Sunday, September 26, 2010
Rasberry Ridge Bed And Breakfast
While trying to divert myself from The Headache and the lack of electricity in my occipital stimulator, I started thinking about a friend of mine from "back home" and her hard work towards fulfulling a dream. I saw pictures of the mountain cabin Heather at War On Headaches stayed at and thought of my friend's log house!
Angie and her husband started building a log cabin/bed and breakfast a few years ago on a beautiful lot in Beaver Bay, Minnesota, but like all of us in our middle years bad health intervened. This year they have picked up where they were forced to leave off, and are on road to finishing the Rasberry Ridge Bed and Breakfast with a target date of 2012.
The Silberbergers are going to great lengths to make sure their business is "green": using downed trees from a storm for building materials, using only earth friendly treatments for the wood, and starting their own organic garden so it will be well established before they start receiving visitors. Not only is their desire to have minimal impact on their surroundings admirable, but for those of us who have chemical sensitivies it is great to find someone that is thinking of this BEFORE a structure is built and guests arrive.
I have been watching their progress all summer long on Facebook. They have the cutest grandkids who "helped" grandma and grandpa with the garden - and now they are far enough along to start a blog about the adventure of starting a B&B. I know Angie from way way back (how far back I'm not saying!) and she always was a woman of determination and purpose, and watching her work towards her dream of an Inn in the wilderness has been inspiring...and a welcome diversion from The Headache!