No matter what Mother Nature says or does, spring IS here. Even though the wind is whipping around like it thinks we’re in Kansas, it’s still spring.
This is the time for the obligatory post about new growth and budding flowers, pictures of blooming daffodils and sprouting asparagus. I am happy to oblige, with these links to previous posts here and here. Enjoy the recipes and the pictures!
This year, however, we have a different kind of growth to talk about. Growth of the staff, of the family, and growth of our Maryland inn, literally. We have gotten permission from the National Register of Historic Places to extend the den (also known as The Cookie Room) and create a larger dining room. This will allow us to accommodate larger groups for special events, not to mention at breakfast. The current dining room will become a second parlor, which is what it was originally. This will allow more room for games and puzzles, reading nooks and sipping sherry or tea.
The staff is sort of expanding as Danielle and Michael take a few steps away from the day to day running of the inn, and Lucas and Rachel take their brave steps forward into that routine. 29 years is a pretty good run; they figured it was time to let someone else have some fun for a change. Mike is still going to be Brampton’s Mr. Fix-it, as he knows the building and its systems like a surgeon knows the human anatomy. Danielle will be busy with the Eight Broads and their travelling cooking classes as well as imparting all of her inn-keeping savvy to the new generation. They’ll take some time to travel a bit themselves and visit the west coast grand-kids. But there’s also an east coast grand-kid now.
Okay, so the growth of the family and the staff are one and the same. But little Abby is taking the eastern shore by storm and charming everyone she meets. Good practice for a future innkeeper? Only time will tell.
As these lovely changes take place, the inn is of course surrounded by the spring time flowers and ready and waiting for visitors. Springtime here is magical: the colors and the light are truly breathtaking.
Come and see for yourself. Our April Specials is an incredible deal that you won’t want to miss. Just like our famous sunsets, here in the Land of Pleasant Living at our cozy Maryland bed and breakfast.