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A "nursery" in our Garden Labyrinth

Every year when I get spring fever, I head for the nursery to find plants for our garden. This year the “nursery” has come to us.  Momma Robin has built a nest in the pergola that leads to the labyrinth garden in our back yard.   There […]

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Commonweal Theatre Summer Season in Full Swing

Many visitors come to Lanesboro, MN to ride the “Cadillac” of bike trails, the Root River State Trail.  Others come for the quiet and the beauty of canoeing or kayaking the Root River.  After a busy day outdoors many guests head downtown for an evening of quality, […]

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Iron Pour Coming to Lanesboro July 7 – 10

Lanesboro Arts Center will host the 2011 Iron Pour in Lanesboro, Minnesota’s Sylvan Park on Saturday, July 9, from 1-6 p.m.  This is a free public event for all ages.  The pour will be led by nationally-acclaimed local artist Karl Unnasch, and is held in cooperation with the City of Lanesboro.  […]

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Model T Vintage Car Club Visits Lanesboro on July 20th

This is a vintage photo of downtown Lanesboro.  The first building on the left is now home to Mrs. B’s Inn.  On July 20th, the view will be similar in as the National Model T car club tour makes a stop in Lanesboro.  The club will be […]

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Backyard Visitors to our Garden

Last week a fawn was born in our neighborhood.  He laid under the neighbor’s board fence for most of the afternoon.  It is not unusual for the mother deer to leave new fawns unattended – even in town.  They are safe alone because the fawns do not […]

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Serving Flowers for Breakfast?

Flowers aren’t just for the gardens at Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast.  Our guests enjoy blooming plants outdoors from early May through October.  Now that the chance for frost is nearly gone, we are serving flowers for breakfast too. We regularly garnish our breakfasts with edible flowers […]

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Finches and Grosbeaks and Orioles Oh My!

It is spring birding time in South East Minnesota.  The birds are flocking to our front and back yard feeders.   Some are just passing through but some of them stay all summer.   Our guests at Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast enjoy watching the birds at […]

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Blue Flags in our Garden

One of my favorite early season flowers are “Blue Flags”.  They are a member of the Iris Family that  grow to be around six inches tall. Blue Flags have a special memory for my family.  They used to grow along the country road between my farm home […]

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Maple Syrup Time – Come Lend a Hend

Tired of being cooped up inside?  The first sign of spring is upon us – Maple Syrup season.   Join us and discover how that Maple in the corner of your yard can give you the tastiest pancakes in town. Participants will experience all aspects of syrup […]

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Song Writing Workshop Offered in Lanesboro March 12

This blog is written by Marv and Carol Eggert, innkeepers at Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B in Lanesboro, MN. Attention all potential songwriters ready to grow to the next level: Internationally acclaimed artist JohnSmith (yes he spells it as all one word!) will lead a songwriting workshop on Saturday, March […]

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