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last glimpse of winter on our pond at sunset

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Love makes every season turn

Love makes every season turn As chilly and bleak as the end of winter may seem, there is much anticipation as signs of spring turn up everywhere. Late winter is special too. Take a moment, bundle up and head our way to experience the last cozy month of winter and take a walk in one of our many wonderful conservation areas. SPRING SONG Don't hurry spring the wind still trembles in the empty trees and dead geraniums stand still in Spanish Harlem window boxes. Another week perhaps when Read more [...]

Cold Days, Hot Tea

We serve this delicious hot tea in the afternoons during the wintery months and guests are always asking for the recipe.  For anyone needing perking up mid day this drink will do it.  Use a lot of ginger, honey and lemon juice.  We call it the Elixer of Life as it can cure just about anything that ails you, at least for a little while. Hot Ginger Tea About 1/3 cup of chopped or grated ginger Juice of 2 lemons 4 Tablespoons of honey 2 quarts of boiling hot water.   Place Read more [...]

“Come in from the cold” package

"There's no bad weather only the wrong clothing!" Dress warmly and come to Thyme in the Country for some winter fun. We make it special for you by providing a Beautiful, Local, Organic, Hard Cider, Pickled Veggie and Cheese plate, free tickets to tour Olana Historic Site, a free drink at our local gastro pub, discounts to skii at Catamount and lots of warmth when you come in from the cold. Mention "Winter Special"  when you book your reservation to receive this discount.  Room rate and extras Read more [...]

My Favorite Winter Activity is Going Back Inside

Like it or not, when you live on a farm and have animals, much of your day is spent outdoors, in all kinds of weather. A cow eats 2 bales of hay each day and half a bale of straw for their bedding.  The chickens need grain and  you make more trips to the chicken coop to collect the eggs before they freeze. There is manure to haul and frequent checks to make sure the animals' water supplies are not frozen.  Gathering firewood to keep the home fires burning warmly and pipes from freezing. This Read more [...]

Who would have guessed it would be so Fantastic!

Last Weekend Hudson’s Basilica, a Huge Achitectural Relic near the waterfront in Hudson, put on a wonderful shopping venue. It was called “Farm and Flea”. Vendors with the most unique displays of their artisanal wares shared the space with food vendors and live music. It was perfect and hopefully they will do it again and again in the future. If you missed it and would like a glimpse of what it was like, click on the link below.

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Make new friends and Keep the old…..and save room in your car for a Xmas tree!

Christmas shopping, festival hopping, country dinners and and crisp cold air. A walk in the woods, making crafts by the fire, a country weekend fortifier! Christmas Thyme is a wonderful time to get together with friends  to enjoy all the special things that go on in our area. Come with friends,  reserve 2 rooms, stay 3 nights and the third night is free for each of you. Read more [...]

Christmas Special Coming up!

Looking for a place to relax and soak up some old fashioned Christmas spirit with your friends and family.  Bring them to our house!  We have it all ready for you, Woodsey decor      Traditional Goodies          Traditional holiday gift making                                 Lots of shopping ops and historical Read more [...]

Fall Thyme in the Country-it’s not over yet!

We are still in the midst of the most beautiful fall that we have had in years and there is still plenty of color so if you haven't had an opportunity for an outdoor experience in the country consider some of these ideas: Bike Ride the rail trail, picking up a rental bike at Bash Bish Cyclery and riding to Millerton, NY for lunch Hiking in the Catskills on the Art Trail Taking a cruise on the Hudson River on the Spirit of the Hudson Watching the sun set over the Hudson from atop Olana Eating Read more [...]

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