Monday, August 31, 2015

Small Graces Updates

So, at Small Graces B&B, this is a photo of what we have been doing this summer, 

serving breakfast, making it special.  

But, next year is our Tenth anniversary!! And so Small Graces B&B is getting some updates.  

We are not changing our policies, we still believe that it's the little, gracious movements and gifts in life that make it worth while.  We are still Organic, family run, on a farm and a tiny stay.  What might start to look different?  Photos and more info coming soon!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

White pine winter tonic and Angora rabbit fiber

What has been going on around here, besides the time and love put into opening Bramble, the new herb shop in Ithaca, NY?? I have been enjoying the process of opening a shop with my four partners, but have not had the time to share all the herbal goodness going on here at the farm.  
White pine, winter tonic (recipe can be found in Euelle Gibbons book, Stalking the Healthful Herbs.) 
 Ingredients growing outside our door!  (If you don't live on a farm, you can always get bulk herbs from Bramble) :)
                                                     I love putting my concoctions into blue bottles. beautiful
This recipe has to be refrigerated, so you can't get it on my shelf at Bramble, but that's okay, you can make it!
 Gorgeous angora, available by the ounce. now listed on our Etsy shop,
Link to Etsy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Winter on the farm

 The new lamps that Dean installed at our gate.
 Micah's ducks waddling past the Duck-snowman that she made,
 into their cozy duck house
Our stack of wood for the stove that heats our house and hot water, and the little red hen that chopped all the wood, no just kidding, we have some other hardworkers about.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wishing you a merry christmas and a happy new year!!

It's winter and things have slowed down on the farm as they should, with animals tucked into winter pens and wreaths on our doors, our family wishes you peace and joy this season!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Baking up memories

Here we are having fun in the kitchen, this is the part not everyone gets to see, I love the moment when the breakfast all comes together, when the kettle whistles and the coffee press is poured to go on the tray.  The whole family works together to get it just right and what memories we have together.  On the other side, when we deliver this sweet smelling tray to you at the cottage, what memories do you go home with?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Community Herbalism!! Loose tea and salve 101

 These are a few photos from the DIY workshop that we did today, the family was so helpful, with Lena especially doing many things to help. We sent our guests home with 2 blends of tea that they blended, after learning about the herbs, and can give out as homemade holiday gifts.  The salve didn't get finished, in time to take home, but I am making deliveries! All in all, it was a very satisfying day! Thank you everyone who came, you made it so fun!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


 The first snow of the season
 beautiful sunsets
Lena and Jenn finished their herbal class