Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast

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

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

USGA Meets Lancaster, PA 17 Jul 2015, 8:08 am

Thanks to the Women's USGA Tournament coming to Lancaster early July, more national and international people are now aware of this treasure we call "home". Lancaster is not only home to the Lancaster Country Club where the Open was played, but is home to many other private and public golf courses. There are a variety of different levels of playing experiences from the beginner to the

How I Convinced My Husband to Love Zucchini! 10 Jul 2015, 9:05 am

Earlier this Spring, my daughter and I planted a small garden with tomato and pepper plants.  We also purchased some "squash" plants from the neighbor boy who grew the plants from seed.  Not sure what type of squash we would produce, we planted them and waited for the results.  We now have both yellow squash and green zucchini in abundant supply from our garden.  Since I love to try new

Fourth of July in Lancaster 1 Jul 2015, 7:29 am

Join the fun in Lancaster County during the July 4th holiday weekend! There are a number of venues for watching fireworks and other activities in the area for you to enjoy.  Below is a brief listing of some of the events for you and your family to participate and see. Friday, July 3 Lititz:  Patriotic Parade at 6:30 PM.  Starts on West Lincoln Avenue and continues to Lititz Springs Park

A Visit to Root's Market 26 Jun 2015, 7:11 am

This past Tuesday my daughter and I traveled to Manheim to experience Root's Country Market.  It had been YEARS since I shopped at Root's, but I thought it would be a fun mother/daughter experience!  Root's Market is only twelve miles from the Bed and Breakfast so it is a great option for purchasing fresh produce, baked goods, meats, flowers, and even craft items. Root's Auction was started in

Flowers in Bloom! 18 Jun 2015, 6:19 pm

Walking around our flower gardens at the Bed and Breakfast is a walk filled with splendor and color. The pink poppies are starting to show their vibrant colors as well as the purple larkspur that have popped up over the gardens.  The lavender plant is putting on its display and nearby the white calla lily in all of its purity and the gorgeous purple lisianthus is starting to bloom.   As

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