Mother’s Day idea – Give her a dog!

…a wooden dog that is!  We have over 100 small-size carvings in stock for immediate shipping.  Last day to order for Mother’s Day is May 1st.   Phone us,  208 962-3647,  to check availability of your preferred breed.

We have Labrador Retrievers

We have Labrador Retrievers

And we have Bassets

And we have Bassets

Springers, brown or black

Springers, brown or black

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Bonus Gifts w/our Earth Day Special Promotion

 

News  Flash    Earth Day Celebration Package   (offer expires 5/31/09)

 

Receive bonus gifts with our Dog Bark Park Inn B&B Celebrate Our Earth reservation package.  We’ve partnered with the publishers of Organic Gardening Magazine and forty-nine other bed & breakfast inns to promote the benefits and pleasures of careful living on this one Earth of ours.  

 

Celebrate Our Earth package details:

 

Celebrate Our Earth at Dog Bark Park Inn B&B with deck-side views of prairie grain fields rimmed by majestic mountains. After dark, feast your eyes on a lush star garden overhead.

Celebrate Our Earth package includes these free Celebrate Earth’s Harvests gifts:

            . One-year subscription to Organic Gardening Magazine (6 issues).

            . A large luscious silky bar of locally crafted Sleeping Bear soap.

            . 3 cups of our healthful Prairie’s Best Fruited Granola in a

              decorative glass cereal bowl.

            . One-dozen freshly baked Rhubarb Buttermilk muffins.

 

To qualify for this package:  Book a date between now & May 31, 2009 to stay at Dog Bark Park Inn B&B anytime during our 2009 season.  Be sure to mention this Earth Day Special. 

  

For reservations or additional information:

Please phone us 208 962-3647.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Early Summer is Spectacular

Early Summer is Spectacular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dutch Oven Cooking Class – Sat. 4/25/09

Yummy, stay at Dog Bark Park & take a popular Dutch Oven cooking class.  One class only on Sat. April 25th.  Don’t miss it & don’t miss out to stay at Idaho’s famous big dog.  Our breakfasts include homebaked yeast coffee breads, fruit muffins, & our signature Prairie’s Best Fruited Granola.  Phone for reservations & more info.  208 962-3647. 

Dutch Oven Cooking – Sat. 4/25/09
During this hands-on class, learn the basics of Dutch Oven cooking, from buying and seasoning the ovens through cooking. Bread, a main dish, and a dessert will be prepared, with lunch to follow for participants.

Location: Grangeville Private Residence (TBA)
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm…………….Class fee including materials & lunch: $35
Instructors: Rob & Sue Lundgren have 10+ years experience and first learned from Butch Welch. They enjoy adapting recipes for Dutch Oven cooking and are returning LCSC instructors.

Combine fun with learning on Earth Day

Take a mid-week break from it all to stay in the World’s Biggest Beagle, a bed & breakfast guesthouse, and take a beginner’s grant writing class in the evening.  Phone us for details – 208 962-3647.  Can stay without the class, too.

Grant Writing 101 – Wed. 4/22/09
Learn to write a fundable grant. You will focus on how to develop your project, write a proposal, develop a budget, find the right private donors and/or government funders, submit the proposal, and much more.

Location: Grangeville Elementary/Middle School Community Meeting Room (15 miles from Dog Bark Park.
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm…………….Class fee: $20
Instructor: Ken Clark, PhD in Higher Education Administration, is a certified research administrator with six years as Director of the Grants Office at Lewis Clark State College.

Last Minute Getaway Idea – Stay & Learn

Want to do something different this weekend?  Take a soap making class & then stay in the big dog & take a long relaxing soak using your new soap.  Call us to reserve.  208 962-3647.  Class details follow.

Heavenly Scent – a Soap Making Primer – Sat. 4/18/09
Create beautiful cold-process soap the way Grandma made it. Use updated methods and ingredients, learn safety tips and how to compose your soap. Learn how to mix, stir, fragrance, mold, and trim the finished product. Make bars of soap to take home. Bring a towel, long sleeve shirt, wooden spoon, candy thermometer and rubber gloves. No minors please.

Location: Monastery of St. Gertrude Old Kitchen (3 miles from Dog Bark Park)
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Lunch provided…………Class fee including materials & lunch: $54
Instructor: Sister Carlotta Fontes OSB is a Master Herbalist and tender of the Monastery gardens. She makes salves, soaps, and balms among other healing items.

Aah, bathtime at Dog Bark Park

Aah, bathtime at Dog Bark Park

World’s Biggest Beagle Goes Orange for ASPCA

Along with the Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, Graceland and other prominent US landmarks and iconic buildings, the big beagle at Dog Bark Park in Cottonwood will light-up orange on April 7th for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Go Orange for Animals awareness campaign.  April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month and orange is the association’s signature color.

Go Orange for ASPCA

Go Orange for ASPCA

 

When a researcher from the ASPCA headquarters in New York invited Dog Bark Park to take part in the Go Orange campaign we jumped at the chance to participate.  What better building than Idaho’s famous dog to champion the work of the ASPCA while at the same time draw national attention to Idaho and Idahoans.

Beagles at dusk

Beagles at dusk

 

 

 

The ASPCA will hold several gala events in major US cities as well as pet parades, photo contests & pet education programs during April.   Go Orange for Animals television coverage is scheduled for April 13 on the Today Show, April 14 on the Martha Stewart Show, April 16 on the Home Shopping Network & again on the Martha Stewart Show during the week of April 20th.

 

The big beagle, located on US Hwy 95 just south of the north entrance to Cottonwood, will be lit in orange several hours each evening during April.  Finding orange theatrical gel & figuring how to secure it over outdoor floodlights was a bit of a challenge, but we’re set to be orange all month now.

Beagles Go Orange

Beagles Go Orange

 

For more information about the ASPCA & a complete list of Go Orange locations, visit www.ASPCAApril.org.