Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Come and stay with us at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm and a short 10 minute drive will land you at Henley's Orchard. You'll enjoy this funky, old-style fruit stand with the most delicious, mouth watering peaches in Virginia. And if you want to try picking your own, you can visit nearby Chile's Orchard.
If your trip includes touring Monticello, you can stop by Carter Mountain Orchard after your visit and take some back to the inn with you. And, if you are a berry fan, you will really enjoy picking your own raspberries at The Berry Patch. All in central Virginia, where the peaches are juicy and delicious!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sugar Hollow is home to a wide variety of woodland birds. In the last few weeks, we have sighted gold finches, indigo buntings, rufous-sided towhees, eastern bluebirds, brown thrashers and various sparrows, vireos and warblers which are harder to identify with casual observations. We hear the melodic trills of wood thrushes in the adjacent forest daily.
Today, the catbird fledglings came out of their nest and are hiding in various nearby shrubs while their parents are scrambling to keep them all fed. The hummingbird adults have been visiting our feeders daily, but we have yet to observe any of this year's family. During your stay at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm, you will be amazed at the diverse array of this year's birds. They are absolutely beautiful, in sound and in sight.