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JoAnn S. Dawson JoAnn Dawson has been a full time stable owner since 1983. She and her husband Ted currently own and operate Fairwinds Farm & Stables in North East, MD, offering riding lessons, summer camp, trail rides, horse-drawn carriages, pony rides, hayrides, birthday parties, fresh produce, weddings on the farm, and a bed & breakfast. (www.fairwindsstables.com.) Fairwinds Farm has been named a 2015 Horse Discovery Center, 2011 Cecil County Tourism Business of the Year and 2009 Outstanding Farm Operation, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on Good Morning America. JoAnn works as an animal wrangler for film and TV, and as a Screen Actors Guild member has held principal acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved. She is the author of the award-winning Lucky Foot Stable series for ages 8-12 and appears at schools and book signings with her pony, Butterscotch. She is an appointee to the MD Equine Advisory Committee, a MD Farm Bureau member, a LEAD Maryland fellow, a board member of Cecil County EDC and Tourism Committee, and a 4-h leader, and gives inspirational speeches to middle and high school groups. JoAnn is the mother of two sons, Zach and Nick, and teaches both Equine Science and Acting Methods at Cecil College in North East. JoAnn S. Dawson JoAnn Dawson has been a full time stable owner since 1983. She and her husband Ted currently own and operate Fairwinds Farm & Stables in North East, MD, offering riding lessons, summer camp, trail rides, horse-drawn carriages, pony rides, hayrides, birthday parties, fresh produce, weddings on the farm, and a bed & breakfast. (www.fairwindsstables.com.) Fairwinds Farm has been named a 2015 Horse Discovery Center, 2011 Cecil County Tourism Business of the Year and 2009 Outstanding Farm Operation, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on Good Morning America. JoAnn works as an animal wrangler for film and TV, and as a Screen Actors Guild member has held principal acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved. She is the author of the award-winning Lucky Foot Stable series for ages 8-12 and appears at schools and book signings with her pony, Butterscotch. She is an appointee to the MD Equine Advisory Committee, a MD Farm Bureau member, a LEAD Maryland fellow, a board member of Cecil County EDC and Tourism Committee, and a 4-h leader, and gives inspirational speeches to middle and high school groups. JoAnn is the mother of two sons, Zach and Nick, and teaches both Equine Science and Acting Methods at Cecil College in North East. JoAnn S. Dawson JoAnn Dawson has been a full time stable owner since 1983. She and her husband Ted currently own and operate Fairwinds Farm & Stables in North East, MD, offering riding lessons, summer camp, trail rides, horse-drawn carriages, pony rides, hayrides, birthday parties, fresh produce, weddings on the farm, and a bed & breakfast. (www.fairwindsstables.com.) Fairwinds Farm has been named a 2015 Horse Discovery Center, 2011 Cecil County Tourism Business of the Year and 2009 Outstanding Farm Operation, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on Good Morning America. JoAnn works as an animal wrangler for film and TV, and as a Screen Actors Guild member has held principal acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved. She is the author of the award-winning Lucky Foot Stable series for ages 8-12 and appears at schools and book signings with her pony, Butterscotch. She is an appointee to the MD Equine Advisory Committee, a MD Farm Bureau member, a LEAD Maryland fellow, a board member of Cecil County EDC and Tourism Committee, and a 4-h leader, and gives inspirational speeches to middle and high school groups. JoAnn is the mother of two sons, Zach and Nick, and teaches both Equine Science and Acting Methods at Cecil College in North East.
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Bed, Breakfast & Beyond
Twenty Years of Kooky Guests, Gentle Ghosts, And Horses in Between
by JoAnn S. Dawson

Overview


A humorous memoir recounting experiences over twenty years of operating a B&B on a working horse farm in Maryland while raising two rowdy boys.
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Description


From the award winning author of the Lucky Foot Stable series, a memoir for all those who have ever dreamed of operating a B&B. This book will set you straight! BED, BREAKFAST & BEYOND is set at Fairwinds Farm, a 52 acre riding stable nestled in Maryland horse country. In September of 1998, Ted and JoAnn Dawson purchased the property to fulfill their lifelong dream of owning a bed & breakfast. Little did they know what they were getting themselves into! Restoring a filthy, dilapidated, nearly condemned Victorian house to a charming and welcoming country inn while raising two rowdy young boys was only the first of their challenges. Dealing with shady former owners, a string of ghostly events, and a wide variety of colorful guests opened their eyes to a whole new world. With the fortitude and life lessons born of years on a dairy farm, the rare good fortune of choosing the perfect partner in life, and a boatload of humor thrown in to preserve their sanity, they have managed to keep Fairwinds Farm B&B running for nearly twenty years, fifteen years longer than the average B&B in the U.S. JoAnn S. Dawson is an author, actress, college professor, and animal wrangler for film and TV when she has time away from the B&B. Her Lucky Foot Stable series has won numerous awards and she visits schools with her pony Butterscotch to promote reading and writing whenever she can.
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Overview


A humorous memoir recounting experiences over twenty years of operating a B&B on a working horse farm in Maryland while raising two rowdy boys.

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Description


From the award winning author of the Lucky Foot Stable series, a memoir for all those who have ever dreamed of operating a B&B. This book will set you straight! BED, BREAKFAST & BEYOND is set at Fairwinds Farm, a 52 acre riding stable nestled in Maryland horse country. In September of 1998, Ted and JoAnn Dawson purchased the property to fulfill their lifelong dream of owning a bed & breakfast. Little did they know what they were getting themselves into! Restoring a filthy, dilapidated, nearly condemned Victorian house to a charming and welcoming country inn while raising two rowdy young boys was only the first of their challenges. Dealing with shady former owners, a string of ghostly events, and a wide variety of colorful guests opened their eyes to a whole new world. With the fortitude and life lessons born of years on a dairy farm, the rare good fortune of choosing the perfect partner in life, and a boatload of humor thrown in to preserve their sanity, they have managed to keep Fairwinds Farm B&B running for nearly twenty years, fifteen years longer than the average B&B in the U.S. JoAnn S. Dawson is an author, actress, college professor, and animal wrangler for film and TV when she has time away from the B&B. Her Lucky Foot Stable series has won numerous awards and she visits schools with her pony Butterscotch to promote reading and writing whenever she can.

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Book details

Genre:HUMOR

Subgenre:Topic / Business & Professional

Language:English

Pages:244

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781543900170


Overview


A humorous memoir recounting experiences over twenty years of operating a B&B on a working horse farm in Maryland while raising two rowdy boys.

Read more

Description


From the award winning author of the Lucky Foot Stable series, a memoir for all those who have ever dreamed of operating a B&B. This book will set you straight! BED, BREAKFAST & BEYOND is set at Fairwinds Farm, a 52 acre riding stable nestled in Maryland horse country. In September of 1998, Ted and JoAnn Dawson purchased the property to fulfill their lifelong dream of owning a bed & breakfast. Little did they know what they were getting themselves into! Restoring a filthy, dilapidated, nearly condemned Victorian house to a charming and welcoming country inn while raising two rowdy young boys was only the first of their challenges. Dealing with shady former owners, a string of ghostly events, and a wide variety of colorful guests opened their eyes to a whole new world. With the fortitude and life lessons born of years on a dairy farm, the rare good fortune of choosing the perfect partner in life, and a boatload of humor thrown in to preserve their sanity, they have managed to keep Fairwinds Farm B&B running for nearly twenty years, fifteen years longer than the average B&B in the U.S. JoAnn S. Dawson is an author, actress, college professor, and animal wrangler for film and TV when she has time away from the B&B. Her Lucky Foot Stable series has won numerous awards and she visits schools with her pony Butterscotch to promote reading and writing whenever she can.

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About the author


JoAnn S. Dawson JoAnn Dawson has been a full time stable owner since 1983. She and her husband Ted currently own and operate Fairwinds Farm & Stables in North East, MD, offering riding lessons, summer camp, trail rides, horse-drawn carriages, pony rides, hayrides, birthday parties, fresh produce, weddings on the farm, and a bed & breakfast. (www.fairwindsstables.com.) Fairwinds Farm has been named a 2015 Horse Discovery Center, 2011 Cecil County Tourism Business of the Year and 2009 Outstanding Farm Operation, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on Good Morning America. JoAnn works as an animal wrangler for film and TV, and as a Screen Actors Guild member has held principal acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved. She is the author of the award-winning Lucky Foot Stable series for ages 8-12 and appears at schools and book signings with her pony, Butterscotch. She is an appointee to the MD Equine Advisory Committee, a MD Farm Bureau member, a LEAD Maryland fellow, a board member of Cecil County EDC and Tourism Committee, and a 4-h leader, and gives inspirational speeches to middle and high school groups. JoAnn is the mother of two sons, Zach and Nick, and teaches both Equine Science and Acting Methods at Cecil College in North East. JoAnn S. Dawson JoAnn Dawson has been a full time stable owner since 1983. She and her husband Ted currently own and operate Fairwinds Farm & Stables in North East, MD, offering riding lessons, summer camp, trail rides, horse-drawn carriages, pony rides, hayrides, birthday parties, fresh produce, weddings on the farm, and a bed & breakfast. (www.fairwindsstables.com.) Fairwinds Farm has been named a 2015 Horse Discovery Center, 2011 Cecil County Tourism Business of the Year and 2009 Outstanding Farm Operation, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on Good Morning America. JoAnn works as an animal wrangler for film and TV, and as a Screen Actors Guild member has held principal acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved. She is the author of the award-winning Lucky Foot Stable series for ages 8-12 and appears at schools and book signings with her pony, Butterscotch. She is an appointee to the MD Equine Advisory Committee, a MD Farm Bureau member, a LEAD Maryland fellow, a board member of Cecil County EDC and Tourism Committee, and a 4-h leader, and gives inspirational speeches to middle and high school groups. JoAnn is the mother of two sons, Zach and Nick, and teaches both Equine Science and Acting Methods at Cecil College in North East. JoAnn S. Dawson JoAnn Dawson has been a full time stable owner since 1983. She and her husband Ted currently own and operate Fairwinds Farm & Stables in North East, MD, offering riding lessons, summer camp, trail rides, horse-drawn carriages, pony rides, hayrides, birthday parties, fresh produce, weddings on the farm, and a bed & breakfast. (www.fairwindsstables.com.) Fairwinds Farm has been named a 2015 Horse Discovery Center, 2011 Cecil County Tourism Business of the Year and 2009 Outstanding Farm Operation, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on Good Morning America. JoAnn works as an animal wrangler for film and TV, and as a Screen Actors Guild member has held principal acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey’s Beloved. She is the author of the award-winning Lucky Foot Stable series for ages 8-12 and appears at schools and book signings with her pony, Butterscotch. She is an appointee to the MD Equine Advisory Committee, a MD Farm Bureau member, a LEAD Maryland fellow, a board member of Cecil County EDC and Tourism Committee, and a 4-h leader, and gives inspirational speeches to middle and high school groups. JoAnn is the mother of two sons, Zach and Nick, and teaches both Equine Science and Acting Methods at Cecil College in North East.

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