On my trip to Missouri, we also visited Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
in Mansfield, Missouri. For a tiny town, Mansfield has two interesting places to visit--Baker Creek and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home
. I would have liked to stay at both places longer than I was able to, but I am thankful I visited. Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of my favorite authors; I love her books so much that I recently read "The Long Winter" for my own entertainment and found it as fascinating as I did as a child. If your only experience with "Laura" is from the TV show, I invite you to read her books
Baker Creek is a quirky reproduction Ozark pioneer village. The storekeeper said the gardens have been deluged by rain this summer, and that they weren't as nice as usual, but I enjoyed them. These pictures are courtesy of my father, Keith Haynes, who provided them for me after I lost my iPhone/camera (yikes!) when it fell off the roof of the car near the Ohio River in Indiana when we stopped, and I didn't realize it until we were in Kentucky.
I took some lovely pictures of the gardens at the Laura Ingalls Wilder home which were planted with seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, but they are lost.