Forgotten Hill Bed & Breakfast

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Naramata, B.C

Stories

Fight or Flight

We have a woodpecker that has been spending the “night hours”, all 14 of them at this time of the year, holding on to the stucco surface that is part of the end of the veranda by our kitchen…

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True Story

Risky pursuits for what should be a non-working day…

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Pretty, cute, and not so dumb.

Starting in early April there are quails everywhere on Cottonwood Estate, where Forgotten Hill B&B is located. At first there are only adult quails. The females walk around clucking softly while the males call loudly. To my ears, many of the males seem to be calling “McGregor! McGregor! McGregor!”; which gives me the impression that they’re hocking McGregor socks……

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A bad start to the day

We all have the occasional bad day…

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A strange noise

The phone rings and I answer.
“There is a problem with the toilet in the Elephant Room” she announces at the other end.
“What kind of problem?” I ask cautiously. I tend to be cautious with problems. Problems can go only two ways: minor, or major. So anytime there is a “problem”, I’m careful.

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Population increase

Some events are expected.

Others, less so…

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Another uninvited visitor

I saw it at the back of the garage when I came out of the house, a fresh cup of coffee in hand. The marmot was busy inspecting some stuff on a wooden shelf I have there. It was standing on its back legs, grabbing something with its “hands”. Marmots don’t really have “hands” but…

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Partridge with the porridge

From the spring through the late fall, we usually take our morning coffee outside, under the veranda.

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Table Crashing

Visualize this: you’re sitting outside, enjoying a glass of wine, admiring the view, looking at the stars. It’s summer, it’s 25°C (77°F) and around 10 pm.

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Fooled… Again.

I spotted it out of the corner of my eye, as I was picking up some keys from the top of a piece of furniture we have in the entrance…

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