Wine of the Week [June 24-June 30] Rosat Especial

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, pour through old newspaper articles to see if any towns buried good wine in their time capsules and when they'll be opening them, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering two wines per week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. Each... Full Post >

Ceremony Music with a Bit of Whimsy

With all due respect to our old favorites Pachelbel’s Canon in D and Clark’s Trumpet Voluntary, it’s fun to have some ceremony music that makes the guests laugh a bit.  A touch of unexpected music can be the perfect start to what’s sure to be a festive celebration. This evening our dashing groom and groomsmen modestly walked in to the ceremony to the tune of “What a Man,” as the delighted crowd cheered them on.  Our fabulous bride last night paused before walking down the aisle... Full Post >

Smart Sun Tips

Summer has arrived and people are beginning to think about the sun now more than any other time of the year. However, sun damage can happen at any time of the year, rain or shine. It can happen all year long and adds up over time as well. Most people don’t consider the exposure they get from driving a car (or even being a passenger), working near a window, walking the dog around the block or relaxing on a shady deck. What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays? A good way to remember... Full Post >

Tommy and a Friend at the Roost

This time of year, Roost is a delightful place to spend an easy summer evening.  It’s always a treat to hear Bluegrass superstar Tommy Edwards play there, and he always draws a big crowd of adoring fans. When he played in early June, we had an unexpected surprise visit from Tommy’s friend, author Clyde Edgerton.  Clyde was driving by, saw Tommy playing on the front porch and asked his wife to stop the car.  Clyde jumped out, ran over and joined in with Tommy for a song or two, then... Full Post >

Cutting Gardens

Our new perennial cutting garden beds are in full bloom! Built this past January, the beds are full of favorites that will produce until first frost. Upkeep on the beds with fresh topsoil 10 inches deep has been minimal, few weeds lush growth, and no need for watering. Mary and the florist gals harvest in here regularly. Flowers and leaves are used around the village in various arrangements, wedding and party decorations, and bride and groom bouquet and boutonnieres. Come visit! Full Post >

Wine of the Week [June 17-June 23] Rosé Spécial

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, send the papier-mâché statue of Dionysus mentioned in a previous blog post off to the Smithsonian to be measured for historical accuracy, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering two wines per week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7... Full Post >

Melon Slice

What could be yummier than our glass bead clutch in the most delicious shade of cantaloupe? The perfect finishing touch for our linen shifts or white jeans and a tee. Summer just got cooler. For more of what’s new, follow my Dovecote Style board on Pinterest! Full Post >

RDV, The Future of Virginian Wine

I arrived early at DC's Union Station; it was a cool morning with a constant drizzle of rain. I met up with my group, and we shot out of town toward the countryside west of DC.  One of the group members was Adi Badenhorst. He is one of my favorite winemakers from South Africa, whose Badenhorst wines from the Swartland are taking the American wine world by storm at the moment (as they should).  With a long salt-and-pepper beard, hair to match, and a "t-shirt for any occasion" style, Adi... Full Post >

And the winner is…

Cassandra Johnson (Beet & Baguette)! A huge thank you to everyone who voted. We had hundreds of votes through email, Twitter and Facebook for all of the delightful pictures Fearrington-lovers submitted. Who knows there could be a special surprise or two coming out of these lovely beltie photos... Also, make sure to check back to our blog often for more photo contests -- another one could pop up at any time! Full Post >

Meet. Eat. Swim!

For those who are not local let me start by saying it has been in the high 80’s for the past two weeks!  With temperatures on the rise, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our outdoor pool.  This facility opened for the season in May and will remain open until the end of September.  As an Inn guest, it’s as easy as grabbing a complimentary bike (or catch a ride in our golf cart) and presenting your room key when you enter. The Fearrington Swim & Croquet Club offers lap... Full Post >