Posts Tagged ‘food’


November 7th, 2012 by Susan Odom

As Thanksgiving approaches many folks start thinking of all their blessings. I have many. I sit here this morning drinking coffee with yummy local milk and cream. I am thankful for my farming neighbors who work so hard. The sun is shining and I am thankful for this big beautiful world I live in and especially thankful for my little corner here on the Leelanau peninsula.

I am thankful that I have such a great job/life here at Hillside. I am thankful that I have the energy and stamina for the hours that I work and the gratification it gives me. I am blessed.

I am thankful for the kind guests who come through my door and share my home and food with me. I want to share a nice note I received from one of my guests lately. It made me feel so good…

 Just wanted to let you know how much our group enjoyed the dinner at Hillside Homestead. It was a delightful and delicious evening. The careful research and execution you bring to your home and dinner, as well as your warmth and gracious hospitality make for a memorable event. We wish you success in your exciting venture. And, we’re thinking maybe a smaller group of ham-lovers might make a return trip!

And her comment at the end about ham made me laugh out loud! I love good ham too. I hope they are able to come back for some good old ham! So thank you for reading! And I hope you find reasons for thanks-giving.

I’m thankful for the wonderful seventh graders who came here recently on a field trip and had a great time using the hand pump in the kitchen.

Ways to Stay at Hillside Homestead – a historic farmstay.

October 18th, 2012 by Susan Odom

Good food

There is always something good for breakfast at Hillside Homestead

Hillside Homestead is a historic farmstay. You are probably now wondering what a farmstay is. A farmstay is sort of like a B&B (a new word in the 1970’s) but it is more than just a bed and a plate of breakfast in the morning. At Hillside you can spend the night and have that wonderful plate of breakfast, but you can also schedule a historic dinner experience, have a group party, meeting or field trip and even classes. There are many ways to stay at Hillside. Contact me, Susan Odom for more info. I would be glad to help! phone is 231-271-1131 or email me here.

A great room for a good night's sleep

The Maple room is the largest of the 3 guest rooms at Hillside. Plain, simple, uncomplicated. no issues. what a relief.

wood cook stove

My wonderful wood cook stove, a Round Oak Range. Busy doing her thing on a recent morning.