Many of our spring and summer guests enjoy seeing the wildflowers. The wildflowers that are currently blooming include the deerhead orchids (also called “lady slippers”), relicit trilliums (an endangered species), lilies, and Agness Iris.
We have planted three corn patches at Illahe Lodge now. As soon as the most recent planting reaches about six inches tall, we will plant another one. This approach enables us to have corn from late July until the end of our fall season.
The tomato plants have fruit and we anticipate having extra tomatoes available for purchase in July or August. We’ll post information about buying tomatoes on Facebook when we have extra tomatoes.
This year, we are experimenting with radishes and carrots in hopes of being able to serve our guests more fresh vegetables that are grown at Illahe Lodge and – eventually – accommodate guests wishing to stay at Illahe Lodge with short notice.
The summer squash, cucumbers, melons, and winter squash are growing nicely as well.
Yesterday, we picked four boxes of transparent apples and made about 12 gallons of applesauce. Most of the gravenstein apple trees that we planted last year have fruit on them and our mature gravensteins are loaded. We are keeping our fingers crossed, but right now it looks like we are going to have a good year for our favorite apples.
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.
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.