Snow and Cold, but…

Fragrant Winter Daphne just waiting for a warm day to burst into bloom. Soon! Full Post >

Wine of the Week [January 26th - February 1st]

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, can't remember what your socks are but can recall the residual sugar threshold differentiating Rosé d'Anjou from Rosé de Loire, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. We have two... Full Post >

A Small Welcome

Heads bent, we graciously welcome Sir Wok and his pup of indiscriminate origin to the McIntyre's family. Made from wok pans, belts, and a purple feather duster, this suit of armor keeps the mystery room under control. Fear his right glove, which sometimes falls off. Fear his squat dog, gleaming in golden armor. Fear the podium on which he is mounted, which has wheels. Eric Juengst -- armor artist, husband of kids' book buyer Katherine, and director of UNC's Center for Bioethics --... Full Post >

Parsnips for Each Course

Why do I like Parsnips? Parsnips are an uncommon vegetable that are normally not well utilized. However, I really like the story behind them. I don't think there is another vegetable that requires the impact of a season to influence harvesting as much as a parsnip. They are used a lot in England, and remain in the ground until the first frost. The parsnip stays in the ground because after the freeze of the first frost, all the starches turn to sugar. A very versatile ingredient, parsnips can... Full Post >

Rutherford is Shaping Up

The Certain Teed cedar shake polymer exterior is finally far enough along at Rutherford Close to get a real feel for the end result (it’s a new color so we’ve been anxiously waiting) and, it’s awesome! The soft gray has a lot of depth which offsets the white trim perfectly. It’s not quite finished, but if you haven’t driven by yet, put it on your next outing and see for yourself! Full Post >

The Best Job…

Like Paula and Max, I am passionate about wine, and revel in any experience that satisfies my never ending curiosity about the stuff.  Unlike so many other professions, such as engineering or programming, where there is some separation between product and customer, sommeliers get tons of interaction with guests!  Nothing affirms ones sense of purpose in the world like seeing faces light up after tasting something they otherwise would have never touched, or discovering how perfectly paired the... Full Post >

Here’s Your Room Key

When you venture out to The Fearrington House Inn for an unforgettable overnight stay, your experience starts with a brass key. Our General Manager Theresa Chiettini hand-selected these traditional, weighty brass keys to provide guests with a feeling of home. She discovered them at the Jefferson Brass Company. Our guests love the feel of a real key and often request to purchase them as a keepsake. Do you prefer a "real" key or a key card? Full Post >

Anniversaries

Regardless of how much planning we do, weekends often bring great surprises.  (No, I am not talking about the occasional surprise rainy wedding day – we always have a plan for that!)  I am talking about anniversaries! Almost every weekend old friends turn up celebrating their anniversaries.  It’s always so nice to see those familiar faces and catch up.  I am always surprised – “How did it get to be a year ALREADY?” or “How did you have time to have 3 kids ALREADY?!” – and... Full Post >

Experience The Fearrington House Inn

What better way to experience The Fearrington House Inn from afar than a video tour! Get a glimpse into our inn rooms and the village that surrounds the inn to make it an ideal retreat. Full Post >

Wine of the Week [January 19th - January 25th]

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, spend 30 minutes looking over a wine list and then order a bunch of cocktails, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. Ah, Italy.  There is almost quite literally a bottle of... Full Post >