Category Archives: Our cabin

Off our rocker

We took a drive up to the Mt. Airy region to do some ‘antiquing’. We stopped in at The Antique Mall of the Foothills. They call it antiquing, but I am used to real serious antiquing from the New England area. These are more like consignment shops, similar to the one on King St. I […]


2 Guitars and a dulcimer serenade goo for her birthday!  What a talented family!  

Mountain Herbs

Our mountain herb garden seemed to winter over pretty well. I cut back the winter savory and the sage.  I replanted some oregano and rosemary.  I washed and bundled the sage and savory for guests to use.  I have the bundles hanging by the fireplace to dry. These gorgeous blooms are the sage blossoms.

Carolina Wrens are back

The Carolina Wrens seem to like our bear birdhouse.  Last year when we first hung it out, they nested in it right away.  Stephen and Sue were nice enough to send us pictures of the new additions to our Boone family.  Last year’s hatchling were seen in early July. This year is a much earlier […]

Grosbeak at our birdfeeder

For the first time, I have seen a rose-breasted grosbeak at our birdfeeder. I have always known they are present in the high country in Summer. But considering they only spend a few days at feeders, I was fortunate to have a vist from one for 2 – 3 days. Typically, the male migrates a […]

Hummingbird don’t fly away

It is always so thrilling to hear the Bzzzz of the hummingbirds in the morning and afternoon at our cabin in Boone. No sooner do we set out the hummingbird feeders and we hear that familiar Bzzzz Bzzzz Bzz of them fighting over territory. Sometimes if we are sitting in the adirondack chairs in the […]

Fog on The New River

A great morning fog over the river after a thrilling night of boomers and lightning.  Nothing like awakening to the crisp scent after a mountain rain!

Carolina Wrens like our bear birdhouse

Letter from a guest: Trish, arrived home a ahort time ago after a wonderful week at Bearfoot Hideway. Was much cooler there than the 90 degree reception here in central new york. We enjoyed the wildlife around your lovely home. A deer visited the front yard regularly, chipmunks, squirrels, birds, hummingbirds all seen. We used […]

No thanks to Delta – Delta Stinks

It is so very challenging to coordinate travel plans with adult children.  There is so much to take into consideration: cost, vacation time for 4 people, flight schedules, pet sitting, etc.  So when Jordan and Melissa were unable to make it to the cabin last year at Christmas, we were all sorely disappointed!  Add on […]

Happy Birthday Goo

It seems that our tradition has been to spend Marisa’s birthday in Boone.   Her favorite restaurant is Twig’s in Blowing Rock.  It is certainly a great choice for a special occasion.  Twig’s charming twig covered arbor beckons you into the cozy restaurant with a charming mountain decor.  The twinkling white lights through the restaurant gives […]