Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Cabin

There's something new on the grounds of the Bed and Breakfast this year!  We've added  "The Cabin".  Just across the yard nestled in the trees is a one bedroom haven for those wanting to spend some time  in something a bit more "rustic".   A perfect place for the corporate traveler here in the area for an extended stay and  wanting to get out of the city.


 
We have decorated The Cabin in Rustic Americana and believe you will find it a delightful change from your normal stay on your travels.  The main room has two couches with recliners on each end for your comfort giving plenty of seating.  Walls are decorated with a collection of quilts and pictures of days gone by.


We left the floor concrete and put down throw rugs cause we figure it would be just wrong to put carpet in a cabin..  And this way hunters won't have to worry about getting the floor dirty..
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Since this part of the world has been known to lose power and we are all electric we decided to put in a portable fireplace and hook it up to propane.  So you'll still be toasty warm even if the electric goes out.  Which it will,   trust me....


.Many years ago I made a hunter's quilt and I thought under this table is the perfect place for it.  Just in case you get a little cool...


  And there is a flat screen TV with satellite and Wi-fi so you still have the benefits we all love along with the rustic setting of a cabin..


One corner has a snack bar set up where you can catch up on office work if you must do that sort of thing while taking a break from your normal routine.  Or catch a quick snack while watching the latest game on the TV...


The kitchen part of our facility is equipped with everything you'll find at home including  a fridge, microwave, confection oven, coffee pots, electric griddle and electric skillet in case you want to do some cooking.  Or you can make arrangements to have food brought over since we are always cooking for the Bed and Breakfast.  Notice our Cedar cabinets which are also hand made.


 I love a bargain and I found this oak antique table at a local flea market.  Thought The Cabin would be a perfect place for it.  And it's already set for supper... Just pull up a chair and have a seat!


 I stained these cabinets and they make a perfect place for the microwave and confection oven.  The confection oven is just the right size for baking your pizza.   Just cause we're in the woods doesn't mean you can't enjoy the comforts of  the city life too.


The spacious bedroom follows the rustic Americana theme and is decorated with a queen size hand made log bed made by a local craftsman using native lumber.  (If interested in one of these beds for yourself give me a call and I can put you in touch with him) 

Simplify is the theme for our Cabin.  



The bathroom is located just off the bedroom and has an oversize shower.  


There is also a separate entrance off the bedroom where you can take your cup of coffee out on the covered porch in the early morning hours and watch the mist rising off the pond or enjoy the antics of the squirrels and other wildlife.


Our squirrels think they are part of the family

The Cabin is located just a short walk across the yard from The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast and has plenty of outdoor lighting for those needing to come in late at night. 


Fishing our stocked pond  is always encouraged here on the grounds and if you forget your poles we have extra.



You may be surprised who you will be sharing the dock with.  Bird watching is encouraged.


We have a walking trail around the pond for those who like to get some exercise while here for their stay.  

Our pond is within sight of The Cabin and is a great place to sit on the dock and  contemplate the beauty  and serenity of nature.  

And nothing compares to the beauty of the mist rising off the pond on those cool, crisp mornings.  

A fire pit is just outside the cabin door with plenty of seating.  Light the fire and roast some hot dogs or make some Smores and sit around the fire talking about the "good ole days"  when life was simple...

Hope you've enjoyed our  little tour of our newest addition to the Bed and Breakfast.  And if you would like to spend a few days with us just give us a call.  Our door is always open and we love welcoming new friends to our neck of the woods.


To make a reservation to stay at The Cabin call 417-465-2655.  We are located at 21763 E Nebo Hill in Nevada, Mo. 64772,    This cabin can also be leased by the month for your corporate use.  We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay with us a memorable one!







Friday, January 17, 2014

It's a new year and a new season in my life!


          Driving home from church last Sunday I was observing the fields lying dormant.  It's the season where the ground is resting and soaking up the nutrients from the rain and snow that it will need for the next season.  Which is the one of growth and new life.  I feel like I too am in a season of rest.  And I too am soaking up what my soul needs to be prepared for the next season.  A friend reminded me that even though it appears nothing is happening on the surface that below ground roots are digging deeper and becoming stronger.  I trust that is what is happening in my life also.
       I am running a Bed and Breakfast here in the Ozarks and loving every minute of it.  Meeting new people.  Cooking which everyone knows I love to do!  And learning to let the cares of this world slip away and enjoying the simple life. 
      So come along with me as I journal this new season in my life.    Time to look forward and anticipate what the next season of my life holds in store.. 

Ice Storm of 2013

We have had some unseasonably cold weather this past month (even with a wind chill of 25 below) and on Christmas morning early I grabbed my camera and drove down some country roads to snap some pictures of the incredible ice storm we had.  It was a good thing cause by later in the day the ice was melting and I would have missed it.   Seeing the beauty in all things is good for the soul.  Hope you enjoy my favorite photos of the beauty in ice!
wonder how many people thought it strange to see my blue truck parked along the road sides early on Christmas morning?

Ice hanging down from the eaves of the cabin



 this windmill won't be turning any time soon.

The chicken wire on this fence made a unique pattern don't you think?

I have a friend who passed away and everytime I pass cows I think about him.  He loved these critters!

The ice on the pond is pretty thick

The netting over my chicken pen came down as the ice built up.


Loved the way the ice coated each individual blade of grass...
  The build up of ice on fence wire and the ice on the hay fields was breathtaking..
 Passed a little creek on my travels and stopped.  Forgot ice builds up faster on bridges and wasn't sure I was gonna get the truck rolling again without a push...but I made it and on I traveled..

 The hay for the cows was securely wrapped for weather such as this
 icicles hanging off my gate
 cows huddling against the cold.


 Encapsulated is the word that comes to mind.

 love old barns



and my very favorite pic is this one.  Ice on the fence posts.  Beautiful isn't it?