Archive for the 'Rural Ramblings' Category

Year End Summary

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

We finished 2011 with some highs and some lows.
Highs - We’ve had more satisfied customers this year than ever before. We will finish the year with 42 groups or families having stayed with us. Overall, based upon days, we had a 55% occupancy rate. Our months of July and November […]

The Pidder-Padder of Little Chicken Feet

Monday, August 1st, 2011

We have a whole brood of little banty chochin chickens and they are just the cutest little things. Standing about 8-10 inches high, and coming in pretty colors from black, to buff, to black and white- speckled, they love to be talked to and fed bread. Their preference is that I come sit […]

Farm Events

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Wishing it would stop raining. The sky is always grey, and overcast. It can be depressing. Then I see the pretty trees, and the flowering dogwoods, and the trillium blooming, and it is ok if it rains.
Cool today, seems like to me it is unseasonably so, but I hope that it will […]

Texting at the Weston House with Teenagers

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

“This is the worst thing in the world that you can do to a teenager!!!!”, said the 17 year old grand daughter of one of our guests when she discovered that there was no cell phone reception at our house a couple of weeks ago. This week, we have 4 teenagers and a single […]

Ah the Joys of Rural Ohio Living

Monday, June 28th, 2010

You will never believe the conversation going on at our house this morning. First you have to understand that we live in Rural Ohio, where in spite of the fact that it is 2010, we do not get cell phone coverage. We live within 60 miles of the city of Columbus but in […]

Drawers Not Good for Toilet Paper

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

So we cleaned today after guests left the Weston House. Every now and then we find something gross (usually compliments of the people) such as 3 days worth of dirty dishes, or poopy diapers (people with toddlers are the worst!). But now and then we find something funny - which is usually compliments […]

The Season of Christmas Carols

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The Christmas Carols started this year a day or two before Thanksgiving – that’s when I heard my first one. Then we got slammed with them right after Thanksgiving, such that for several days 2 out of 3 songs I heard on the radio were Christmas Carols.
And you know, while I like Country music […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Well, here it is another Thanksgiving - and I was thinking that this really is the time to give thanks for all that we have. Looking back it’s been a great summer. I had a couple of months when I was fearing I might loose my job, because my project ended suddenly, and […]

Fall Colors are Happening Here

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Ok, so it is the 4th of October, and we’ve had a dry and cool summer. We had our first frost last week on Friday - hard frost. It killed a lot of the soy-beans that hadn’t quite dried out yet. I think they were mature, and hope they’ll be ok, but […]

Website Management

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

I went to this convention on Friday - for non-profit organizations, and how they can use technology to help manage their overall costs. It was put on by Groundwork Group. It was really interesting. I’m not a non-profit, but there was still quite a bit of information that may be applicable to […]