The Willows Bed & Breakfast
53 Travis Road - Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: (845) 471-6115    Email: Click Here


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Early Autumn Rambling

Summer is definitely over in the Hudson Valley and the trees and the weather are telling us that were are going to have a "real" Autumn (unlike last year).

Peaches, tomatoes and most everything from our garden are done so I'm buying cider and apples from Terhune Orchards in Salt Point.

I have been busy grind oats into oat flour and rolling oat groats into rolled oats for our hearty Oatmeal pancakes.  There has been corn grinding as well for our cornmeal pancakes.

Local Dried Corn For Making Cornmeal

Silly me, Lisa & I went all the way to the Amish country to purchase dried corn to grind into cornmeal.  Today I discovered that Hahn Farm sells 24 pound buckets for the unbelievable low price of $5.00!  After buying the corn this afternoon I ground 3 pounds of it to make the cornmeal.  This evening I used Lisa as a test subject and I made local white peach cornmeal pancakes.  If I say so myself, they came out quite good.

Amish Country Purchases

We have returned from the Amish Country not only with our batteries recharged but with a carload of supplies. Dried corn for cornmeal, golden and white wheat berries, oats for flour and rolled oats, graham flour, raw and toasted wheat germ just to name some of the items purchased.


Willows Bed and Breakfast - Hyde Park, NY - Dutchess County