Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In the good old summertime

Well folks, Joe here and the hot, hot weather is upon us. Temps have been in the high 90's for the last few days and even hit 100 yesterday. Lots of our guests and residents of the area have been spending the days at Waywayanda State Park. There is a great lake with a beach where you can cool off and spend a nice relaxing day.

We had a wonderful event happen at the Inn in June. We had our first wedding of the season. There was a wonderful time had by all and the bride and groom looked so beautiful. Our next two weddings will be in August and in September. Its always wonderful when a special occasion like this happens at the Inn. It creates memories for not only the married couple and their families, but also for Bill and me, to think that our Inn was the starting place for a brand new family.

Now I know you must be sick and tired of hearing about the chickens but we got our first batch of eggs this week. They were all brown eggs so we know that they were laid by the Rhode Island Reds.

There are so many things going on in the area this summer. The Warwick Valley Summer Arts Festival will be in full swing beginning July 9th. And the Warwick Valley Winery has periodic entertaintment and wine tastings. And lets not forget their delicious menu for lunch. There is also Sugar Loaf for arts and crafts and all the antique shops and restaurants in the surrounding area. You can check for more information and dates and times.

You can also join the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce in a celebration of From Farm to Table on July 27th from 6pm to 9pm. This is a very special event that showcases the collaboration between the farmers, farm workers and chefs giving rise the extraordinary foods that are grown in and around the Black Dirt Region in Pine Island, NY. This 2nd annual Black Dirt Feast will benefit the local community and costs $90 per person. It includes a five course dinner, wines and entertainment. Go to the above website for contact information.

Whew! I'm getting tired just thinking about all there is to do this summer. But don't forget to save some time for relaxation and the Inn at Stony Creek is just the place to do it.

Well, time to go for now. Next post will have a very special recipe I am sure you will like.

So from Bill and Joe, have a wonderful July and come see us soon.