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Another Limerick from a Chanticleer Inn Guest


Gotta love Chanticleer Inn guests!

While taking a reservation, I glibly asked for a limerick about her little dachshunds, and here’s what I got:

There once were 2 dachshunds so naughty
One pretty and sweet, and one haughty
Come here said their master a little bit faster
but they couldn’t their legs were so shorty

Lucky me for creative, fun visitors to the Chanticleer Inn!

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Ellen

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June 27th, 2012

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Baby Fawn at the door of the Chanticleer Inn


At the door!

Chanticleer Inn: a deer nursery!

It’s fawning time in Ashland.  A doe left a fawn at the front door — literally on the Chanticleer Inn B&B’s porch.

Mother deer will leave the fawns in order to browse and feed, and will later return to them.

Most of the time, the fawn is safely sequestered in tall grass or under a bush. Being so new fawns have no scent for predators to catch a whiff of, and the spots help camouflage the baby.  The deer in Ashland are so accustomed to humans, they leave them on sidewalks, in alleys, and now apparently at front doors.

The fawn is just left of the door in the corner.

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Ellen

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June 15th, 2012

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Travel Video: Ashland Oregon Bed and Breakfast


Travel Video and Blog of Chanticleer Inn in Ashland Oregon Bed and Breakfast

ashland oregon bed and breakfast

Travel bloggers, Chris and Tawny produced a video of their stay at the Chanticleer Inn in Ashland Oregon bed and breakfast. View the video here.

I truly enjoyed hosting Chris (aka the Captain) and Tawny. For more of their trip in Ashland, check out their blog! Chances are we’ll see more of them and their work as they are planning to return to Southern Oregon later this year. 

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Ellen

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June 11th, 2012

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A Limerick from the Chanticleer Inn Guest Book


Well, this is a Chanticleer Inn first.  I have never shared a guest book entry, but I’ve never had a guest pen a limerick either.

6/10/12

Of the lodge keeper all know as Ellen

We find ourselves practically yellin

How she runs this great inn

(Nothing comes from a tin!)

How she does it alone,

there’s no tellin

 

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Ellen

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June 11th, 2012

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Discount tickets to “World of Wine” Grand Tasting Event


World of Wine

World of Wine Festival

Chanticleer Inn B&B guests may purchase discounted tickets to the World of Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting event.

Grand Tasting evening is on August 25th from 6:00–9:00pm.

For more information about all 4 days of  the World Wine of Festival: http://worldofwinefestival.com

Chanticleer Inn guests may purchase tickets at $65 (list price $75), offer good until June 30th,

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Ellen

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June 9th, 2012

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Chanticleer Garden


Exclusively for the Chanticleer Garden…

Manure for the Chanticleer Garden

Only the best for the Chanticleer Garden!

The unending quest for the best ways to amend soil and feed plants in the Chanticleer garden has taken ‘au naturel’ organic to a new level.

Some friends bring a bottle of wine, some might bring flowers, but truly thoughtful friends consider what is most important to a hostess, those friends, of course, bring cow manure for the Chanticleer garden!

Exclusively for the Chanticleer garden, meticulously gathered, carefully packaged and labeled, and specially delivered from the lush green Roseburg, Oregon pastures. Just the thing to warm the cockles of a gardener’s heart!

“That’s No Bull!”

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Ellen

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June 3rd, 2012

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Ashland Contemporary Theatre at Paschal’s


“Once in a Blue Moon” Ashland Contemporary Theatre presents 3 outrageously funny comedies, June 9 & 10

Usually Ashland Contemporary Theatre puts on play readings, but this time their production is three comedies by established writers out at Paschal Winery on June 9th and 10th.

The highlight play is “Wanda’s Visit” by Christopher Durang.  Imagine when Wanda, Jim’s hot, but shady ex-high school sweetheart, shows up for an extended stay, what hilarious mayhem ensues that rocks his stable marriage.

Directed by Evalyn Hansen, the cast includes: Lyda Woods (as Wanda), Maria Ciamaichelo, Daureen Collodel, Eric Epstein, Joe Suste, Jesse Lawson, and Christopher Morton.

The other two plays range from witty and poignant to absurdly hysterical.

Performances are at Paschal Winery in Talent (1122 Suncrest Rd.  Take exit 21 and follow the signs.):

Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3pm and 8pm  and  Sunday, June 10 at 3pm at Paschal Winery in Talent.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford or online at www.ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org.  Reservations: 541–646-2971.

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Ellen

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May 30th, 2012

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Oregon Wildflowers


Oregon Wildflowers Klamath Fawn Lilies

Oregon Wildflowers, Klamath Fawn Lilies

My favorite Oregon Wildflowers Hike at Grizzly Peak

First time I’ve been to Grizzly Peak this early in the year, only a few are starting to bloom: Trillium, Klamath Fawn Lilies, Fritillaria pudica, and Lomatium.

After the most recent late-spring snow melts, there will be more Oregon wildflowers to see! I can barely wait to get back to my favorite hiking trail.

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Ellen

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May 28th, 2012

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Captain and Clark Visit Ashland Oregon


Captain and Clark (aka, Chris and Tawny) charted their course to Ashland Oregon last weekend.  They stayed at the Ashland Chanticleer Inn and rafted the Rogue river with Indigo Creek Outfitters.

I thoroughly enjoyed hosting them and wish that they will return to explore more of Ashland Oregon and its surrounds.

Here is Chris and Tawny’s blog entry about their first and hopefully not their last visit to Ashland Oregon and running the Rogue.

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Ellen

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May 24th, 2012

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Bird Taxonomy and Diversity Class


Birding Klamath with Pepper Trail, PhD.

“Bird Taxonomy and Diversity”

Birding Klamath

Audubon’s Warbler photo by David Hodkinson

Dates: June 23rd and 24th, 2012, Tuition: $100

Location: Ashland, OR

Instructor: Pepper Trail

Description: Hone your identification skills and explore the relationships among groups of birds in this lab and field course. On Saturday, join Pepper Trail, Ph.D., for a day in the lab at SOU, where you’ll refresh your taxonomic know-how, look at identifying characteristics, and discuss their ecological significance.

On Sunday, the class will travel to the Klamath Basin, one of the richest birding sites in Oregon, to practice identifying species in the field.

Pepper Trail, PhD has studied bird behavior and conservation around the world with the support of the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and other groups. He works as the ornithologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Forensics Lab in Ashland.
For more information go the Siskiyou Field Institute’s website.

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Ellen

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May 23rd, 2012

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