Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas shop preview

If you would like a preview of some of the items in our shop this weekend, go to our Etsy online store.

Christmas shop

This hat was grown and handspun and dyed on our farm!!
Come buy one for someone on your list this Christmas.
Farm shop is open, this weekend only, December 13-14, Saturday and Sunday 10-2

Come buy one for someone on your list this Christmas.

Christmas Shop at B&B

The farm shop is open this weekend! Stuffed full of gifts for the hard to buy for people on your list. 4 Artists have contributed, the gifts are handmade and local. Ornaments, pillows, tags, teaparty banners, dolls and wool felted items. Journals, farmgirl handgrease, much more!
December 13 and 14 Saturday 10-2 and Sunday 10-2

Winter in the apple orchard

The apple orchard is next to our picnic area and garden, the garden is full of garlic right now, I can't wait to see it in July! Samuels compost is on top of it all, and it is so rich--I have never seen a squash plant as big as ours this summer. There was so much squash that we froze some for zucchinie breads and things, plus we had enough for fresh eating all summer.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Local view of the hills

This is what most of the hills around here look like right now. It has been a tricky year for hay. It seems like everyday has been a mix of beautiful sun with a shower or two. This hay is my sister and brother in laws. They sure have a pretty view. I think it's Pennsylvania actually, you can see a long way from the top of the hills around here!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Country Paradise

Take a walk with me at Small Graces,
it's night, and the moon is shining. You can smell the roses by the gate,
it's so bright you don't need a flashlight, and everywhere you look there are fireflies. It's cool, for a July evening, and it just rained, the ground is a little misty and the tiny frogs are peeping softly in the woods. The creek is gently trickling and the breeze is a soft breath through the trees. A new lamb is baaing by the barn, you are home.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Historic sheep breed on our farm!

Appleblossom is a Hog Island Ewe. Listed as critical by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. She is now an official member of the farm, look for more posts about Appleblossom as we go into the fall and
spring. She is going to meet a hog Island ram, and hopefully by April we will have lamb photos!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Potatoes from the garden

Here we have some small potatoes, fresh out of our garden. When you come for a visit, we promise your food is fresh and as seasonal and local as possible. Most of the summer that means right from our organic farm and garden. Quiche with fresh peas or green beans. Hash browns, or a scramble with heirloom tomatoes and chives or dill. I have to go now, I am getting hungry. Anyone think strawberry shortcake is okay to eat at 10:30am??

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rent the Cottage for the week this summer

Our beautiful cottage is available to rent by the week.
For an affordable rate of $500.00 plus tax, up to 4 people can enjoy
a yummy, organic welcome basket full of local and made on our farm items
the outdoor spa-room, and a farm tour (if arrainged ahead of time)

Call us today for a little country in your vacation

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Where we are located

Here are our horses at sunset

Small Graces B&B is located in a tiny wood in the green hills of the lower fingerlakes region. Tioga County, NY.

We are central to Ithaca, Binghamton, and Elmira/Corning. Syracuse is about 1&1/2 hours, and NYC is 3&1/2 to 4 hours.

We are near hiking and fishing areas, with Cayuga Lake only 30 minutes away, and the state forest literally within view of the cottage. Trail map available in the cottage.

20 minutes from the historic village of Owego, with many shops and some of our favorite restaurants. Hickory Park, in Owego has a great little put-in, on the Susquahanna River for kayaks or fishing boats, and we take the family there a lot.

Try the Waterman center for nature programs for children and adults!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bathroom in cottage

reservation details /prices

  1. $120.00 per night, + Tax, based on a two person, two night stay
  2. 30 day cancellation policy
  3. Check in 3 pm. Check out 12 noon,feel free to request flexibility
  4. Outdoor spa room open Memorial day to Labor day
  5. Additional persons $30 dollars per night
  6. $50 dollar deposit
  7. Checks accepted/ sorry, no credit cards

Small Graces B&B

56 Lathrop RD.

CANDOR, N.Y. 13743

PH.(607) 659-5630

What to expect at Small Graces B&B

  1. A private cottage in the woods, "Green-built", by our family
  2. Comfy, warm atmosphere, surrounded by the beautiful hills of the lower fingerlakes region
  3. An organic, delicious breakfast, served at your cottage, special dietary needs are always considered. Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan diets, etc,--no problem!
  4. An out-door spa room, from May to September
  5. Kitchenette
  6. Sunmar composting toilet
  7. Friendly B&B hosts
  8. No smoking, No pets, No chemicals, we are as allergy-free as possible

Cozy loft bedroom

Here is a cozy loft, bedroom , are you looking for a romantic place to get away? Now is the season for a yummy farm-fresh organic breakfast on the porch, (or you can take the tray up to bed)

Cottage at night

Sorry it's a little blurry, but I wanted you to see the soft light that shines on our cottage, from the sunset across the field. It's a little magical.

Small Graces Charm

Where can you stay in May, that
the woods glows at twighlight
with white trillium??
The only sounds are horses munching their hay, the trickle of the creek and a bird singing a quiet goodnight song.