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Everthing’s Coming Up Green

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

An unexpected early spring and St. Patrick’s Week (Yes, here in Bath the celebrating goes on for a week) makes my whole world look like it is turning green! The Snowdrops and Crocus are sprouting and blooming in the garden. The buds on the Magnolia tree keep getting bigger and bigger with all the warm sunlight and Amy has forced some Forsythia in a vase at the front door. The weather has been unseasonably warm with more warmth and sunshine in the forecast and that means lazy days on the patio instead of on my bed in front of the window. I will love this spurt of spring even when the weather turns cold and blustery again in the next couple months and we know it will – we live in Maine! Like I said, we are also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day here in Bath with Bath Blarney Days! The fun includes a big parade, a soda bread baking contest, lots of special sales downtown many relating to all things green and the highlight this year, Bath’s Blarney Ball. The committee has been hard at work planning this great event with live music (Big Chips Trio), dancing, light refreshments, door prizes and more. I really wish I could attend but I know Amy and Mark will give me a full recap of the party and maybe some pictures – which of course I will share with you. On top of all of that we will make our guests welcome and comfortable, cook fabulous breakfasts and make sure everyone enjoys a bit of the Irish this weekend....

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We keep getting greener

Saturday, September 11th, 2010



We work hard at our B&B to be as “green” as we can. We compost, use environmentally friendly cleaners, use energy saving light bulbs and take our reusable bags when we shop. This season we have added two more “green” initiatives – in room recycling containers for each of the guests rooms and environmentally friendly amenities. Our new amenities are all enriched with organic aloe vera, require minimal packaging and the bottles are fully biodegradable – plus they smell and work great! Our guests have been commenting on them since we made the switch and all of the feedback has been positive. The guest room recycling baskets have also received attention from the guests who appreciate, not just the fact we recycle, but we make it easy and convenient for them to do so. Amy always says that innkeeping is all in the details – and these are just two small details we have made a part of our bed and breakfast to make the guests’ experience more comfortable and to make the world a little greener....

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