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The 500 Pound Pumpkin Carving

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

 

"Fred" the Frightening Pumpkin Completed

"Fred" the Frightening Pumpkin Completed

The 500 Pound Pumpkin before Todd's Carving

The 500 Pound Pumpkin before Todd's Carving

 

With the turning of every leaf, and a crisp breeze blowing by, we’re all starting to adjust to the cool autumn weather. Thoughts of warm days relaxing by the pool at Villa La Campagnette are a distant dream.  Winey and Cheesey are getting used to the cold weather, with only a few minor complaints.  Winey isn’t a fan of the cold weather and Cheesey is worried about field mice trying to work their way into the office.  Lucky for him Maurice is standing, ok sitting… or more likely laying by, to come to our rescue. 

With the pumpkin spice and apple cider scents filling the air, it’s hard for us to forget that the holidays are right around the bend.  One of Winey and Cheesey’s favorite, of course, is Halloween.  They say it’s because they get to spook the trick-or-treaters as they go skipping by. But we all know the real reason for their love of the haunted holiday; they have company out on the front lawn, jack-o-lanterns!  They love the grinning faces, and spooky eyes, and did we ever deliver this year!  Our Pastry Chef, Todd Owens, traded a 50  pound pumpkin (to be auctioned off for a children’s charity) for a massive pumpkin weighing almost 500lbs.  Of course, to Todd’s dismay, a 500lb. pumpkin is not good enough for Winey and Cheesey. It needed to be carved as well!  Lucky for all of us, Todd’s a good sport and he’s on the front porch right now, elbow deep in pumpkin shavings!  Thanks Todd!  Winey and Cheesey, along with the rest of us, can’t wait to see the final product!  Until then, Todd’s requested we leave him alone, and Winey and Cheesey as far away as possible!!

 

 

 

 

Maurice and Bernadette

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Maurice "Chillin"

Maurice "Chillin"

Maurice and Bernadette have made it through the dog days of summer and are both looking forward to cooler weather.  Cheesey is not  sure if they care about leaf watching, but they certainly care about the crisp mornings!  Maurice, the cat, is now waking up from a summer stupor and has been seen actually hunting (and still catching) little presents for the office.  Bernadette, the Bernese Mountain Dog, has spent much of the summer in the air conditioning but now is frisky and still puppy like.  With the drought we have experienced since the end of August, Winey and Cheesey, predict an early leaf change this year.  But there will be no guarantees of a certain date. 

 The menu is changing to fall with some scumptous free range veal three ways, local Lamb from Fields of Athenry, and local Larsons Rabbits.  We continue to get alot of our products locally, to ensure the best and freshest ingredients for our guests.  And that travels right through breakfast with our local farm fresh eggs.  A great time to come and dine!

While your hear enjoy the harvest of our local wineries, and great fall walking and hiking.  Did winey mention balloon rides?  They are the best right now.

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