Category Archives: B and B Income Increasers

What I learned in my 7 years running a B and B (What have I learned in my first month running a B and B?)

I am going to add to this older post as I am wrapping up my 7th and last season at Highland Garden House B & B. In review of ‘what I learned in my first month,’ see below, some is … Continue reading

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Highland Curry Powder

Nothing satisfies me more than assembling the raw ingredients to concoct something that saves me a LOT of money from buying the ready-made product.  This is one simple thing that I do because it gives me a lot of flexibility on … Continue reading

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Summer Grape Pruning

I have grown several varieties of table grapes for the past few years.  I started to get some pretty good crops two years ago.  I had thought that all you had to do was the winter pruning: follow the instructions … Continue reading

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My Favorite Granola Recipe

One of the joys of running a B and B is the ability to try out different recipes and ask my guests to rate them.  In years past I grew to love ‘Canadian Crunchy Granola’ and wanted to replicate this … Continue reading

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Small Business Recordkeeping

If you are in business, you know how important record keeping is.  You have to keep records to know how your business is doing in addition to determining your state and federal tax liabilities.  Everyone has their own read on … Continue reading

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All the Secrets to Growing Great Sunflowers for Cutting

Want to grow show-quality sunflowers in your own garden that can be cut for bouquets?   I grew flowers for cutting for many years at Rainwater Farm on Orcas Island.  Now I take these skills and use them in my own … Continue reading

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Edible Landscaping at the B and B

In landscaping your B and B grounds, or just your home yard, you may have overlooked a very simple way to make your grounds not only beautiful but edible!  With a thought toward supplementing your table offerings with pickings from your landscape, … Continue reading

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Coho Liquidation

Not exactly on the tourist trail around here, but a very interesting place, nevertheless.  Just north of the railroad tracks on Metcalf Street in Sedro-Woolley, Coho Liquidation is never the same in regards to what you may find.  One of a kinds, … Continue reading

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Biodegradable Tomato Cages

With the Spring planting season upon us, many of us are putting in Tomato plants.  Every year I seem to put in more and more, as I have found a super way to preserve them, see this previous blog post. … Continue reading

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What to do with a lot of slim Bamboo? WREATHS!

I do have  a little wreath making experience, as I use all the canes from my two grape plants to make wreaths every year.  This year, with a good amount of grape vine canes, I decided to concentrate my efforts … Continue reading

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