Looking for light meals? Recently, we had two groups that asked for light meals. Here are some pictures of the meals that we served in response to those requests…
We have been picking yellow cherry tomatoes for about a week. Today, we picked the first regular tomato of the year. (It was blemished, but it tasted like a tomato.)
We will serve summer squash, cherry tomatoes, Walla Walla sweet onions, and cucumbers from our garden as well as apples from our trees and blackberries that we’ve picked locally when our next guests arrive.
Looking for tomatoes? If so, we will be selling our extra tomatoes again this year. If you are interested in being added to our list of people that we contact when we have extra tomatoes, let us know.
This video shows a 360 degree view from the front porch of Illahe Lodge. My father likes to say that he’d get more done if Illahe Lodge didn’t have such a nice view from the porch.
Our next guests are coming to relax and enjoy the view as they celebrate their wedding anniversary. They really enjoy being the only guests here and treating Illahe Lodge as their second home. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, give us a call. Reservations are required. We are open year around and can provide guests with private events in the winter, spring, and summer. (From late August until the middle of November, we stay busy with fishing trips that float from Galice to Agness and are usually unable to host private events.)
Video: Video from Illahe Lodge
Photos: For anyone who prefers to see still shots, here are a few photos that I took this morning.
As I was weeding inside the hoops on the tomatoes today, I noticed that a lot of the plants have tomatoes that are about the size of golf balls. People often ask what we do with the tomatoes. Many – most, actually – will be served to guests of Illahe Lodge.
At lunch and dinner, we slice the tomatoes and put them on big platters. Many of the tomatoes that aren’t sliced will end up being turned into juice that our guests enjoy at breakfast. We’ll also dehydrate quite a few tomatoes and turn some tomatoes into soup or sauce. No matter how we serve it, it sure is hard to beat a vine ripened tomato!! If we have extra tomatoes after using all of these options, we sell tomatoes to members of the public.
I finished weeding inside the tomato hoops and each tomato now has weed fabric or newspaper with manure. The corn is growing and will be in the tassel soon.
A group of 11 guests stayed with us night before last as part of their hike down the Rogue River Trail. They enjoyed sitting on our front porch, visiting, catching up on reading, sharing stories, and going for short walks (to the Rogue River and to Foster Bar).
Two groups of the guests decided that they wanted to get out on the water for a boat ride and story telling session with Ernie Rutledge. Ernie runs a “Rogue River Long Boat” that he designed and built. This design was created just for its use on the Rogue. Ernie is the only person who still runs that style of boat.
We are providing meals and guest rooms to several groups who are floating the Rogue River, hiking the Rogue River Trail, and running the trail in the spring and summer.
When we don’t have guests staying with us overnight, my father and I often work in the garden or on projects around Illahe Lodge.
Yesterday afternoon, skies were mostly clear. Towards evening, the thunderheads started building. When I went down to the garden to turn off the sprinkler, it was raining and there was a double rainbow.
The rain has continued and it has been foggy today.