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Pleasant Springs Farm
Winter 2016

Dear Friends,

Winter is here.  Ten years ago it looked like this picture. Brrrr. Six inches on the railing outside my window.

There must be something good about winter. Well, let's see.  Heavy snow is the best watering technique. Gradually it melts, pulling needed moisture down through the earth. That's good!  The sheep seem to bloom in the winter.  Their wool grows thick and long.  When Margie comes to shear them next spring, her clippers will reveal round, fat, pink bellies.

Winter is a lonely time.  No Bed and Breakfast guests!  I look forward to April when I hope to see some of you again, and meet new friends. 

In the B&B season just past, Pleasant Springs hosted three weddings and two teas. One of the teas was an outstanding joy. It was the women of a family.  Four generations were represented, ranging in age from mid-90s to a very few months! The baby girl wore her grandmother's dress, a pretty pink batiste, trimmed in tiny tucks. Do any of you remember pink batiste dresses, trimmed in tiny tucks? On the back of my memory's picture of pink batiste baby dresses is the ironing board. My mother hauled the washing machine into the middle of the kitchen every Monday, and hung the washing on the clothesline outside, usually on the porch because it was always raining in Snohomish, Washington.  On Tuesdays she put the washing machine back, made starch on the stove and set up the ironing board. 

Winter, summer, spring and fall, the routine never altered. Wash on Monday; iron on Tuesday.

Oh the memories that came flying back with that tiny little pink batiste dress, trimmed in tiny tucks. And my three baby girls.


Josephine wants to be your friend.

Meeting the hens.

Photo by Jean Phillips

Step back in time to a log cabin built in 1768, utterly secluded yet just 28 miles from the Nation's Capitol, near Sugarloaf Mountain, the C&O Canal, several golf courses, parks, MARC commuter train and good restaurants, including the Comus Inn.

Pleasant Springs Farm is only  Bed and Breakfast in the Agricultural Reserve; there are no hotels.

Our eighteenth century log cabin, lovingly restored, is entirely yours for the night. Perfect honeymoon cottage or romantic getaway. Also a beautiful site for family reunions and for nature lovers.

Blue Ribbon Award in Historic Resources, American Institute of Architects, November 17, 2000, presented to Richard Chenoweth and Mark Broyles, AIA, for the restoration of our cabin.
Featured on cable TV, "Old Homes Restored," January, 2002, and Girls Life Magazine, December 2001 issue. Also seen in Country Homes, Country Gardens, fall 1997; and in Washington Post, Nov. 10, 1999.
The porch with less activity — a peaceful, quiet place to ge away from the city, enjoy breathing the sweet air and be with nature.

Your hosts, Jim and Peg Coleman.

Read about us in Peat O'Neil's blog!
Click on http://peatwalk.blogspot.com and enjoy!


Enjoy your visit!

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