Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast

238 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Innkeeper(s): Don & Ruth Harnish

Bridge Bust, Columbia, PA – October 3, 2015 1 Oct 2015, 4:16 am

The 27th Annual Bridge Bust will be held this Saturday, October 3 from 8 AM to 4 PM. This unique event is when the Rt 462 Veterans Memorial Bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville (Lancaster and York County) is closed to traffic. The 1.25 mile long bridge is filled with over 300 vendors offering antiques, food, art, crafts, and other unique gifts.   There is free parking and shuttle service

Experience the Beauty in the Gardens at Longwood Gardens 24 Sep 2015, 6:00 am

Longwood Gardens is located about 45 minutes from our Bed and Breakfast.  This display of horticulture, fountains, woodlands, and nature is a way to explore one of the world’s great gardens – from their 4 acre Conservatory to the outdoor gardens totaling over 1,000 acres! The gardens were founded and created by Pierre S DuPont in the 19th century and there is so much history to experience

Special Community Auction - September 19, 2015 17 Sep 2015, 9:21 am

One of the blessings of living in Lancaster County is the sense of community. This Saturday will mark a special auction held every year to benefit the work of The Clinic for Special Children. According to their website:  "The Clinic for Special Children was established in 1989 as a non-profit medical service for Amish and Mennonite children. The clinic’s mission is to provide comprehensive

Never Forget 11 Sep 2015, 8:26 am

Country Music Singer and Songwriter, Darryl Worley, paid tribute with this song "Have You Forgotten?" to those that died on that fateful day in September 2001.  I remember clearly where I was that morning.  At the time I was working for a local hospitality company and we were excited about the upcoming grand opening of the newest hotel being built.  I was in one of the hotel rooms that morning

Fair Season in Lancaster County 3 Sep 2015, 4:13 am

Lancaster County is well known for its farming heritage.  Many of the local fairs that the county hosts feature livestock, homegrown vegetables and farm-related exhibits.  Typically held in the Fall months, these fairs are wonderful times of community and social events.  Lancaster County has the most fairs in the state with seven fairs.  Here are the fairs listed with some special events of each

Labor Day Community Events in Lancaster 26 Aug 2015, 5:44 am

There are many options to consider as you travel to Lancaster, PA but for those visiting on September 5-7, options include a benefit auction and a large craft show. Hospice & Community Care will hold their Annual Labor Day Auction on Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7th at the Lampeter Community Fairgrounds.    According to their website, “The Labor Day Auction is Hospice & Community

Canning Applesauce - Passing on the Tradition 14 Aug 2015, 7:56 am

Each time there is an opportunity to pass on a tradition and teach the next generation the many "how to" items, I cherish the time.  Such a time came this week when my youngest daughter and I decided to make applesauce.  A trip to our local orchard, Kauffman Fruit Farm, provided us the apples we needed. This year we chose a combination of Ginger Gold, Summer Rambo, and few Earligold.  I like

Afternoon Trip for Ice Cream 6 Aug 2015, 11:39 am

When you grow up in Lancaster and have lived here most of your life, it is easy to overlook or not take advantage of some of the wonderful treasures we have here.  Today it was decided to take a 15 minute drive from the Bed and Breakfast through the beautiful farmlands to a local farm where they make home made ice cream.   My daughter and I drove down Route 340 through the quaint towns of

Corn coming out your "ears"? 30 Jul 2015, 3:40 pm

CORN – enough to last for a year!! July is here and that means corn on the cob!!  However, you can enjoy fresh corn all year long by freezing it – in a few simple steps. 1.     Cut corn off cob and scrape off the juicy bottom part (that’s where the fresh taste comes from.) 2.   Put cut corn in a kettle and add enough water along with the juice from the creamed corn so that it will not stick

Inspiring Gardens from Monticello 24 Jul 2015, 4:00 am

Recently I had the opportunity to tour the home and grounds of our third President, Thomas Jefferson, at Monticello in Virginia. Monticello was a plantation of 5,000 acres and Jefferson experimented with many plants, trees, flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables. Jefferson designed and planted his oval shaped flower beds in 1808 around the four corners of his house.  He loved the informal style of

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