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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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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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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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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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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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May 23rd, 2012

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Camelot Theater: “1776”, 6/20 thru 7/22/12


1776 June 20 – July 22

Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards, based on a concept by Sherman Edwards

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence, if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! Follow John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for our fledgling nation.

For more information on the theater near Ashland Oregon the Camelot Theater

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May 20th, 2012

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Camelot Conservatory: Anything Goes, 6/20 thru 7/22/12


ANYTHING GOES June 20 – July 22, 2012

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Songs include “Anything goes,” “Delovely,” ‘and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

Camelot Theater, a semi-professional company renowned for performing high-quality plays, musicals, and musical events year round. Theater near Ashland Oregon

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May 20th, 2012

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Roam the Rogue” Saturday, May 26, 12


Roam the Rogue” a Spring Passport Tour

You’re invited to join a self-guided tour of the Upper Rogue Valley Vintners on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 5pm for a Passport Winery Tour!

Come visit the Upper Rogue wine  makers as each of the Upper Rogue Valley winemakers introduce their newest wines and share their creative inspiration while pairing delicious appetizers.

For more details and a list of the wineries, go to the Roam the Rogue website.

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May 17th, 2012

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Applegate Valley Uncorked” Spring Event, May 20, 12


Tour the beautiful Applegate Valley, taste the wines from 20 wineries, paired with appetizers for a little over $2 per winery!

On May 20th  tour ALL the Applegate Valley Wineries, sip their best wines, get a barrel tasting at each, pay no tasting fees, get a commemorative wineglass AND get specially paired appetizers to boot!

A not to be missed wine tasting opportunity!  Here is what the Applegate Valley wineries will be serving you.

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May 17th, 2012

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Noble Coffee now served at Ashland Chanticleer Inn B&B


Noble Coffee  Roasting  in Ashland Oregon

Noble Coffee Roasting in Ashland Oregon

Mornings are a little different at the Chanticleer Inn. This season we start serving Noble Coffee in a new way. In the past, we only brewed organic shade-grown coffee, that has not changed!  The difference is Noble Coffee roasts their beans locally (just a few blocks away) and delivers them fresh to the inn.

This spring, I attended “Coffee 101″ seminar by Jared, owner of Noble Coffee Roasting, in which I learned much about the chemistry of coffee and recommended processes to brew a better cup of joe. After some experimentation, purchase of some equipment, and rave reviews from my springtime guests, Noble Coffee will be the “usual” at the Chanticleer Inn.

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May 15th, 2012

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