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All You Need is Dove…

Saturday, March 15th, 2008


All You Need is Dove…
Originally uploaded by darbyfieldinn.One of the highlights of breakfast here at the Darby Field Inn, besides the fantastic food, is watching the antics of the birds and squirrels at the feeder. It is interesting to watch the different groups and the way they all interact with each other. I consider doves to be the gentle cows of the population; they always congregate in large, cooing groups and eat enormous amounts of sunflower seeds. They will readily give up their feeder position to any other birds, even the little Chickadees! Doves are also here year round, providing great photo opportunities for our guests, no matter what the season. It is easy to see why these gentle birds became associated with the symbol for peace!

Things To Do In the Spring…

Friday, May 25th, 2007

The bugs are officially out in force, but that’s no reason to stay at home.
There are some great activities going on here and in the Valley to get you outside and keep you a couple of steps ahead of the
flying
pests.

Our outdoor heated pool opens this weekend!

Splashing around
will keep you cool while you’re catching some rays and sipping on the chilly beverage of your choice (served in plastic, of course).

You can
also go under for a few seconds to escape horseflies.
You
can also take a brisk walk around the grounds and our nature trails.
See how many of the flowers you can name, or maybe catch sight of some wildlife.

This
will help you
burn up a little extra space to fill
later with some delicious food when you join us in the dining room!

Tin Mountain Conservation
Center
is offering Saturday morning nature walks from 10am - 12pm each Saturday.
You never now
what they’ll be doing, but you know you’ll have fun and learn something.

Two added bonuses:

Bugs aren’t usually early risers and you can burn off
the big country breakfast you enjoyed before leaving the Inn!
For those who like to start the weekend early, Joe Jones Sports is hosting bicycle tours around the area beginning at
5:15 every Thursday until the end of October.
If you can’t bring your own, you can rent one for $25 for the day.
Perfect for all skill levels, too.
Bugs are easy to stay ahead of on a bike, just don’t smile too much thinking about how you outsmarted them…

We’ve posted a new canoe special on
our website and as usual, our last minute special
will save you some money.
So don’t waste time at home avoiding the bugs, come
have fun with us in the White Mountains of New Hampshire!

Spring…Finally?

Friday, April 20th, 2007

New Spring Arrivals!
After posting twice before that spring and mud season were here, then getting two more huge winter storms, I am approaching this blog with more delicacy. If we get even one more inch of snow before next winter, my friends and family may well pack up and head for Florida! These pictures show how the weather here in New Hampshire can change within one week, from a foot of snow to fresh spring bulbs!

Here at the Darby Field Inn we’re back in business on a reduced scale, doing some spring cleaning and renovations in preparation for the seasons ahead. We are welcoming guests on weekends only in April, and are offering some great deals on our Specials Page. Don’t forget Mother’s day is quickly approaching; we can help you show that special mom in your life how much she’s appreciated by booking a reservation for her (and a guest) to enjoy some TLC here at the Inn.

Another thing to keep in mind is once the ground dries up, spring is the ideal time for hiking, insect and humidity free! In addition to our own nature paths, there are several excellent trails located minutes from here off the Kancamaugus Highway. It may be too cold to swim, still, but the local wildlife is currently out of hibernation and prime for picture taking and viewing from a distance. There is also the Home, Garden & Flower Show going on in the middle of May at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, only twenty minutes from here. Vendors show you what’s new for home and gardens this season, and it’s a great place to pick up some different plants for your yard. There are also some great food vendors, and packaged gourmet foods for sale.

Faye will begin working her magic in our (her) award winning gardens this week. Here’s a picture of the starting point, for reference later in the season. You’ll be amazed at how fantastic they look, even a month from now…as I mentioned in an earlier post, I will be passing along some tips from the expert, so stay tuned! Until next time, enjoy the sunshine today, because who knows what tomorrow may bring!

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