Archive for March, 2009

Yard Work at The William Miller House B&B

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

I had no idea that the winter winds left so many twigs and branches in our azaleas and on our walkways. I spent this sunny day picking up all the twigs and bundling them for the yard waste center. The good news is that I will be able to ride in the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast’s little red pick up truck across town to leave them so that they end up as mulch or compost. It all has to do with being GREEN.
There are lots of people in the neighborhood today, Spring Break for VCU is over and the Richmond Forum is featuring Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long of FOX NFL Sunday. You know they will speak at the Landmark Theater right around the corner from us. The Richmond Forum brings business and world leaders to Richmond to discuss issues of today. The next session will feature Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle on April 18 who will speak on the topic of “In Search of Real Food.” Sounds like a great topic, but we have real food here at the Wiliam Miller House for breakfast: eggs, bacon, and sausage from Keenbell Farms – a local farmer we found.
Come visit us soon, the birds are building their nests and I bet we’ll have babies soon!

St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Sandi and I had to go to the Barking Lot today for our “fluff and fold,” our bi-weekly grooming. The folks at the Barking Lot tied these green scarves with shamrocks on them — so it must be St. Patrick’s Day! Happy St. Patrick’s day to all my blog friends and have a green Harp beer for me!

The big news here at the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast is that Chef Mike has found a local farm for his bacon, sausage, and eggs. When they’re cooking in the morning, the bacon and sausage smell mighty good! Our guests say the eggs are full of flavor and are bright yellow. I don’t know about the “yellow” part, I only see shades of gray. I have noticed that the platters coming back to the kitchen are emptier – no sausage or bacon. I heard our guests this morning say that they could taste the difference. I wouldn’t know about that; I’m not allowed to eat sausage or bacon.

But, I understand that a trip to Keenbell Farms to see CJ and the gang, as well as the farm, is in the planning stages and, maybe, I’ll get to go.

Oops, I’ve got to run; it’s time to visit with our guests during the wine social hour. In fact, I happen to be late. But, tomorrow the temperature will be in the 70’s which means porch-sitting at last!