Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Good Morning Douglas and Saugatuck, Michigan. Today is officially today is the first day of autumn!

Here's a poem by Keats'
To Autumn, written in September 1819, echoes this sense of melancholic reflection, but also emphasises the lush abundance of the season.

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

Today in West Michigan! Temps will be in the mid 70's. SLight chance of rain.

Here at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, we're going to have an awesome day.

Looking for a few things to do today , here are a few suggestions...

Head to the The Holland Museum it's located at 31 W. 10th Street in downtown Holland, an awesome place to spend a few Hours!

You can hit the Antique Mall and see all you grandparents old stuff, wander over the Lakeside Lanes in Douglas, they have 8 lanes and a pretty good lunch too.

U-Pick
Head to Cranes Orchards, just one of West Michigan's U-Pick Apple Orchards (they might have some peaches left), is less than 7 miles from our front door. They have 14 different varieties, such as Gala, Macintosh, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Golden Supreme, Jonagold, Empire, Jonathans, Ida Reds, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Braeburn. For more info, call 269-561-8651 or visit http://www.craneorchards.com And there's also Earl's U-Pick Farm--through October 15, you can pick red or gold raspberries. For more info, call 269-227-2074 or visit http://www.earlsberries.com.

Casablanca is playing tonight, a black and white 1942 Drama/Romance with Loren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications is playing at the Red Barn Theater, 6:30 PM, Blue Star highway, north over the interstate exchange at exit 41, first street on the left and your there.

Breakfast this morning is Cinnamon Orange French Toast, Canadian bacon, Zucchini chocolate bread, fresh fruit salad, yogurt and granola, and of course Italian Espresso organic coffee (yes-free trade too).

Don't forget to check out our calendar of events for September at http://www.sherwoodforestbandb.com/news.html

From all of us here at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, have a wonderful day.