Sunday, May 24, 2009

AT Hikers

AT Hikers staying us for the next 2 nights. It's so much fun to hear why in the world someone would want to hike 2000 miles in one summer!  This is the 3rd set of hikers we've hosted so far this season.  Very fun!

Tomorrow we really dig into getting ready for the first wedding of the season at Pheasant Field. Still lots of planting and weeding to do to make this a fairy tale wedding spot. This week will be full of  hard work but the wedding pictures will be wonderful!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

FRESH Strawberries

This "job" is so much fun!   

Earlier today, one of our local farmers called to tell us that he picked the first batch of strawberries for the season.  Chuck drove right over and was able to get 6 boxes of the freshest strawberries ever.  So you can guess what tomorrow morning's fruit will be...yes, very FRESH local strawberries! 

Today is World Turtle Day.  Three sisters staying with us stopped along the road to pick up a box turtle which was in danger of being hit on the road.  He is now a resident of Pheasant Field's pond across the road from the Bed & Breakfast.  I will need to ask him/her (the turtle that is) about special dietary restrictions or food allergies.  This new resident will need a name.  The guests will have fun deciding what name is appropriate for him/her.

Carlisle is a wonderful "small town USA" type of place. There are flower baskets hanging from the lamp posts in downtown Carlisle and big yellow ribbons and red/white/blue ribbons on light posts too.  We will have a parade on Monday, and a short memorial service to honor the service men & women who gave everything for our freedoms.  We hope you also will pause for a few moments sometime this holiday weekend to remember those brave folks and say Thanks for the freedoms we enjoy. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


It's a beautiful day here in south central PA!  We are planting our annual flowers to add wonderful color for summer.  Our first wedding of the season will be held on 5/30 and we hope all these flowers will be blooming for that special day.

Come celebrate with us!  It's our 15th anniversary...If you stay with us Sunday nights through Thursday nights during the remainder of May, you will pay 1994 prices!  Call today for more information.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Civil War Trails in PA

We are looking forward to this weekend's special event about the Underground Railroad here in Carlisle.  James McBrides's book, "Song Yet Sung" will be featured during a discussion on Firday night.  On Saturday, tours will be conducted through Carlisle with hightlights at our county Historical Society and a virtual field trip recreating the journey of Henry "Box" Brown as he made his way north through the Underground Railroad network.

Stay here at Pheasant Field B&B where the old summer kitchen was actually one of the "Stops" on the underground railroad. You can see, and even experience, part of the journey these brave souls made in the Quest For Freedom.