Saturday, March 16, 2013

Green in Carlisle PA

March is all about going, growing and wearing GREEN!

Spring is on its way and things are turning green here at Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast.  The crocuses are already blooming, the daffodils have buds on them and the tulips are two inches high. Soon Chuck will be using his favorite green machine - the John Deere lawn tractor - to mow all the acres of grass on our property.  Yes, green and bright  yellow  are my two favorite colors of spring!

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day.  That means "the wearin' o' the green".  We will not be serving any green beer here at the B&B - but you are welcome to bring your own!  Irish Soda bread will be on the menu for breakfast tomorrow.

We have been "green" here at Pheasant Field B&B for many years. We recycle and invite guest to help too by using the special recycling containers in each room.  Last year we told you about the installation of our solar hot water system.  We are happy to report that the system is working very well and generating lots of hot water. We are pleased to be using less carbon based fuel (oil) to give you a nice hot shower!  In PA, we can choose energy suppliers.  We have chosen to use a PA based company which uses wind energy to produce power!  That's just one other green effort from us.

Solar Hot Water at Pheasant Field B&B

With spring, the wanderlust factor in all of us begins to emerge!  It's time to do some traveling and the Carlisle area has lots of spring events to keep you busy. The car show season begins,  ski season is replaced by zip lines and OGO balls, the farm markets and nurseries are gearing up, and soon the art and craft show season will be upon us.  Visit the Cumberland Valley this spring and stay at "Simply the Best B&B" as voted by readers of Harrisburg Magazine!

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