Sunday, March 22, 2009

Trip to Baker Heirloom Seed Company....

Our trip to Mansfield was really interesting. We went to the Baker Heritage Seed Co. & bought all kinds of seeds for both our veggie & flower gardens. They are not genetically altered & have been packaged without a lot of chemicals on them. the people who own it are true believers in organic gardening & try to run their business with that in mind. They have tons of books on anything about gardening (particularly organic). We found varieties of seeds that we had no idea existed. I can't wait to plant them.

Below is a picture of a group of Amish workers having a lunch break. They were all sitting up on this building when I asked if I could take a picture. They said no but one of them would stand on his hands (but still wasn't suppose to take a picture). I decided if you couldn't see their faces it would be ok. Two of the young guys stood on their heads right at the edge of this building. They were so cute & such showoffs.

They are working on making this place, which sets right out in the middle of nowhere, about 40 miles from Springfield, into a small town. It will eventually not only have the seed store but will also have a gift shop & restaurant. They have monthly events where they have live music & people selling things. It's a really "happenin" place.

This is also very close to the Mary Ingalls Wilder home in Mansfield. It's a great day trip & when they finally have a restaurant open you'll have someplace to eat. Although we heard the Tastee Freeze had a very good hamburger & onion rings.


David said...

That guy standing on his head makes me nervous! Looks like a fun place to visit, though.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I love the sound of the seed place. And the guys on the roof were entertaining, eh? ~Mindy