Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Lodi Agricultural Fair 2011 - here and gone!

We attended our first Lodi Agricultural Fair this past weekend and had a great time!

As a new business in Lodi and the 100th Chamber member we were asked to represent Suzie the Duck and make a pie for the pie auction.  The money raised from each pie sale goes to the 4H Challenger organization.  We were amazed at the support from the community as each pie was bid on. There were several pies that went for over a $1,000 each!  I am proud to say we raised $375 for our pie which is a big deal as most of you know I am not a pie maker!

It was a hot & steamy weekend for the fair, but there was still a large turnout.  Some of the highlights of our time at the fair were:  live duck races, meeting Suzie the Duck (mascot), seeing all the animals, the American Idol contest (the winner will sing the National Anthem at the Madison Mallards game on August 5th), the food and of course the auctioning of our pie. Next year we're going to take in more events including the demolition derby & the free horse drawn carriage rides.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lodi Farmer's Market opens for the season


With the long, cold spring we've had I'm wondering if summer will ever get here.  Maybe that one warm Sunday we had WAS summer and we've gone right into fall!  Regardless of what the weather is doing, there are some things you can always count on like the Lodi Farmer's Market.

This Friday, May 6th marks the 11th season of the Lodi Farmer's market and the second year at it's new location (next to Kolte's Lumber on Highway 113).  I love a local farmer's markets and as I'm new to Lodi I can't wait to check it out.  I've been told that it's a great one!  Besides offering fresh vegetables, they also have fresh fruit, honey, flowers, crafts and the best buffalo meat around (that's what I've been told!).  Having recently purchased a Bed & Breakfast in Lodi, I'm looking forward to buying the fresh  produce the market has to offer for the breakfasts I make for my guests.

The  farmer's market is held every Friday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm from May - October.  Maybe I'll see you there!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring has arrived at Victorian Dreams B & B

March 18, 2011

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the snow is melting; it looks like spring is here!  Spring always makes me think of new beginnings  . . .  like buds popping out on the trees, the birth of baby animals and tulips & crocuses pushing their way out of  the ground. 
 Speaking of new beginnings, Victorian Treasure Inn has its own new beginning and a fresh start.  After being closed for 2 years, John & I purchased the B & B last fall and after a winter of cleaning and organizing, we have re-opened for business.  As part of our new beginnings, we’ve changed the name to Victorian Dreams Bed & Breakfast, have cleaned both of these beautiful Historic Registry Victorian homes from top to bottom and have changed the suite names (check out our website for more info).  If you stayed here before, don’t worry the suites and parlors still look pretty much the same, and so does the intricately carved woodwork, beautiful antique furniture, grand staircase and lovely wraparound porch.  But don’t take my word for it, come and check us out!  If you haven’t stayed here before, we hope that you will come and see the many amenities we have to offer like a full gourmet breakfast, complimentary evening wine and cheese reception, breakfast on the wraparound porch (it’s not quite time for that yet!, )and large, luxurious suites. We hope these amenities and our attention to detail will have you leaving here feeling both refreshed and pampered.  Happy Spring!