On any given day you can be entertained by simply taking a drive through Amish country and observe signs around you. I am a native of Lancaster County and must admit, I am fascinated and entertained as well.
All of these places are about 10-20 minutes from Rocky Springs B&B and I’ll be happy to point you in the right direction when you spend a night or two.
From Shoo-fly pie to horse shoeing, or a handmade sign that an 8 year old made all by himself trying to sell bunnies, you are bound to find something that you just have to see or take home with you.
Cold homemade rootbeer or “meadow tea” which is any mint that happens to grow in your garden , Spearmint being the preferred choice, are always present at a picnic, when working in the fields or simply for a refreshing drink. Did you know that Lancaster County is the home of the original whoopie pie? The chocolate whoopie pie with vanilla center is the original, however, there are many different versions, from oatmeal to red velvet , pumpkin or even mint. Delicious, any way you try them. Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop is the best place to buy them anywhere around.
My Grandpa had a broom making machine and we would often watch him working in his shop. Once we raised broom corn in our garden and he made brooms for us. A hands-on lesson right in our own backyard. Can’t remember if it worked to make more enthusiastic sweepers out of us, though.
Many a parking lot has a hitching rail for horse and buggy parking at the grocery store, the bank, WalMart and even McDonalds.
There you have a small taste of what’s happening in the backroads of this place we call home. Stay tuned for more signs to come.
See you at Rocky Springs B&B soon.