Jordan Art Festival 2010

This past weekend, June 26th and 27th, was the 7th Annual Jordan Art Festival. It was great to see our town all dressed up, bustling with artists and visitors! Each year I look for a few treasures to add to our mansion, and I found some great ones. From 225 Water Street’s Flea Market I found 2…

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Singing around the Firepit

We’ve had a fabulous week having 2 actors in residence from Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. It’s amazing what they accomplish with a group of kids in just one week – Monday auditions; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday rehearsals; and two performances on Friday. After an awesome performance of “Robin Hood” ~ way to go children of Jordan!…

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Courtyard Blossoms: May

A glorious early spring in April has the garden blooming so early this year. Some cold mid-month temperatures threatened to freeze tender buds, but all the garden weathered the dip. And luckily I didn’t fall prey to early planting enthusiasm and put my annuals out before the mid-May last frost date, though it was tempting….

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Courtyard Blossoms: April

Terri, Terri, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With bleeding hearts and origami, And tulip bulbs all in a row…

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Crystals Restored to Art Festival Arbor

The crystals have been returned to the Arbor we purchased at the 2007 Jordan Art Festival! Greeting you as you enter the courtyard garden, the crystals send rainbow lights dancing through the gardens. When we first brought the arbor into the courtyard, we didn’t have it anchored down. Strong wind blowing through the courtyard would knock…

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Our House Finch Babies

Last year a Robin built a nest in the rafters of our Kitchen porch. We never did get any pictures – I had grand visions of setting up a wireless webcam to watch them, but never did. We left the nest untouched through the winter in hopes there would be new occupants this spring. And…

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Jordan Girl’s Night Out & the birth of the clock

OK, time for my first blog. I’ll be doing some catching up for a while, and likely a bit long winded, since this is just the beginning. So many good intentions. My hope is to bring some of the musings, the inspiration, from the innkeeper’s mind. Maybe artistic, maybe historic, maybe philosophical if my husband gets…

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