Orchard Updates for 2019

March 26, 2019 0 Comments

Two years ago, I ordered an Orenco apple tree. The nursery wasn’t able to fill my order, so I tried again last year. Again, the nursery wasn’t able to fill the order. As a result, I talked with the orchardist who has been custom grafting apple trees for me and he grafted the Orenco for …

2018 Update

March 18, 2018 0 Comments

We have been busy with our winter projects and updates for Illahe Lodge, when nature has allowed it. (We’ve had two snow storms this month and the forecast calls for the possibility of snow in our region next weekend as well.) The fruit trees are all pruned. We’ve added eight additional apple trees of varieties …

Winter 2016

January 29, 2016 0 Comments

After a busy fall, we’ve seen the Rogue come up several times, including once where – in our area – it was higher this year than it got during 2015. Things are a little slower at Illahe Lodge in the winter. When weather or the river permit, guests are coming in to relax and go …

Hiking the Rogue River Trail

June 14, 2015 0 Comments

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 …