A week ago we returned from our trip to visit my husband’s mother in Missouri. We had a great time and saw a whole lot of things!
We met them first in Branson and spent time in their time share. While we were there we saw The Titanic Museum, a singing group SIX, and Brulee ~ a Native American Rock Opera. It was all really cool. The kids loved it!
The next stop on our trip was in Mansfield, Missouri, where we visited Bakersville ~ home of Bakers Creek Heirloom Seed Co. It was AWESOME! I buy a lot of seeds from them and it was so cool to see where they grow, harvest and pack the seeds. The owner of Bakers Creek Seed Co. created an old Pioneer town on his property where they have a monthly festival that we were able to go to.
Here are some pictures from their place…
I bought some fresh roasted chilies and we later made White Chili when we got back to my mother-in-law’s. It was delicious!
Everyone was so friendly…just about every shop in town was stocked where you could purchase anything from fresh produce, baked goods, herbs and much more.
We were thoroughly entertained from saloon-style piano playing to fantastic bluegrass.
I bought handmade fresh goat cheese from this sweet lady ~ cheddar, hot pepper and bleu.
The kids had a great time seeing all the animals on the farm.
I couldn’t pass up the seed store. They have over 1400 varieties of heirloom seeds from all over the world! You can find just about anything at this store or in one of their catalogs.
Here are the boys on the front porch of the seed store.
From there we made our way a few miles to the Historic Laura Ingall’s Wilder Homestead.
We have been reading the 9-book Little House series to the kids in the evenings, so this was a great opportunity to see some real pictures and places we’ve been reading about.
We got a little R&R at Meemaw & Peepaw’s, watchin’ the wildlife, catchin’ frogs, shootin’ BB guns, roastin’ marshmallows over the fire, and playin’ 42 and checkers.
They took us to the beautiful Maramec Spring Park and Iron Works which is privately owned and open to the public. This park also houses a fish hatchery, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
After making our way through the spring area, we walked over to the playground and let the kids unwind!
Quinton and his mom got to share some quality time together doing what they do best…enjoying and investigating nature.
At the end of that long day, I caught the boys doing what they do best…wedgies!
Thank you Meemaw & Peepaw for a wonderful vacation!!!
We love you!