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Shirley Payne married Gary Schambach on January 1, 2018 in the barn here on the farm.  It was bitter cold but the guest brought s lot of joy and warmth to a loving couple and we had several heaters going too.  It was a fantastic event that people marvel at the unique atmosphere that lent itself to such a romantic setting.

The reception was at the log building that is Middleburg Steak and Seafood restaurant.  The historical setting added the occasion and the food was great.



georgia #1 1-20150207_171402Eggzalent recipe  brought to you by the chickens on the Tobacco Farm Camp at the Lamplight Inn, a country bed and breakfast

. Remember, if you choose, you can gather your own farm fresh eggs for breakfast–Blue, Brown or White.  Caroline and Georgia are Americaunas hens that lays blue eggs.

Mix all ingredients in the blender for 18 seconds,  pour into a 9 inch oiled pie plate.

3 eggs     1 large can evaporated milk             1 c sugar  3 Tbsp flour  2 Tsp melted butter          1 tsp vanilla

Dust with Cinnamon and Bake 35 to 40 min in 325′ oven

I serve this pie with fresh fruit and yogurt or whipped cream.

1-DSCN0695Eggzalent recipe of the week brought to you by the chickens on the Tobacco Farm Camp at the Lamplight Inn, a country bed and breakfast. Remember, if you choose, you can gather your own farm fresh eggs for breakfast–Blue, Brown or White.

Brad is a Barred Rock rooster with his own Rock Star Tour Bus.  The Barred Rock hens lay large brown eggs.

The secret of Dutch Babies is a very hot pan and a hot oven. I use a large cast iron skillet.

Place a cold skillet in the oven and turn the temperature to 400′. close the oven door.                    When the oven is hot place 4 Tsp of butter in the skillet and let it brown

Miix    4 eggs,   3/4 C milk.  1/4 C flour   dash of vanilla   pinch of salt

Add the mix to the browned butter and bake for 20 minutes.     (don;t peek)

This is a large serving for 2 people with yogurt (or whipped cream) and fruit


Tobacco Farm Camp shares a 5 acre playground with Lamplight Inn, a country bed and breakfast. The 15 old buildings offer a unique experience with the Shed as a venue for events, the corn crib screened gazebo, the pack house fitness center and the curing barn mini museum. Water sports at Kerr Lake, the Raleigh Road outdoor cinema, and the Ridgeway Opry House are a few of the nearby attractions. On the farm, you can fish, play crochet, shoot hoops, pitch horseshoes, build a bonfire, do yoga on the platform in the woods or walk the 7 ring labyrinth.

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Fifteen old buildings offer great possibilities for creativity.

The big pack house is a fitness center and game storehouse.

Equipment includes a bo-flex and an elipse.

Watch this BLOG for details of the NEW event faiclity.

 Rustic charm beyond what you could create

Fantasy Garden Friends

Dolly’s friends are now with her in the Fantasy Garden.  I want you to meet Yellow Fellow, Mr. Kissable and Kitty Kat.

Then look for Florence Flutterbye as she sways in the breeze near the gazing ball and moonshine jug.

Florence Flutterby

A Civil War Bayonet has been added to the collection of artifacts at Lamplight Inn, a country Bed and Breakfast.

When I acquired the bayonet, I was told that it was civil war vintage and I have no reason to doubt that it is.  I pondered quite some time before I came up with a desireable way to display this treasure.

Civil War Bayonet and it's Sheath

Civil War Bayonet and it's Sheath









I found the frame and solicited the help of my friends and tenants from the Tobacco Farm Camp.  Leonard and Becki Derr are always ready to give a hand, especially on a good project.  They made the shadow box  to attach to the frame.

Becki and Lenny at work

Becki and Lenny at work









Now we needed a background to show off our treasure to it’s best advantage.

I painted the background  with the star field that represented the union flag at the top. In the middle are 13 stripes or stars and bars depending on which flag you are associating them with and at the bottom the confederate symbol that was used in the star field.




The shadow box is hung in the front hallway right at the entrance to the Gone with the Wind Room.  It seems an appropriate place to display this unique treasure.


Be sure to check it out on your next visit.