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Oysters are a Kiss from the Ocean – How to Shuck an Oyster

Question: Which of these foods are said to stir passion? An oyster, an avocado or a turnip? Oysters you immediately say. But why? Maybe it’s the zinc in the oysters, maybe it’s the mythology that has become accepted as gospel, maybe it’s wishful thinking. Increasingly, fishmongers play up the equivalent of a wine terrior.  Apparently … Read More

Wine and Canvas – a Couple’s Night for Valentine’s!

Wine and Canvas was a west coast fun night phenomenon that has now come to western Massachusetts and the Deerfield Inn, amongst other venues.  It is a painting class with cocktails! Last night a professional artist led a group of couples in painting a canvas that joined up to make one large picture when they … Read More

Renovating Two Guestrooms

Our 24 rooms at our bed and breakfast near Greenfield, MA are all named after folks connected with Deerfield’s history, and we have a calendar for constantly refreshing them  so they look bright and clean and inviting. This winter it is the turn of room 144 and 146, with 141 and 145 slated for later … Read More

Deerfield’s Snowy Owl

Our Deerfield, MA lodging has its own #snowy owl for the time being! These beautiful birds have been coming far south of their boreal range and delighting the gang of ornithologists who are wrapped up in scarves and tea cozy hats with their powerful lenses aimed at this young owl. One bird watcher told me … Read More

Happy New Year from our Family to You and Yours

Something to look forward to in the new year is the return of jazz brunch at our Deerfield, MA bed and breakfast starting on Sunday, January 12, from 11:00-2:00. We have some wonderful new add-ons such as an Eggs Benedict Trio with three  different toppings, fluffy omelettes with eggs from happy chickens, and waffles and … Read More

Wine & Canvas comes to Massachusetts!

Now on the east coast as the craze for artsy fun has swept over from California – painting your own masterpiece in less than three hours! We had one of these fun painting parties here recently at our Deerfield, MA inn. People anxious to try their hand at creating a picture reserved their easel ahead … Read More

Shoe Tree!

  The dear and lovely Beth and Alexis had the wonderful idea of helping us all feel warm by doing something warming and special for others. One of our trees at our Deerfield, MA bed and breakfast is designated as the collection tree, and the gifts beneath it will be  shoes and boots of all … Read More