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Wedding Planner

Are you a wedding planner organizing and coordinating weddings at any of the wedding venues in New Kent County? We had a wedding planner stay with us 2 nights while setting up and coordinating a Saturday wedding at one of the local wedding venues. If you are a wedding planner, why spend your time on […]

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Luna Moth

Luna Moth

A luna moth got entangled in the deer netting on one of the cherry trees this morning. I was checking the cherry trees this morning and spotted a luna moth caught between the folds in the deer netting. I was able to get it untangled and it spread its wings. It did not fly away […]

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Elbert Peach Tree

Fruit trees

Fruit trees were delivered. On Thursday, 3 of the 4 fruit trees were delivered from Fast Growing Trees in South Carolina. I planted them Thursday afternoon in the orchard: 1 Gala apple tree; 1 Fuji apple tree; and 1 Elberta peach tree. The second Elbert peach tree will be delivered next Thursday. These trees come […]

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Ham and Swiss Quiche

Fully Booked

We were fully booked Saturday night: two couples from Maryland were riding the Virginia Capital Trail; one couple from New Jersey was attending an engagement party; and one couple from Portsmouth, Virginia, was sightseeing in the area and decided to spend the night. Breakfast was juice, banana-strawberry smoothies, fresh berries with blueberry yogurt, ham and […]

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Virginia Capital Trail

Ride the Virginia Capital Trail and stay at Gracefield Hall! We are a quick 8 miles north and 4 miles east from the Charles City Courthouse parking lot, which is directly across from Cul’s Courthouse Grill; an excellent restaurant for lunch or a quick, cooling refreshment. We had a couple staying with us last night […]

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Back Porch Bench

Back Porch Bench

The instructions said 2 adults will take 2 hours to assemble the bench. I can be quite inventive when it comes to working by myself on multi-person projects. It took me 45 minutes. The back porch gets nice breezes in the evening so it is a perfect place to sit, enjoy a cold glass of […]

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The World's Strongest Coffee

Trying new coffee

I am trying new coffee that my son and daughter-in-law sent me to try: Death Wish coffee; and Valhalla Java (yes, she’s Swedish). I tried the Death Wish this morning and it will definitely wake you up! Great flavor though. The package has the following warning: “The caffeine content is intense and may result in sleepless […]

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Spring is coming

Turkeys in the front yard

We had turkeys in the front yard at Gracefield Hall. I hear them in the woods all the time but it has been quite a while, over a year, since I have seen any. Two years ago we had several hens and about six chicks (is that what they are called?) in the front yard. I […]

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Bike Trails

Bike trails. The Cap2Cap bike race is this weekend on the Virginia Capital Trail. Gracefield Hall is a quick and easy 12 miles from the Charles City Courthouse parking lot on the trail. New Kent County also has 6 bike marked trails, all starting and ending at the NewKent Commerce and Visitor Center. Four of […]

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