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


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Food News

I"ve just ordered some items from New England Cheesemaking Supply Company. Now that the cows are out in the fields here in the Hudson Valley it is time to start making some cheddar cheeses.

Bees & Fruit

There is a mixed bag of news to tell you. 

The good news is today I installed two bee NUC's so we have honeybees back in our yard and gardens again!  They are being fed a 1 to 1 simple syrup and I have hive reducers on each of the entrances. It is early to tell, but they seem like they have settled in nicely.

The bad news is it looks like a lean year for tree fruit and hardy kiwis at the B&B this year.  The combination of late pruning and those late killer frosts have taken their toll.  As they say, wait till next year!

Soapmaking - Soap For Guests

A usual winter time activity at the Willows Bed & Breakfast, soap making was done last week.  What can I say I'm a little behind!  This soap is a floral scented soap that contains beef tallow, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, wheat germ oil and added glycerin.  The smaller bars in the foreground are complimentary bars in each of our guestrooms.  The larger bars are for sale in the cupboard in the dining room. 


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