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Fall (wait… did we miss summer??)

OK, So we’re a little behind on the blog thing.  The last time we posted we were waiting for spring at the end of a long, cold, snowy winter.  Now it’s fall again (not really sure where the summer went, … Continue reading

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Spring?

More snow is on the way, but there are some (early) signs of spring. The Witch Hazel is blooming, and has been for about a week and a half. Which Hazel normally blooms in mid-February, and despite the extreme cold … Continue reading

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New Sign — Part 2

The new sign is finally up!  Here it is!

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New Sign – Part 1

Our old sign at the end of our driveway was hand-painted by a good friend eleven years ago on some scrap pine boards that Ben fashioned together. It has served us well, but it will soon be time to retire … Continue reading

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Chicks Update

The chicks are now 15 weeks old. Only another five to ten weeks until they start laying. Then we should have plenty of eggs to fully supply our breakfast needs. They are integrated with the two older chickens (we lost … Continue reading

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Facebook

After holding out for quite some time, Furnace Hills Bed and Breakfast is finally on Facebook! Ben is not one for social media (even though he is the webmaster and chief blogger). So Liz finally got her own Facebook page … Continue reading

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Chicks

Our three free range layers have been a hit with guests. Unfortunately, they are not able to keep up with our demand for eggs. So, we have eleven new chicks that should start laying sometime this summer. Of course, we … Continue reading

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Early Spring

Spicebush and Paw-Paw blooming, trees starting to push leaves, frogs coming out of the pond.  These are things that typically happen in mid April.  Our La Nina winter has translated into an unusually mild and early spring.  The foliage is … Continue reading

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Snow Geese

Every year at this time, thousands of bird-watchers flock to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area to view tens of thousands of migrating Snow Geese and Tundra Swans. These migratory waterfowl winter in the Chesapeake Bay region and migrate north in … Continue reading

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Chickens

The newest additions at FHB&B are our four chickens — two Rhode Island Reds, one Barred Rock, and one Gold-Laced Wyandotte. So far only one is laying eggs, but we expect the other three to start soon. Our guests will … Continue reading

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