The Secret Bed and Breakfast Blog

Fireflies or Lightning bugs, what do you know them as? Did you know that approximately 40 percent of 10,000 Americans surveyed said they call them both? They are called Fireflies by 30.4 percent while 29.1 percent call them lightning bugs. North and central Alabamians are more likely to use lightning […]

Fireflies or Lightning Bugs

One of our guests favorites for breakfast is Creme Brulee’ French Toast! I have made it for going on 13 years. It’s one of those overnight french toasts that are great when you know you are going to have a hectic morning. I had a guest request it this past […]

Creme Brulee French Toast

The Azaleas are absolutely stunning this year!!! It’s been a couple of years since they have been this beautiful! If it’s been a long winter for you come on up to Northern Alabama and enjoy all the beauty!!! The waterfalls are flowing and the flowers are blooming and I have […]

Spring Flowers

“I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, when all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils.” William Wordsworth With daytime temperatures close to 60 we are all yearning for Spring! The daffodils and daylilies here are gorgeous in the […]

Spring is in the air!

Hi! Ho! Jose here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast! BRRRRRR! It’s really cold outside this morning! The goats are still snuggled down in the hay but I thought I would stick my nose out early to see exactly how cold it was outside the barn. Charlie and Kris do […]

The Little Book of Donkeys

It’s been a hectic week chasing a two year old but we have had a blast making Christmas memories with him as well as our family!! Tomorrow it’s over to Georgia to celebrate with the Holloway side! I did not manage to get my usually creative photo with all the […]

Merry Christmas from The Secret

The old man on the mountain. Presley came to us as a stray. When we first purchased The Secret he would show up to every wedding, during fireworks and thunderstorms. We would give him treats and love then the next day he would be gone, usually with the treat left […]

The Old Man on the Mountain

As the days get shorter and dark consumes more of our day the seasons of lights begin. When the fall decorations go up I always include lights. Some orange, some white. I like how it makes all the pumpkins and leaves glow like those off the bluff during the fall […]

Seasons of Lights

“Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight, someone’s thinking of me and loving me tonight”. Since he was an infant my grandson and I have shared the moonlight. His Angel Yaya said before she passed that she would be the brightest star in the sky and the moonlight that showered […]

Magic and Moonlight

Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast! I love my mornings almost as much as I love the weekends! Lately my mornings have been disturbed by two four legged things that Kris calls puppies. Every morning she brings them out to the paddock beside me. They are […]

What’s a puppy?

How do you know when summer is truly upon us?? It has nothing to do with a calendar but everything to do with Lightning bugs (Fireflies to you Yankees)! I have seen several coming up from the grass as dusk hits. Soon the air will be filled with their tiny […]

Lightning bugs!!!!

Carpenter Bees. There are traps everywhere to kill them. Did you ever stop to think that much like all other animals and insects on this planet they serve a purpose? They are everywhere here but I have decided to let them bee (pun intended)! They are great pollinators of the […]

Carpenter Bees