Spring at the Old School

Spring photo for blogWe love that the temperatures are warming up, although it has been slow going for the first half of the month. The farmland around Chamois has been plowed and the farmers are planting or starting to plant.  Local gardeners have their first seasonal growth with lettuce, asparagus and leeks popping up in my menus at home and Spring rhubarb is available for a tasty tart treat!  With growing season we’ve started casting our eyes on fresh vegetables and produce for the Old School breakfasts and at home we have started eating completely vegan and we are feeling so much better and healthier. When I see a new recipe on Facebook I immediately try to see if I can convert it to a totally plant based meal.

My husband LeRoy starting thinking that some folks might like to participate in our UPick Market and Farmer’s Market this Spring, Summer and Fall and take a class on vegan cooking.  So we are hoping to provide a few classes to showcase some great ways to utilize those fresh vegetables in daily meals and use them up while they are fresh!

We are working on sprucing up the vineyard as the winter winds and weather have taken a toll on them and many of the wooden stakes have given way and fallen over.  We are working hard to “shore” them up for the summer so they really look great.

If any one has seedlings or plantings they would like to donate for us to plant at the Old School we would love to incorporate these into some of our garden spaces.  We have had to focus much of the last 2 years on inside upgrades and we really hope to spruce up the outside more this year.  Your plant story could be apart of the School’s history with new plantings from different places.

Our small market at the School hosts postcards, soaps, local honey and now lovely wooden bread boards.  Be sure and check out our market goodies at your next stay or online here.

Call us soon and book your stay and fill our hallways with your love and laughter!

See you soon!