Non garden related posting.
Amish communities and the people in Ohio now out number those of Pennsylvania.
In the rural community of Bainbridge, Ohio in Ross county along state route 41 lies a small Amish community that many may not know about.
My daughter and I went there last weekend before the ice storm hit us and we were not expecting all of the quaint gems that we would find on our visit to Bainbridge.
We had to take a number and get in line behind the local deputy sheriff to buy our purchases.
There are counters of doughnuts, brownies, breads, cakes and cookies. The bakery is run by giant generators and the lights run on gas.
In the town of Bainbridge their is Margie’s Craft Store. We checked on the store twice since the opening hours were 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. but it was not open either time. It was loaded with crafts and I would have loved to get one of the snowmen. Margie you missed a sale girl!
In Bainbridge is the Museum of Dentistry. The small house in Bainbridge holds the honor of the first school for dentistry in the state of Ohio.
On Main street in Bainbridge is “The Lloyd Company”. The owner told me that it was a third generation family owned store.
The Lloyd Company has four large rooms filled with…
Seasonal floral, crafts and accessories.
We were glad that we had run across these unexpected stores filled with charm and history on our way to the Amish community outside of Bainbridge.
Also nearby are the Sepia Indian mounds and Paint Creek state park and there are several lakes in the area.
so make plans to visit these rural gems this summer or on your way through on route 50.
They also hold the Festival of Leaves in October when the hills should be beautiful dressed in their autumn splendor.
Also in Bainbridge is the “Trading Post'” antique shop which was also closed so a summer visit back to Bainbridge is in store for us for an all day visit.
Since I took loads of pictures I will save the rest for part 2 in another posting.
Though this is not a garden related posting….