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Storms

We were hit with two major storms in late August and early September. Hurricane Irene brought 6.7″ of rain in a day and followed that with heavy winds. The result was that we lost over ten mature trees — fortunately … Continue reading

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Blackberry Season

It is Blackberry season again. We were expecting a good crop this year, but the recent lack of rain may limit the size and number of berries. One good rain, along with the hot sunny weather that we are having … Continue reading

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Granola!

Liz enjoys trying new recipes, and over the last year she has experimented with several differnt types of granola. The peanut butter granola has become a regular menu item (and the family loves it too!). It’s good with milk for … Continue reading

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Fledglings

We have had two successful nests on our house so far this year. The Robins have nested on the log corners in the front of our house several times over the past few years, and were successful once again this … Continue reading

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Biking at Middlecreek

Middlecreek Wildlife Management area offers biking opportunites for all ages and skill levels. We took our five and seven year olds the other evening to practice in the parking lot and on the back roads on the north side of … Continue reading

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The Grossbeaks are Back!

A sure sign of spring is the return of our Rose-Breasted Grossbeaks. So far we have seen one pair, and we typically get at least two pairs that stay for the summer. We also have a Phoebe who has been … Continue reading

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Kayaking at Speedwell

We took the family kayaking at Speedwell Forge Lake this evening.  Speedwell is a PA Fish and Boat Commission lake and offers fishing and non-motorized boating and is located about 10 minutes from Furnace Hills Bed and Breakfast.  The weather … Continue reading

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Spring at Furnace Hills B&B

It’s finally spring at Furnace Hills Bed and Breakfast. The calendar says it has been spring for a few weeks, but the thermometer is only now starting to agree. Flowers are starting to push and the goldfish in the pond … Continue reading

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