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I know you all have seen posts from Jose’ regarding our current fox situation. It happens every Spring and I’m pretty sure it’s because they have a den off the mountain with kits. Jose’ is doing his job to keep both the fox and coyotes at bay but the chickens […]

The Fox is back!!


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Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast!! Kris came out to the barn yesterday and it looked like she was carrying a pack on her back. Now, I am familiar with such things since that is what donkeys are known for. As a matter of fact I […]

A Tiny Human


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We have quite a few animals on our property. I always tell guests that go to Trade Days on Saturday not to bring us back any more! What we have the most of are the chickens but they are actually the most helpful of all the animals as they lay […]

A Party of Hens



Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast! Friday was a hot one for December so the goats and I had come up to take a break from the heat in the barn. All of a sudden I heard the chickens sound the alarm!!! I ran from the […]

Jose’ to the Rescue


In 1965 when the main lodge of The Weaver Mansion, now The Secret Bed and Breakfast was constructed it was built on solid rock. The building itself is concrete and steel. The main lodge area, which serves as a breakfast and gathering area has a tile floor which was imported […]

The Weaver Mansion-Built on Solid Rock


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Where did you get that chair? That is a question that we get asked quite often. We actually inherited the chair when we purchased the bed and breakfast. I call it my “Edith Ann” chair, which all of my older guests understand but the younger ones give me a puzzled […]

Who’s been sitting in my chair!!!



“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” My Granny Holloway was always telling us that you never really would get away with doing the wrong thing because God was watching and would make sure you learned from your wrong. It has always kept me on the […]

Do unto others


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I slept with the window open last night. The wind dancing in the trees, the crickets and cicadas singing their songs. Such a soothing melody combined with the sweet smell of fresh air hinting at morning rain. Autumn is approaching and as I retrieve the pumpkins from storage I am […]

A Brisk Night


We have many animals on our property,so it’s time for an introduction to our Secret animals! Today is everyone’s favorite resident donkey! He is the protector of all the livestock in our pasture and a regular blogger on our page! Jose’ came to us a year after we purchased The […]

The Jose’ Story



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Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast. What a great weekend I had! We had a family rent the property for their family get away and they had some small humans that would come out to the pasture and brush me and give me treats! My coat […]

Weekend Friends!


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Christmas decor is finally mostly finished! A few more finishing touches outside and I am ready to sit back and just enjoy the beauty! Who wants to come up and sit by the fire with me? Christmas Carols and Hot Chocolate!! And, no crowds!!! #christmasishere #noblackfriday #thesecretbedandbreakfast #visitnorthal

Christmas Completion 2019


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“Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight….” I use to sing this song to my boys when they were babies as I rocked them to sleep. It was bitterly cold out, but something about the moonlight was drawing me outside. I bundled up and headed for my quiet spot on […]

Moonlight and Solitude