Saturday, September 12, 2009

Something Wicked This Way Comes... To Lancaster


Autumn is just around the corner... and with that comes the Harvest Moon which is the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox. ( usually in September) All that those three dollar words mean is that it is party time at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast.

In Lancaster County, there is somewhat of a celebration this time of year... thankful for a successful growing season... thankful for the food that has been provided and thankful for being able to once again handle the fields. ( I talk like I work the fields myself; don't I). What that all comes down to, is that opening a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County has been an eye opener.

You see, I missed the area we once lived in... Rockport MA. I am sure you got that from a previous posting. However, living down here has grown into a new and exciting part of my lives time line.

Each winter here in Lancaster, I wonder how the fields could ever support life? Barren, Expansive and Gray... that is all I can think of. And then as if by cue, the little plugs of corn have sprouted into eight food giants. Each August we look in amazement at what was once those barren fields. And then you notice each and every plant in the fields, soy beans, tobacco, melons, pumpkins and so on. The list is ever growing and each year I have pick of the litter with the fall provisions for decorating the yard.

So as I prepare the Bed and Breakfast for the Harvest Moon... you know after all, it is our name sake, I look for the perfect pumpkin to decorate... well that would be many pumpkins. The house has to look just right for the many fall events that we have coming up. So yes, Something Wicked This Way Really Does Come to the bed and breakfast this year, something wickedly fun that is... great cooking demos, culinary tours and eerie lectures. It's all in the name; The Harvest Moon.