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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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justBEcause

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

A break in my count down of the Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a B&B to tell you about something else that happened here at the Packard House. Amy and the justBEcause group got together this past Saturday for another project – this time decorating pots and planting pansies for a local nursing home. Before they go off to be delivered this afternoon, I took a couple pictures for you to enjoy. ...

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Welcome Mud Season

Saturday, March 5th, 2011


We are all ready for the ice to melt and Mud Season to take over our lives here in Maine. Mud Season is an interesting time – that time when winter is over but spring isn’t here quite yet. To celebrate this special season, Amy and Mark have developed a Mudder of a Deal package which helps guests get into the mud spirit. Check out this package at our website, maybe it is just what you are looking for to revive yourself during this dreary time of year!...

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New garden ready for planting

Friday, May 7th, 2010




Amy and Mark finally got the new garden ready for planting. Last Sunday, Mark turned over all the sod, then on Tuesday he rented a rotatiller and they both worked hard tilling the soil and removing the big clumps of sod, raking, tilling some more and more raking. The finished garden looked great to me – lots of place to dig. Of course they won’t let me any where near it. Looking forward to the Bath Garden Club’s Annual plant sale on Saturday, May 15th so they can fill the garden up with perennials. It will add nice color to that side of the house but I still think it would be better just to leave it unplanted and leave me in it to dig to my hearts content. Oh well, a dog can dream!...

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I LOVE Attention

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

What a morning! It is Mayfair in Bath and Amy took me for a walk to Library Park where a lot of nonprofits from Bath were having yard sales. Lots of people so that meant lots of attention for me. I heard Amy and her friends talking that they should sell me! “Pet Lupi for a dollar!” I am all for that plus I would be raising money for a good cause – Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. or SPI. Maybe next year they will really do it and I will just be in heaven....

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New Gardens

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

You can definitely tell spring is here when Amy and Mark start working outside every chance they have. Sunday was no exception. With the patio garden coming up and pretty much set with perennials, they have started working on the front of the house and creating a new garden on the side by the garage. This will leave less lawn to mow and also create a pretty sight when guests park in the driveway. Sunday was spent ripping out a very stubborn evergreen at the corner of the house by the drive. Between digging, cutting with a chain saw and a regular saw and the strap hooked to the Explorer to pull on the bush it finally came out. For once, Amy and Mark were dirtier than me after playing in the garden. I really should have taken some pictures. They also starting removing some sod for the side garden and I know Amy is much anticipating the Bath Garden Club’s plant sale in May. They have decided on some larger trees for the front including a PG Hyderangea and a Weeping Cyprus for the corner. A couple more decisions on plants, lots of digging and hard work and it will be finished. I’ll post pictures then – I am sure they will appreciate that more than pictures of dirty innkeepers from the Sunday experience....

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Spring Cleaning

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Amy is certainly gearing up for the season with all this spring cleaning – curtains washed and ironed, new bedspreads and quilts purchased and the smell of Murphy’s oil soap in the air. Then Mark and Amy even did some spring cleaning on me. I had to sit for 2 hours the other night while they worked on my hair – saying I need to look good for the guests! I was getting a little rumpled looking and did gets lots of positive comments when we took a walk Friday so I guess it was all worth it. But all this means we will be busy, busy, busy soon and I can’t wait....

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Forcing Spring

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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The Kitchen is Finished!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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