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Fern Hall Inn New Fall Menu!

Fern Hall Inn New Fall Menu!

Soups

Butternut Bisque 5 Cup / 8 Bowl

Parsnip Bacon Chowder 5 Cup / 8 Bowl

Lobster Bisque 6 Cup / 9 Bowl


Salads

Fern Hall Autumn Salad 9 Dinner / 5 Side

Spinach, roasted butternut squash, toasted walnuts, roasted red peppers, apple cider vinaigrette

 

Caesar Salad 8 Dinner / 5 Side

Romaine Hearts, hand torn croutons, fresh Parmigiano, Parmesan tuilles, house made dressing

 

House Salad 6 Dinner / 4 Side

Cucumbers, red onion, grape tomatoes, carrots, house made vinaigrette

Roasted Beet Salad 9 Dinner / 5 Side

Arugula, roasted beets, creamy chevre cheese, crispy bacon

 

To Any Salad – Add Chicken 8 Add Salmon 10

Appetizers

Stuffed Acorn Squash 9

Zucchini, yellow squash, ricotta cheese, crispy parmesan, sun dried tomato pesto cream

Bourbon Parmesan Mushroom Crostini 8

Trio of mushrooms, garlic crostini

 

Maryland Crab Cakes 11

Jumbo lump crab meat, zesty remoulade

 

Classic Coquilles St. Jacques 11

Deep sea scallops, white wine cream sauce, a touch of mushrooms & bread crumbs, browned to perfection

Charcuterie Platter for Two 15

Assorted cheeses, olives, smoked meats, crostini

 

Fall Flatbreads

Pear, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Reduction 8

Bourbon Glazed Sausage & Peppers, Smoked Gouda 9

Pagash – Potato, Onion, Bacon Crumbles & Cheese 8

Entrees

Fern Hall Signature Ribeye 26

Sweet potato puree, garlic haricot vert, red wine demi-glace

 

Pan Roasted Duck Breast 24

Spaghetti squash, caramelized brussel sprouts, cranberry gastrique

 

Bone-In Pork Chop 23

Mashed potatoes, sautéed shallot and garlic broccoli, apple chutney

 

Hunter’s Chicken 20

Leg and thigh, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes in a Hunter’s sauce, mashed potatoes

 

Roasted Lamb Rack 29

Mushroom risotto, grilled asparagus, apple cider reduction

 

Fall Ravioli Chef’s Choice of the Day

Ask server for details

 

Pan Seared Salmon 23

Cauliflower and parsnip puree, seasonal root vegetables

 

Herb Roasted Free-Range Chicken 23

French cut chicken, spaghetti squash, seasonal root vegetables

 

Fresh Catch of the Day

Ask server for details

Fern Hall Fall Craft Cocktails

Cherry Vanilla Chai Tea
Vanilla vodka, Amaretto, Chai tea, Simple Syrup, Half and half
 

Caramel Apple Martini
Vodka
, Apple Pucker, Butterscotch Schnapps 

Crab Apple
Crown Royal Apple, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Splash of Cranberry

Cinnamon Toast
Hot Apple Cider
, Captain Morgan, Cinnamon, Sugar

Pear of Desire

Citrus Vodka, Licor 43, Pear Juice, Gingerale

Elderflower Bellini

Elderflower Liquor, Champagne, Pomegranate Juice

Moscow Mule

Vodka, Fresh Ginger, Ginger Beer


Fern Hall Fall Manhattan

Served with House Brandied Cherries

Rare Old Fashioned

Whiskey or Bourbon, Bitters, Sugar, Orange, Cherries

Nuts & Berries

Frangelico, Raspberry Liquor, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Half & Half

**Tastes just like a milkshake!!!**

Cabo Wabo Martini

Cabo Wabo Tequila, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice, Lime

Fern Hall

Delectable Desserts

Fern Hall Apple Turnover

served with Vanilla Ice Cream

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait

topped with Pecans and Whipped Cream

Crème Brulee topped with Fresh Berries

Mixed Berry Pie served with Whipped Cream

Chocolate Lava Cake

The Perseid meteor shower – August 12-13, 2015 before dawn

from: http://earthsky.org/

August 12-13, 2015 before dawn, the Perseids
The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. Fortunately, the slender waning crescent moon rising at or near dawn will not obtrude on this year’s shower. The Perseid shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak, and, for us in the Northern Hemisphere, this shower comes when the weather is warm. The Perseids tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn. They radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero, but, as with all meteor shower radiant points, you don’t need to know Perseus to watch the shower; instead, the meteors appear in all parts of the sky. They are typically fast and bright meteors. They frequently leave persistent trains. Every year, you can look for the Perseids to peak around August 10-13. Predicted peak mornings in 2015: August 11, 12 and 13. The Perseids combine with the Delta Aquarid shower (above) to produce a dazzling display of shooting stars on what are, for us in the N. Hemisphere, warm summer nights. In 2015, as always, the Perseid meteors will be building to a peak from early August until the peak nights; afterwards, they drop off fairly rapidly. With little or no moon to ruin the show, this is a great year for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

July Full Moon

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July Full Moon – Buck Moon

Earthsky.org reports:

“The first full moon of July falls on July 2 at 2:20 Universal Time (July 1 at 10:20 p.m. EDT, 9:20 p.m. CDT, 8:20 p.m. MDT pr 7:20 p.m. PDT). Although the full moon occurs at the same instant worldwide, our clocks read differently according to our local time zones.

The second July full moon will fall on July 31 at 10:43 Universal Time (5:43 a.m. CDT in the central U.S.). This second full moon is the Blue Moon.

July 2015 has two full moons. That’s somewhat unusual. Most months only have one. But in cycles of 19 years, or 228 calendar months, seven to eight calendar months will always have two full moons. In other words, there’s a month with two full moons every two to three years. When it happens, the second one is popularly called a Blue Moon.”

Almanac.com continues:

“July is the month of the Full Buck Moon. Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.”

 

Home for Sale

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378 Great Bend Turnpike, Pleasant Mount, PA 18453
6 Bedrooms – 3 bathrooms

Large, beautiful home has 5 bedrooms & 2 baths upstairs with a family room. The downstairs has a bedroom with a woodstove and a bath, kitchen, dining room, utility room and living room with a woodstove. You can create your own Bed & Breakfast with this many rooms!! Basement is unfinished stone foundation. There is a full attic with stairs.

Also included in this sale is a small rental cottage that has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and living room/kitchen combined. All new windows in it with vinyl siding. Currently rented.

There is also a 1400 sq ft convenient mart/restaurant included. It has parking for 30 cars, gas pumps, 1 tank leaded, 2000 gallon, 1 unleaded 2000 gallons all on 1 acre. Includes tables, chairs, stools, stoves, ovens, refrigerator…everything you need to get started. The business could be sold separately from the house and rental cottage.

This home can be made into a bed and breakfast and has the potential for substantial income. The restaurant/convenient mart was very busy and profitable before it closed in 2008 due to the death of the owner.

It is a very rural area and a safe place to raise a family. Across the road is a community center and a library.  Close to Elk Mountain Ski Area, State Game Lands for fishing and boating, snowmobile trails, Rails to Trails for hiking, biking and walking and right next to a small park with benches and a monument where the annual 4th of July parade is.

$285,000 for entire lot
Or
$165,000 for house
$150,000 for commercial – store/restaurant/gas pumps

– contact person, email, telephone
Sandra Sheerin –  sandrasheerin@gmail.com

Additional information is available on Zillow – link is here for anything else you need:
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/378-Great-Bend-Tpke-Pleasant-Mount-PA-18453/121812899_zpid/

 

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Peony

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Wikipedia reports:

The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40.

Most are herbaceous perennial plants1.6–4.9 ft tall, but some resemble trees 4.9–9.8 ft tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves and large, often fragrant, flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer.

Dames Rockets

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The Dames Rockets above echo the white apple and purple lilac blossoms that became prominent and faded a week or so ago.

The Honey Locust trees remain in full bloom. Walking in the yard under these trees when the wind is calm awakens one to the constant, low, soft buzzing sound of bees enjoying the blossoms.

The Mountain View Garden Club will hold its 11th annual Plant Exchange & Marketplace on Sunday, June 7 at the Clifford Twp Fire Company picnic grounds.  Why not stop by and enjoy the sight and color of more civilized, though no less beautiful, plants and blossoms.

NOTE:

Thanks to Judith Marsh for this edit:

Hi Steve, I have to tell you that the flowers are not Phlox. They are “Dames Rockets”, great name, huh. Phlox don’t come till later in the season, late summer. The Phlox have 5 petals while the “Dames have 4. They are easily confusing because they are so much alike.

Be a Woofstock Sponsor!

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WOOFSTOCK will be a day of celebration consisting of numerous live bands, quality vendors, delicious food, raffle baskets, and more. It promises to be a day of fun for everyone including their canine companions. We invite you to be a part of this celebration benefiting our vital non-profit organization by becoming a much valued sponsor. As a sponsor you will be helping us keep our doors open for the many desperate animals in need today and in the days to come.

Sponsorship Benefits:
$2500 and above: Sponsor’s commemorative plaque will be prominently displayed at shelter lobby.
$1000 and above: Sponsor will receive a specially designed commemorative plaque.
$500 and above: Sponsor Name will appear on Woofstock T-Shirts.
$250 and above: Sponsor Name will be included on a Thank You banner that will be prominently displayed at the shelter and at our Woofstock celebration.
All sponsors will be listed in our Event Program that will be distributed prior to and at our Woofstock 2015 event!
Please fill out completely and mail with payment to the address below:

True Friends Animal Welfare Center
16332 SR 706
Montrose, PA 18801
Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2015

Please contact Dory Browning with questions or concerns at 570-396-6011

Red-winged Blackbird

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From www.allaboutbirds.org:

One of the most abundant birds across North America, and one of the most boldly colored, the Red-winged Blackbird is a familiar sight atop cattails, along soggy roadsides, and on telephone wires. Glossy-black males have scarlet-and-yellow shoulder patches they can puff up or hide depending on how confident they feel. Females are a subdued, streaky brown, almost like a large, dark sparrow. In the North, their early arrival and tumbling song are happy indications of the return of spring.

Last Taste of Winter

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Earlier this week, a hike up the Tioga trail on Elk Mountain gave us a chance to taste the past Winter one last time.

A few snow patches remained on the trail, melting quickly, turning the trail below to nice, cool, watery mud.

The border between Winter snow, and Spring mud presented a perfect place to lap a few licks of the last of the snow, while soothing belly and paws heated up by the exertion of hiking  uphill.