We’re finally getting the warm sunny forecast which makes a trip to the Cape so popular. our road was paved this fall and is now one way. No more dirt road dust. I’ve been working on our beach, the boats, the path and the garden. I’m tired but the outdoors is gorgeous. We’ve taken advantage of our sunny deck to try the upside down tomato planters and are having great success with a hydroponic vertical planter which lets us grow 20 vegetable plants in about 2 square feet. We still have openings throughout the summer and hope those out there who deserve a special treat will plan their stays.
Steve and I went to the most wonderful event last week, Music Madness at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Its just a few miles down the road from our B&B on Route 28. It will be going on until April 2nd and includes a line-up of 12 exciting and varied concerts. Performances range from American folk music to Sudanese folk music, Blues to Broadway, Classical to Cabaret and Jazz. If you’re coming to stay at the inn, this is a must-do.
Chef Feufeu, at Bleu, in Mashpee Commons is continuing their 3 course prix fixe dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5-7 PM for $25.00. Authentic French bistro cooking with a romantic ambiance, one of our favorites, reminds us of our vacation in the Loire Valley.
If you can include it, have a Sunday brunch at Coonamessett inn. They serve a buffet of fabulous food with great service in an inn atmosphere where you are the most pampered guest for only $23.95 a person. We didn’t need it, but noticed a completely gluten-free menu for those that do. The gluten-free menu is served seven days a week.
The lawn is back. After the snowiest winter since we started coming to the Cape, two weeks of clear weather and snow melting rain has washed away most of the snow. Temperatures in the forties and fifties this week will rival a California winter. I’m ready for spring. We have openings for President’s weekend and then are booked until mid March. We are getting lots of calls for the summer season. I guess a bad winter makes us all long for the beach. I can’t wait to get my kayak back in the water and look forward to sailing Ashumet Pond on our catamaran. Steve checked the beach and our path yesterday and all looks good. Clara was disappointed that it’s still too cold for the frogs, her favorite summer play things.
Many of the restaurants are offering 3 course dinners for $25. An American Girl Store opened at Mashpee Commons. It’s a great time to visit, before the masses return for the season.
We’re back on the Cape! Our gardens are gorgeous. The pond is still very high, but beautiful. At night the peepers are all you hear with exception of an occasional bullfrog. No traffic noise here!
We’ve had some really cute dogs here this month. Clara is enjoying being back in her role as concierge dog.
We are planning summer activities at the library. The first is June 13th. We will have 20 local authors, live music in 3 locations including: jazz, guitar and harp plus food.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us and the season has started.
Here are some shots from our beautiful garden!
We have had more rain and snow this winter than ever before and Ashumet Pond is lapping over our rear garden. Barbara, Steve, and Clara are ready to return to Mashpee, May 6th. Barbara broke her leg in Croton this winter and was trapped at the big inn. Steve drove up with most of the belongings taken to Croton last fall last week. He reports that the peepers are singing and the bull frogs are sunning themselves on the front steps. Plans to bring Barbara back this week present the logistical challenge of traveling with two year old twins: lots of equipment. Our handyman, Frank, has done the spring clean-up. The perennials are blooming and Barbara can’t wait to pick out annuals at the nursery. We expect a really beautiful season and very happy guests.