Tuesday, August 31, 2010

· Professor Talks Peaches

Smiling Bear was busy in the kitchen August 31, creating 'Mountain Lion' Palisade Colorado Peach and Wild Raspberry Jam to go!! It seemed a fitting grand finale to the Wild Raspberry picking season, with most of the berries found near Hill City, South Dakota, where mountain lions do roam the woods. The peaches were ordered and purchased at Krull's Market here in Hill City.

Smiling Bear sells this succulent jam (made using organic sugar) exclusively in the shop at Mountains To Prairies B&B as well as through postal service.

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This fella knows peaches! The peaches stirred into Smiling Bear's MOUNTAIN LION Jam had the Mountain Lion sticker...

and they are indeed delicious, juicy, sweet. :)

Click the link below to read the article.

Dear Professor, what is the deal with mealy peaches? Is there any way to tell which ones will be mealy so I can avoid purchasing them? They're such a disappointment.

Monday, August 30, 2010

· Endless Summer of Guests Bruno and Leila

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Please go to Bruno's blog below and click on the English Version link to read. Bruno was here from France with his wife Leila for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, early August, 2010, the Rally's 70th Anniversary. In addition to sharing some of their Airstream adventures in the Endless Summer blog, Bruno talks about his and Leila's stay at Mountains To Prairies B&B in Hill City, and has included photos. To find...the B&B is under 'B' in the blog, after 'Bonneville'.

Blog-story à propos de notre caravane américaine en aluminium AIRSTREAM, en provenance des USA pour la FRANCE, son choix, son aventure et ses déboires, sa restauration et les vacances passées à bord... Complété par des articles sur les HARLEY-DAVIDSON, notre mariage à DAYTONA, la CALIFORNIE, l'ARIZO...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

· South Dakota Traveler Blog

On May 28, 2010 South Dakota Traveler wrote a blog (by Katlyn Richter) entitled: Winery and Bed and Breakfast Tour.

The award winning Prairie Berry Winery is mentioned as one of the premiere spots in the Black Hills, right outside of Hill City, South Dakota. Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast, located in Hill City, is also given particular mention and is described, in part, as a relaxing yet fun environment. Read more!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

· Shopping, then Goodbye (for a while)...

Granddaughters Shelby and Avalon flew home for the school season, after serving breakfast one last time to a family of five, and being rewarded with a generous tip. Sam and Linda (innkeepers) enjoyed observing the knack these good girls have for earning tips; we were rewarded in paying them wages, and proud to see the smart and thoughtful purchases which they made while here: colorful skirts, hiking shoes, gifts for friends - with funds still remaining in their tip cans (seed money for 2011) and in their savings accounts!

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In the picture below, Shelby and Ava are waiting at the airport for their flight home, each wearing the beautiful flowing skirt which they purchased the day before, downtown Hill City (at Just Dandy), with some of their summer earnings. Shelby's BFFL, Mercedes, accompanied us for the shopping excursion and she, too, got to leave the store carrying a colorful skirt! After returning (home) to the B&B, all the girls quickly donned their skirts for our next stop, Circle B Chuckwagon & Cowboy Music Show. ... Shelby also purchased her chartreuse shoulder bag (at Granite Sports during an earlier shopping walk), while Ava's baby blue bag was an advance Birthday gift, so she would have a way to carry her own water bottles on Black Hills adventure hikes!