Monday, January 5, 2009

Looking Forward to 2009

Wow! We had a fabulous 2008 and are now looking forward to an exciting 2009. We are in the process of remodeling our basement to add more flexibility for our guests. There will be a TV room for relaxing, and can also be used as a small meeting room. In addition, we're putting in a full bath and a kitchenette. We have been wanting to put new grass in our back yard and are experimenting with a drought tolerant grass. If it does well, we hope to seed the one acre field adjacent to the house. Another change you will see is in the lower nine acres where we have our walking paths. Our plans for raising tulips and daffodils was derailed due to a misunderstanding with Yamhill County's requirements for farming. We now are in the process of reforesting that area with fir trees, and have just planted the first two acres with 800 trees. It will take a while to notice a difference but we will eventually have a wonderful forest with pathways meandering through and benches to sit and sip a glass of wine, read a book or just enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We look forward to sharing another great year with all of our wonderful guests from around the world! Linda