we all got together on Christmas eve and had a big dinner and after that we all sat down near a fire place and dad recorded all of the grand kids to us big kids singing Christmas songs and that feeling has been gone for a long time and to do it all again with our kids and grand kids will be the best Christmas I could ever ask for. My favorite song was by dad chest nuts roasting on a open fire and I hope that one of the brothers or my husband or my son will be willing to sing this song . More to come soon.
I am sorry to say that Sam and Heather will be leaving Monday Oct 12th 2009 for Maryland. They started here at the Patch in Feb when Ed &I bought this Inn. They have come a long way when they first started, there was so much to clean and organize that when they said they where heading back to Maryland in Oct they gave me a promise that they would finish what they started and I am so happy that I had that extra help to get the Inn back up and running. It is sad to see them go but I know in my heart they need to lead their own life. One day I know they will return to see what has been improved to the Inn and to enjoy all the hard work that they had done at the Patch. Ed and I wish them the very best on their new journey. Well I’m glad I had time to blog and will return soon. Tammy
It has been a long time sense I have blog and I do apologize for that, I have been very busy with a lot of changes here at the B&B. I want to update you on a new family that has come. Ma ma patchwork’s stray cat that just showed up months ago has just had her second liter as far as I know her second, The first two are Hunter Man and Pretty Boy they are now about 4 months old. The new liter has five and at this time it is hard to tell what type of sex they are so in a few weeks I will return and blog somemore about our new family here at the Patchwork. Picture’s where taking of the birth but they will be added soon. Tammy
I am here to update on the kitten, Which Sam named him Kangaroo. We took him to the vet to get his shots and check up Kangaroo is doing just fine. At this time he is still in the office attacking the feet or your hands while you type on the computer. Kangaroo has a knack of shut down the whole Internet and computer systems. He is so cute. I will soon be adding pic’s of kangaroo. There is a lot more to blog about and my day goes so fast that I lose track of time. I will be back soon hope to see y’all here. Tammy
- 3 cans of Crushed Pineapple 20 oz ( Drained)
- 35 Bananas Sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1 Qt Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice ( Minute Maid) or what ever you prefer) let it thaw
- 9 Cups of hot water (Tap water) Do Not Boil
- 5 Cups of Sugar Or substitute Splenda 2-1/2 Cups
Mix Sugar or splenda with hot water until dissolved, add frozen concentrate orange juice stir until dissolved . Add Remaining ingredients. Mix and freeze in containers with lids.
This is our signature breakfast at the Patchwork. I have decided this would be my first post in this category do to the amount of request I get for this simple but delicious meal. There is a little time needed to prep this meal but the work is well worth the results. Total time about 1 hour.
Farmer’s Breakfast (depends on how many you are feeding, you can judge for yourself on how much to use)
Serving for two people
1/2 c. Green Pepper (Chop up small)
1/3 c. onion (Chop up small)
1/2 c. Ham ( Chop any size)
4 large eggs
1 can of sliced potato
1/2 cup of sharp cheddarcheese
Cook green peppers and onions in butter, Drain the can of potato’s put in shallow pan season to taste and bake at 350 for about 30 Min’s or until lightly brown. Whisk up the eggs with little water or milk which ever you desire ( I use milk) and cook the eggs as if you were making scrambled eggs. Add all ingredients in a bowl add cheese and mix until the cheese has melted and then enjoy.
There will be more recipes to come so I hope you enjoy this great country style breakfast, I know we do here at the Patchwork and so do the guests. I will be back soon with the next recipe. Tammy/ Barbara
Will I am here to give and update on the progress of the new kitten. We took all the baby’s to get check and updated on there shots. Come to find out the little one is 6 weeks old and a male (Which Samantha thought was a female) My daughter nursed him back to health and did a great job. As far as getting along with the out side barn kittens we were way wrong. Ma ma did not want a thing to do with him but we tried as of now he stays in side in our office, way far away from Shimber our German shepherd. He has a blast playing with his new toys. Come to find out don’t walk by him he loves the feet. He plays with anything he can get his little mouth on even pens and paper. But I love it when he purrs he is so soft to cuddle with. More to come and I will let you know his progress. Tammy
My life here at the Patchwork Quilt Country Inn has been the biggest challenge of my life. My Husband and I bought this beautiful Inn in Feb of this year 2009. I will not lie it has been a very busy road to tarvel for me. How I came to learned about B&B’s was my husband, Ed would take me to a lot of B&B’s in this country and others and I experienced what a B&B was. I never know that people rented the rooms out and offered a great breakfast. Well a lot has been done to the Inn since we bought it and it looks so beautiful thank you “sexy”, I love it and so do our friends. How I manage to stay strong and hold it all together, there is this one man who taught me how to work my butt off and walk that extra mile to get were I wanted to go, or who I wanted to become and that special man of my life that I married 25 years ago next month August 17th 2009. I want to say a special thank you to my husband “Sexy”, I have not told you this enough that I love you so much and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything, with out you I would be lost. My life here now that Ed is working on otherthings, has been hard and fun but worth every long day. My daughter Samantha and her girl friend Heather have been a very big help. Becoming a Innkeeper has been a wonderful experience and I love it, I get to meet new people that become new friends that come back to visit us often. At first they are our guest but by the time they leave they are our friends and that is what I enjoy the most. I was very afraid of trying something new, I have been so used to construction I was sure I would do that for the rest of my life. Being an Innkeeper is a lot to handle to say the very least. I have to make sure that our breakfast is the best and no one goes away hungry, In deed that’s what I always do. The rooms have to be cleaned to my standers (and if you know me that is very high) and comfortable for when the guests or friends arrive. I will be here blogging so I hope all you Innkeepers and everyone else that blogs come and blog along with us. There is much more to come. Tammy