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North Fork Bed and Breakfast in Lisbon, NY is now open for business

North Fork Bed and Breakfast

North Fork Bed and Breakfast

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The Finished Product!

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Maple Scones

To say it’s a long story would be an understatement. A lot has gone on in the recent past but good news is we’re back!! In some ways things are different and in some ways they are the same. The important thing as I said is that we’re open. So, if you’re coming to the north country to take your child to Crane Camp or a college visit, you’re looking for some amazing tea or a place to relax…..it’s all right here at North Fork. Specialtea Teas is our new tea shop that will be similar to our gift shop but the main focus will be on tea. Baker Road Bakery is on site as well with freshly baked goods for you to purchase to take home. Of course there will be baked goods on our breakfast table and snacks upon arrival as available. We hope you’ll come and see us!

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June 25, 2016 at 7:31 pm Leave a comment

Organic Loose Leaf Tea Etc.

Lisa has been working on learning all kinds of new things. Since January of 2012, she has been learning about and selling loose leaf organic teas and tea accessories. The gift shop was emptied out to make room for loose leaf teas that can’t deal with the fragrances of soaps and lotions. The soap and lotion making has taken a back seat to baking and tea blending and packaging. The gift shop was moved and attached to the coffee roasterie. North Fork Gifts is now Baker Road Bakery and Specialtea Teas. About a year ago Tim purchased Jernabi’s, a coffee shop, in Potsdam. Lisa now does all of the baking for the shop, runs the B&B and sells loose leaf teas. It’s been a very exciting and sometimes very trying first year of retirement. It has been an unparalelled  learning experience to say the least. During this time the B&B website was also rebuilt and the blogging came to a screeching hault. As I struggle to make a schedule that makes sense and is doable, I long to return to blogging which is why I’m doing this post. So, hopefully, I’m back at it and can keep people informed about the happenings here at North Fork B&B.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Bass Masters Fishing Tournament and hoping to have some of the participants stay with us. Tim and I will both be at the 3 day event. Tim will be selling brewed hot coffee, iced coffee and iced tea. I will be selling baked goods and organic loose leaf tea and tea accessories. So if you go to the tournament, please do stop by and say hello! Look for more blog posts too!

July 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

The Bass Masters Fishing Tournament in Waddington,New York

The Bass Masters Fishing Trounament is coming up. We have availability if you’re looking for a place to stay during the Tournament. You can book your room for this upcoming event right on our website. If you prefer to call that is fine as well. We are a short 10-15 min. drive from Waddington. North Fork B&B is a convenient location for both onlookers and Bass Master Tournament participants. No worries when it comes to parking, we have room for your boat trailer! Check us out at www.northforkbedandbreakfastgifts.com  We look forward to welcoming you to North Fork B&B.

July 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

New website for North Fork Bed and Breakfast/Gifts

We are currently in the process of putting up a new website. It is quite nice and we have a new reservation system as well. It’s very exciting! Be sure to check it out!! If you follow my blog, you know that I haven’t been blogging. I really miss it actually. I love sharing all of the things that are going on. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t blogged. I’m going to do a little catch up today. For one, I retired from teaching. My last day was June 22nd, 2012. There are times that I really miss it. Mostly, I miss the kids. I think I’ll always miss them.

During this time, which is now nearing a year, my husband Tim purchased Jernabi Coffeehouse in Potsdam. I have been doing all of the baking. It’s been quite an undertaking to say the least. It’s also been quite a learning experience. It’s hard to believe that on May 15th it will be one year. On May 18th it will be one year since I decided to retire. I have to say, it’s been quite the journey and one that is still in progress. After a life time of a very structured and crazy schedule, I create my own schedule, or lack there of. This of course, all depends upon the day. I’ve been working on getting my tea out to more places and expanding the number of places I sell baked goods. All of this is a work in progress as I figure it all out. Anyway, just thought I’d share. Here’s hoping there’s still someone out there that is following it. Here’s a picture of a display of tea.

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April 14, 2013 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

If You’re looking for me I’ve moved!

You can find everything on my new website www.northforkbedandbreakfastgifts.com

I look forward to hearing from everyone there. You’ll find all the information for the bed and breakfast as well as my online gift shop.

Happy Holidays! Please stop by and check out my shop and see what’s been going on at the B&B. See you there!!!

November 25, 2011 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

Birds and their Nests

I realize it’s been a while since my last post. I’m pretty sure it’s about a month now. I have finished school for now and have begun to catch my breath. My plan is to get back to blogging on a regular basis. I did find that the computer was taking up way too much of my time and I needed to get away from it and outside, walking and gardening, planting and just relaxing in the sunshine, listening to the birds and taking in everything around us. The day before yesterday was the arrival of the wren. I was sure they weren’t coming this year. Probably changing the house, I figured. Low and behold, she chose the chickadee house to build her nest and she wasn’t the least bit quiet about it either. I was able to get some pretty awesome shots of her nest building.

 Today, day three, she seems to have settled down somewhat. This was the chickadee bird house I had written about in the spring. The other house I had written about was the one designed for robins and swallows. Was I ever surprised to see a robin checking out the house. I thought it was too late but that was not the case. She built her nest on top of the box instead of inside of it but who knows what goes on in the mind of the robin? Yesterday, I saw some pointy things and wondered what they were. I was so suprised to find that they were the babies AND those babies were nearly fledglings! Every time I go in and out of the shop, I see these little darlings. Of course the one time they were both standing up and trying out their new wing feathers, I did not have my camera! I will try to get some pictures of that in the upcoming days, if they don’t fly away before hand. Baby Robins I will continue to keep a close eye on all of these birds and let you know what happens. In the mean time, I am working on making products. My goal is to complete everything I have supplies to make. I’ll be posting these in the near future so be looking for them.

Please go to my new website http://www.northforkbedandbreakfastgifts.com  Please sign up there to follow my blog. This is the new central location for both the B&B and the gift shop. Hope to see you there!!

July 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm Leave a comment

The Trees Are Gone

Yesterday just before 7 am the truck showed up and the men began taking down the trees. They were dangerous and had been for some time. I had always refused to have anything done but when I saw how they were moving in the strong winds and realized how wet the ground was, it was time. Luckily, no one got hurt and they never did fall on the house. If I had a nickel for every time I heard “you need to do something about those trees before they fall on the house”,I would be a very wealthy woman. Well, they are gone. It is going to take some getting used to for sure! We planted a maple tree a few years ago and plan to do more planting after we get the yard repaired from the huge holes left from the tree removal.

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I will always miss these trees as I said in another post. They have been the home of many birds and even a couple of families of racoons over the years. They have provided shade and that wonderful sound of leaves blowing in the breeze. We’ll be planting soon and I’ll be sure to share that when it happens.

May 25, 2011 at 8:45 am Leave a comment

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