Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alpacas!!! :)

Since the beginning of the summer, Deb at Spring Pond Farm and Liz at Kilblaan Farm have invited me to come visit with their award-winning alpacas and see their farms.

Today I was able to visit with Deb and Ray at Spring Pond Farm and I was expecting to simply see her "girls and guys".  That would have been cool all by itself since I have never seen alpacas before but there is so much more to her farm.  Her 100+ acres include sweeping views of Powder Mill Pond and the hills to the West, a small apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and Christmas tree nursery.

Deb offered me the "fifty cent" tour and with her magnetic and energetic personality, I more than got my money's worth (plus I didn't really have to pay)!  I got to pet and feel the soft coats of the alpacas, learn about the shearing process and how she spins their coats into yarn and creates finished clothing.  The "ladies" seemed more timid around me but the "guys" came right over to say "hi".

Deb's farm is on the upcoming Wool Arts Tour (Columbus Day Weekend...October 8-10), her store is open Thanksgiving through Christmas, and if staying with us, there's a chance we might be able to arrange a visit if the timing is convenient.  Spring Pond Farm is just twenty minutes from us at Little River Bed & Breakfast and easily worth the drive!

I am hoping to visit with Liz at Kilblaan sometime in the near future and she will also have her yarns and fleece on display during the Wool Arts Tour.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall has arrived at Little River Bed & Breakfast

We would like to wish everyone a nice fall with lots of color just like the trees just down the road from us we spotted yesterday.  Look for pics of the river when the colors change behind the Little River B&B.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hurricane Irene & Peterborough and the Monanock Region...

Our hearts go out to everyone who was affected by Hurricane Irene last week and the additional flooding this week.  Especially our neighbors to the West in Vermont where some areas were washed out and devastated!

At the same time, we want to ease the minds of fall foliage travelers and let everyone know that the Monadnock Region of Southwest New Hampshire and Peterborough in particular were not affected by the storms and everything is business as usual!  We are looking forward to a strong fall foliage season as some of the swamp maples are already starting to turn pretty colors.

We look forward to see all of our guests at Little River Bed & Breakfast over the next six weeks!