Blueberry Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast

956 Spottswood Road, Steeles Tavern, Virginia 24476
Innkeeper(s): Franklin & Jean Debrot
 

Drama in the Barnyard 4 Mar 2015, 8:48 am

The duck and geese have already started laying eggs despite the snow and below freezing weather! This is a photo of the eggs from a couple days ago: 2 geese eggs, one duck egg (a little smaller and darker), and a store bought hen egg just for size comparison.

And now that the females have started laying, the drake and gander are becoming very protective and there have been a few spats between them. Donald Duck used to be the bully of the barnyard when the geese were small. Now he is experiencing bullying from the much bigger gander. The gander even chases Petunia, the goat, away from his ladies and food – and Petunia runs! Then Daisy Duck and one of the geese were seen jockeying with each other to sit on the nest where each had laid their egg in the same spot!

 

What’s there to do in the Shenandoah Valley in February? 27 Jan 2015, 2:12 pm

Watch a play at the Blackfriars Theater in Staunton. The following 4 plays are playing on a rotating basis so you can attend a different play each night if you visit for a long weekend: Shakespeare’s Taming of the ShrewThe Rover, by Aphra Behn, The White Devil, by John Webster, and Ben Jonson’s Every Man in His Humour. For more info visit the website www.AmericanShakespeareCenter.com.  And if you come to the area, consider staying with us at Blueberry Hill Farm Vacation Suite.

Winter Sunset 4 Jan 2015, 2:30 pm

Viewed from the back porch:

Another new addition 2 Jan 2015, 6:12 pm

Just before Christmas we got Petunia, a very friendly young goat.

 

 

 

 

 

New addition 12 Oct 2014, 1:12 pm

We now have a kitten – Tiggurr. Our son found him a few months ago as a tiny stray kitten and brought him home. He has certainly won our hearts!

Our Geese 20 Jul 2014, 11:14 am

We have 5 Pilgrim geese which are now about 3 months old. The gander is white and the females gray. They are very elegant as they stroll around and move together as one body! The geese and the 2 ducks are in the barnyard together but tend to ignore each other.

 

Blueberry picking 11 Jul 2014, 1:29 pm

The Blueberries are Ready to Pick! 18 Jun 2014, 11:09 am

The blueberries have just begun to ripen. They should last for about 3 weeks, maybe longer. Come stay at Blueberry Hill Farm and you can pick some.

New Fishing Record! 22 May 2014, 6:47 pm

A new record has been set here at Blueberry Hill Farm’s pond. This largemouth bass is 18.5 inches long! We had him for dinner. Pretty tasty!

Donald And Daisy 11 May 2014, 1:37 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy and Donald are the 2 new additions to Blueberry Hill Farm. And Daisy is laying eggs already! We had one for breakfast this am. It tasted just like a hen’s egg, only a bit larger.