Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Muster Field Farm Days is this weekend!

Harvey Road, North Sutton
August 23-24, 2014
10am – 4pm
The museum's largest event of the year, a two-day celebration of all things agricultural, historical, and farm-related. This event features special exhibits and demonstrations positioned over the farm’s large fields and in its historic buildings.

See haying and threshing, hand hewing of timbers, stonewall building and stone splitting, blacksmithing, and other farm-related skills. Craft demonstrations include spinning, weaving on antique looms, lace making, rug making and much more.

Children can make and enjoy homemade ice cream, using ice cut by hand during the Farm’s annual Ice Harvest event, held at nearby Kezar Lake each January.

Displays of the Farm’s many artifacts will be featured in the Ezekiel Little, Hildredth, and Hardy-Pillsbury Barns, a reminder of farm work and life from days past. Oxen and smaller animals will be on display. Antique trucks, cars and tractors are on parade at 3 p.m. each day, and work-saving antique small engines are exhibited. An assortment of food, jellies, jams, and vegetables are available at the Farm Stand, and wonderful food is served throughout the day. And don’t miss Muster Field's famous Roast Beef Supper on Saturday from 5-7 p.m.! Tickets for the supper are required: $12 for adults and $5 for children, available by reservation (927-4440), or at the Farm

Farm Days hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free for members, and for all children 6 and under; $5 for non-members. PLEASE NOTE: Due to large attendance, they are unable to conduct Homestead tours during this event.

Friday, January 31, 2014

STORIES at the STONE BARN Storytelling Workshop in NH, March 11-13, 2014

Overlooking spectacular Lake Sunapee, the Stone Barn has
stories to tell.Come visit us and learn to tell your own!

Your Hosts Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast and Blue Goose Inn, B&B.

Your Workshop Leader Odds Bodkin, Master Storyteller, Musician, Author and Educator

Your Workshop Location  The Stone Barn
STORIES at the STONE BARN Events Schedule

Tuesday, March 11
Check in to your reserved B&B,  3-6 PM
6:30 PM:  Public performance by Odds Bodkin at Vet's Hall in Newbury
After the show, meet with Odds at the Stone Barn and enjoy dessert hosted by Blue Goose Inn

Wednesday, March 12
8 AM:  Breakfast at your B&B
9 AM to NOON:  Workshop at the Stone Barn
NOON to 1 PM:  Lunch catered at the Stone Barn
1 to 3 PM:  Workshop
6 PM:  Dinner at Sunapee View B&B

Thursday, March 13
8 AM:  Breakfast at your B&B
9 AM to NOON:  Workshop continues and wraps up
NOON to 1 PM:  Lunch catered at the Stone Barn
1 to 6 PM: Schedule some  private time with Odds Bodkin (15 min. sessions: $50 additional upon booking) or enjoy the many activities in the area:  skiing, snowshoeing, book a massage, visit a maple sugar house, go antique shopping, etc.
6 PM:  Reservations for the group at Bubba's restaurant with opportunity for each participant to tell a 5 minute story to their co-participants and local diners (optional).  Dinner is not included in the workshop fee.  
Return to B&B

Friday, March 14
8 AM:  Breakfast at your B&B prior to your departure

$730-$795  (room rates vary)
Includes 3 nights lodging at one of the two B&Bs,  3 breakfast meals, one dessert reception, 2 lunches and one dinner, one ticket to opening night's public performance by Odds Bodkin and your workshop fee.  One-on-one coaching sessions with Odds are available at an additional $50.

Maximum:  15 Participants

Reserve your storytelling adventure at New Hampshire's new storytelling destination, Newbury on Lake Sunapee!
Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 603-763-4212****
Blue Goose Inn, B&B
Phone: (603) 763-5519****
****Phone reservations only to reserve this package.

Explore your imagination, have fun and learn from an experienced and friendly teacher. Odds Bodkin has been called "a consummate storyteller" byThe New York Times and taught storytelling to adults at Antioch New England Graduate School and at universities and institutions around the world.

A full-time professional storyteller for three decades, he has performed Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center, at The White House and National Storytelling Festival, and has spellbound audiences at museums, theaters, storytelling festivals and schools internationally.  His recordings have won numerous national media awards including the Indie, Parents' Choice Gold and the Golden Headset awards.  Among other books, he is the author of The Water Mage's Daughter: A Novel in Verse.

Learn more about him at:

Friday, April 5, 2013

Inn To Inn Summer Heritage Tour, August 4-8, 2013


Rosewood Country Inn And Candlelite Inn Offer 2-Night Package Priced From $189 Per Person

The Rosewood Country Inn and Candlelite Inn  both located in the Sunapee region of New Hampshire are offering travelers an opportunity to experience what makes New Hampshire great with a special two-night package available August 4-8, 2013.
From the opportunity to cruise on New Hampshire's famed Lake Sunapee to seeing handmade items at the popular Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair (which includes blown glass, wood carvings, blacksmithing, handmade furniture, and more), or visiting The Fells at the John Hay Estate, this package celebrate the spirit of America.

The August Heritage package, available Sunday through Thursday, August 4 to 8th includes:
2 nights lodging (1 at each inn)
2 breakfasts
2 tickets to The Fells Estate and Gardens
2 tickets to the scenic cruise on Lake Sunapee
2 days admission to the League of NH Craftsmen Fair at Mt. Sunapee
Each package is priced at $189 per person based on double occupancy (subject to availability), and is exclusive of tax and gratuities. To make a reservation, call the Rosewood Country Inn at 800-938-5273 or e-mail

Monday, December 31, 2012

Baked Oatmeal from Henniker House B&B

This is a kid friendly cold weather breakfast that gives skiers what they need for the day.

2-1/2 cups rolled oats (long cooking)
1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder

Add any or all of the following: raisins, nuts, chopped apples or pears, sunflower seeds, dried bananas, chopped dates, mango, papaya, cranberries, strawberries, cherries, blueberries.

Combine all ingredients saving 1/2 of the brown sugar. 

Grease/Spray a 11 x 7 casserole dishes and place mixture in it.

Sprinkle top with remaining brown sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Cut in squares, place in cereal bowls and serve hot with milk.

Serves: 10
Henniker House B&B ~ 866-428-3198
Corner of Main Street & Ramsdell Road, Henniker NH
Classic in-town Victorian overlooking Contoocook River. Minutes away from Pats Peak Ski Area and New England College.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chilled Peach and Cantaloupe Soup from the Rosewood Country Inn

1 fresh ripe cantaloupe, cubed and cut into chunks
2 ripe peaches, peeled and cut into chunks
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons amaretto liqueur
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 cups half and half

Blend, small amounts at a time, fruits and liquids in blender or food processor. chill. Serve in stemmed glasses with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.

Makes about 10-12 servings for a fruit course

Rosewood Country Inn ~ 1-800-938-5273
67 Pleasant View Road, Bradford, NH
Rosewood Country Inn...selected time and again as America's Most
Romantic Hideaway.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins from the Candlelite Inn

1 1/2 c flour
1/4 c granulated sugar
1/4 c packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 salt
1/2 c butter, melted
1/2 c milk
1 egg
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper bake cups.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine butter, milk and egg. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon half the batter into the 12 muffin cups, filling half full. Spoon 1 tsp raspberry jam into each muffin cup, top with remaining batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with additional jam. Makes 12 servings.
Candlelite Inn ~ 1-888-812-5571
5 Greenhouse Lane, Bradford, NH
This award winning, country Victorian Inn has all the grace and charm for that perfect getaway.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Highland Lake Inn’s Armer Ritter, Pain Perdu, or French Toast.

We have had many requests for our recipe of Armer Ritter, Pain Perdu, or better known here as French Toast. Since Pecco Beaufaÿs hails a trained chef from the Sacher Hotel, Vienna, Austria, he doesn’t really go by any recipe; he eyeballs the ingredients to find the correct proportions; however, the mixture is virtually idiot-proof!
First, begin with wonderful soft and tasty bread such as Raisin Pecan, Challah, or airy French bread. Create a cream mixture of eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon-sugar, a splash of vanilla and a jigger of orange juice. Pour over the bread and let it absorb into the bread. Then, fry the bread slices up in a pan with unsalted butter until golden colored.  Serve immediately besprinkled with confectionary sugar and doused with Maple syrup. 
For four servings: 4 eggs, one cup of cream, and a dash of the other ingredients. 
Guten Appetit! Bon appétit! Enjoy! 

Highland Lake Inn ~ 603-735-6426
32 Maple Street, Andover, NH
Completely restored 1767 Inn on a picturesque country lane lined with rustic stone walls, and shady sugar maples.