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Tellock’s Hill Woods

September 2nd, 2012

Hepatica nobilisTrillium with Bishop´s CapDutchman´s Breeches

 

We have learned of a spot within several miles of our bed and breakfast that is a true “climax” forest.  The climax forest is the final growth stage showing the most mature trees.  As the trees grow older, they die and topple to the ground, which adds more layers to the already thick decaying matter on the floor of the woods, which gives life to the next round of flowers and trees.  The trees can range up to 120 feet high and 200 years in age, and beneath the trees lay beautiful woodland wildflowers. Trillium, Dutchman’s breeches, the Trout Lily, Hepaticas and Bishops Cap to name a few.   There are rare tree frogs, and red backed and blue spotted salamanders as well. Tellock’s Hill Woods was designated a State Natural Area in 1972 by the Tellock family. Another treasure in our own backyard, what else will we discover just over the next hill or around the next curve right here in our own Waupaca County?

 

We have the best guests….Miss Symco Pinup Girls!!

August 11th, 2012

We have just the best guests, meet Abby and Bre!  Friends getting ready for a night of fun at the Symco Shakedown 2012.  There is a Miss Symco Pinup contest that celebrates the era of the 1940′s and 50′s and that style.  The ladies come from everywhere and get their “glam” on for the contest, some don’t even enter the contest, just for the fun of dressing the part and it is just a guess but I get the sense there is a bit of a rock-a-billy vibe at the Shakedown as well.  The people who plan the Shakedown and all the volunteers that make it a success are to be commended.  People from many states and many walks of life come to the Shakedown to experience fun, catch up with old friends and most importantly see a lot of great rides.  So thank you to Abby and Bre for not only staying with us, but allowing us to take your photograph and make for a fun blog post!  To checkout more about the pinup contest, to purchase a pinup calendar or just find out more about a great hot rod show….head to www.symcoshakedown.com!

Things to think on

August 3rd, 2012

I haven’t blogged in awhile as have been busy with work, life and the Inn, not necessarily in that order.  That got me to thinking about our guests and friends and family and how crazy busy their lives get as well.  What a unique situation we find ourselves in as Innkeepers, in that we are able to help people to reconnect and unplug….we can only help them if they will let us.  I have often said that reconnecting and relaxing are becoming harder and harder to come by these days.  Oh sure, we have the internet, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and all manner of ways to keep in touch with those we care about.  That one on one, face to face time is what is seemingly lost through our life.  I believe that people are looking for that way to reconnect, even if they don’t think that is what is missing.  That time to unwind with those we love and care about, and just chat about the things that are happening within our world and our lives.  A Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for just such reconnecting, we offer a calm, quiet place to do just that.  Whether it’s sitting on the front porch, laughing and enjoying the evening, or it’s having a friendly game night in the parlor or watching a movie together, it is all time well spent.  You also have space to get away by yourself and hang out and rest.  All of that, plus snacks and a full gourmet breakfast and what a wonderful time can be had.  I also wanted to share with you some musings from an email that I received from a very dear friend.  These thoughts are those of 90 year old Regina Brett, these are just some of the 45 lessons that life has taught her, something to learn from those around us for sure.

1.  Life is too short, enjoy it!

2.  When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

3.  Don’t compare your life to others, you have no idea what their journey is all about.

4.  Take a deep breath, it calms the mind.

5.  Whatever doesn’t kill you, really does make you stronger.

6.  It’s never too late to be happy, but it’s all up to you and no one else.

7.  When it comes to going after what you love in life, never take no for an answer.

8.  Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie, don’t save it for a special occassion, today is special!

9.  The best is yet to come.

and finally…..

Believe in Miracles!

 

I hope you make it a great day!

 

Lobsterfest

June 20th, 2012

 

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So you have to admit, the thought of being able to attend Lobsterfest in a small town in Central Wisconsin, is a pretty unique thing.  Yes of course, we all know that there are other Lobsterfest’s around the country, and even national chain restaurants have them occasionally.  Shaunie B’s,  in Ogdensburg ( affectionately called “The Burg” in these parts) is going to be having their first annual Lobsterfest July 14th, from 4 p.m. to ?.  There will be live music, a corn roast, steak and the stars of the show, steamed and grilled fresh, whole, Maine lobsters and I am sure plenty of delicious, melted Wisconsin butter for dipping.  I will also say that Maine lobster is absolutely succulent and flavorful and just downright yummy, the thought of it is making my mouth water.  Enjoying it in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere is also part of the fun.  Bring your friends and come on out to Shaunie B’s on July 14th and relax with a lobster and a brew, and not necessarily in that order, after all this is Wisconsin!

*Contact them at 920-244-7816 ,they are located at 408 Main Street in Ogdensburg

 

Little Creek Music Festival

June 7th, 2012

You have to love any event that is associated with the phrase “the music goes on forever, the party never ends”.  This is the mantra of the Little Creek Music Festival, this Saturday June 9, 2012, from Noon until Midnight.  See The Arkdale Ramblers, Loose Strings, The Heartland String Band, and of course my personal favorite, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, which is such a great name and who else would or could put out their latest CD “Pig Tails and Coffin Nails”! Little Creek Music Festival is held at Steingraber’s Farms located at N7098 Bestul Road just outside Manawa.  Even some local favorites, Jeanne Bauer, Tammy Drath, Bourbon Creek, John & Cindy Evans. There is “rough camping” available for $5.00 per person, please call in advance if possible 920-596-3607/920-538-2072 or send an email to steinray@wolfnet.net.  Bring a chair, bring a friend to The Best Little Music Festival and enjoy some wonderful music and time to sit and enjoy the beauty of Central Wisconsin.

 

The perfect spot for a Bridal Luncheon

June 3rd, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is true when you live in a home that you feel is just lovely, that not everyone may feel that way, however enter Aunt Mary.  Mary had found us on the web and thought our front porch might just be the spot for her to honor her niece Kelly, and hostess a bridal luncheon.  Many of you may ask, a bridal luncheon, what’s that?  Do you bring a gift, like for a bridal shower?  It turns out, you don’t, a bridal luncheon is a relaxed gathering of the ladies in the bridal party and the brides future Mother in law and her Mom, and other family and friends, bridal luncheon’s  are quite popular in the South, not so much in the Northern states.  When I met Mary in October, I must say I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to see how it all turned out, and it was a wonderful gathering, very relaxed and yet with a bit of a formal spin.  Mary had chosen a vintage theme, turns out she had been buying bits and pieces here and there and as you can see by some of the photos, it turned out just lovely.  Lunch was just delicious ( I would be a slacker if I didn’t mention the food), curried chicken salad, and a green salad, croissants, a rhubarb infused champagne cocktail, and a too die for berry sorbet.  It was lovely, right down to the last detail. A special memory of Kelly’s wedding weekend, and a definite high point for us here at the Lindsay House.  Thank you Mary and Kelly and all the ladies for a great day and some wonderful memories.

Tough enough to plant pink event

May 31st, 2012

Pink tulips

Crosscut Solutions Greenhouse at E5763 County  Rd B, just outside Manawa,  is having a “Plant Pink” event, I participated in this event last year and what a great time.  Planting flowers, which in my humble opinion is way more fun than weeding! I was able to meet and visit with people that I don’t get the opportunity very often to meet and visit with, and owner Amy Starr is always ready with a friendly smile, and that this is an event that benefits breast cancer research is a bonus.  So give Amy a call at Crosscut Solutions at 920-596-2330 and sign up, it will give you a chance to take a breather and make yourself or someone you love a beautiful pot of flowers, and you get your name in a drawing for a hanging basket, what’s not to love about that!

Sign up now to support breast cancer research and go home with a pot of pink flowers!!

June 2nd & 9th.  9am – 5pm.

Your $20.00 pre-registration includes:

  • assortment of flowers
  • HOPE Garden Gloves
  • a spot at the planting table
  • a 10″ pot filled with potting soil
  • entry to win a free hanging basket

 

Waupaca County Bucket List-Nominate your business!!

May 31st, 2012

Whether you’ll rise before dawn or snuggle til noon, you’ll appreciate the path less taken in Waupaca County. Don’t follow the crowd, follow your heart while you recharge in our peaceful neck of the woods.  Do what you like, because in Waupaca County, it’s always your day.

County Looks to Generate Buckets of Business

Author:  Bill Zeinert, Waupaca County Tourism Task Force

 

Waupaca County Businesses are invited to apply to be part of the first annual Bucket List. Sponsored by the Waupaca County Tourism Task Force, the bucket lists are designed to highlight the tastes and experiences in Waupaca County that everyone needs to checkout, before they “checkout”.

This Year’s Categories:

1. Best Burger

2. Best Bloody Mary

3. Best Fish Fry

4. Best Parade or Festival

5. Best Day on the Water

6. Best Coffee Shop

7. Best Old Fashion

To apply for participation in the FREE contest a business must do the following:

1. Email the name of your business, the category you are entering and business address to visit.waupaca.county@gmail.com.

2. Submissions must be received no later than June 15th, 2012.

3. Attach at least one picture (but not more than five) to the email

4. Participants receive promotional materials on or before June 21st, 2012.

5. Use the promotional materials in your business, encouraging patrons to vote. Voting is open to anyone and begins June 22nd. To cast a vote, patrons can visit the Waupaca County Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visitWC or scan a QR code from their smart phone. Voting will continue through July 22nd with one voter being randomly chosen to receive a grand prize of $500 worth of gift certificates from county businesses.

Guts Frisbee Wisconsin Guts Championship

May 19th, 2012

 

 

 

You might want to ask me….what is Guts Frisbee, well to the average person, they might inaccurately call it “Frisbee or Disc Golf”, however don’t let a die hard Guts Frisbee player here you categorize it like that. To those folks it is altogether different, Guts is a sport played between two teams of one to five players each. The objective is to be the first team to score 21 points. To start play, each team lines up facing each other 14 m apart. Play is accomplished by a player attempting to throw the disc toward or at the opposing team and within the reach of at least 1 player of that team, in such a manner that the opposing team cannot make a clean catch. Scoring is contingent on the success or failure of the throwing team. A good throw, without a catch, results in a point for the throwing team and a bad throw results in a point for the receiving team.  It seems pretty straight forward, but nothing is ever as simple as it seems, or at least not in my world.  At the Wisconsin Guts Championship to be held at Hatten Park in New London, there will be Team from all over the Midwest, and teams with names like “Appleton Assassins” or “Blame the Dog”, you just wanna check it out.  There is going to be a Players Party Saturday night at The Waters, featuring live music by the ever popular and incredibly talented Mike & Brian Experience from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., and just in case there are some of you out there who haven’t heard Mike & Brian before, come out and hear them, it is a good time to be sure.  For more information on exactly what Guts Frisbee is and where you can play or how you can get started check them out on the web at www.gutsfrisbee.com.

   

City and County wide

May 18th, 2012

Quilt Auction

There are lots of things happening in Manawa the weekend of June 2nd.  Manawa’s annual city wide rummage, a right of passage for anyone who loves a good rummage sale, there will be things for sale all over Manawa and even beyond.  Just remember one person’s cast off’s are another person’s treasures.  Those living in the Manawa area can sign up at Baylake Bank, the cost is $10 and your name will go into a drawing for Chamber Bucks to be spent right here in Manawa, and your location on a map.  Many people don’t know that we have a large Amish community between Manawa, Clintonville and Marion,  they will be having their 8th Annual Spring Quilt & Consignment auction at Lester Lambright’s farm, 4 miles south of Marion, or 12 North of Manawa on Hwy 110, or from Clintonville, west on Highway C to 110, then right on 110 to the farm.  They are also having a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and a bake sale to support their school.  If you want to look at or even purchase some beautifully handmade quilts, and have an awesome breakfast, this should definitely be one of your planned stops on Saturday June 2nd.

Another happening here in Manawa will be at Keglers Bowling Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. a beer, wine and appetizer festival, the cost is $10 per person.  In case there are some of you who are unfamiliar with Kegler’s, they have a very good selection of beers, many different microbrews and some very nice beers on tap as well.  So you can taste a selection of beers and wine while enjoying some appetizers.  So grab some friends and take a break from the activities of the day and step in for a cold one.

I am very excited that a group of ladies will be having a bridal luncheon here also, the woman who is hosting this luncheon has just some fabulous ideas and I am excited to see how it all comes together.  Perhaps they will allow us to have some photos that we can post.  The Lindsay House is an intimate and beautiful place to hold baby showers, bridal showers, gift openings, or simply to have your out of town guests stay.  Enjoy whatever you plan to do on June 2nd , but always keep in mind, there is always something happening in Waupaca County!

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