So – why would you come to Lancaster? I mean, what is there to do? I’ve been doing some research – some of the actual attended it myself and had a great time variety and some of the online variety.
In the next couple of weeks there are some really, really fun things happening. Seriously – if you’ve never been to a mud sale – get yourself out here. We’ve now been to 3; Strasburg, Gordonville, and Farmersville. Most likely, your first question is what is a mud sale? Well, typically, the mud sales happen in the Spring (check) when the snow is melting (check) and the fields are full of mud. So, bring your boots and come prepared to get dirty. Next, everything at the mud sale is sold auction style, so when you arrive get your bidder number. Also know that everything sold supports the fire department of the city/town/village that is holding the mud sale. Last – know what you are looking for and what your top bid is before you go in. Everything – and I mean literally everything – is available to be bought (won) at the mud sale.
At the Strasburg sale we managed to pick up an Adirondack chair for the yard and a beautiful swing. Jay also added a bunch of birdhouses to the yard and we’re enjoying watching the birds find them. We also found 2 quilts – a beautiful one for Dahlia’s bed and one for the pull out in Log Cabin.
At the Gordonsville sale we couldn’t get near the quilts if we tried, and we did try. Gordonsville’s sale was HUGE! We managed to stumble into the yard furniture section just as they were finishing and picked up a couple of candy colored chairs and a table for the back yard. There are plans for a fire pit and you need to be able to sit around it. We also picked up some fabulous furniture which has been cleaned and moved into the B&B. Lancaster Rose has a lovely new dresser and the snack station has a new sideboard that has room to house the table linens.
Finally, at the Farmersville sale – I found the quilt of my dreams and hubby won the bid on it. We also bought several quilts, some for the B&B and some for resale. That wasn’t our original intention, but we ended up with many, many beautiful quilts and we don’t need them all. So, if you are staying here and fall in love with the hand quilted quilt on your bed, ask – it might just be for sale.
If you haven’t already figured it out – I had a fabulous time at the mud sales. I’m going to start a list of the things I need in preparation for next years’ sales and be on the look out for that one just right piece that will complete our vision of the B&B and make that perfect blend of comfort and relaxation.
The mud sales aren’t over yet – the Gap Mud Sale is this coming weekend, Friday, March 24th & Saturday, March 25th . And there are sales in early April, May, June, August, September & October, the full list of sales can be seen here. The Gordonville Fall Sale is a another good one for getting a hand-quilted quilt – and it’s not too early to book your room now.
Also happening around town in the near future? Gardenspot is hosting their annual full & half marathon on April 7. If you book a room – let us know if you need drop off and pick up service for the race. We’re happy to provide that to make your race a little bit easier.
That will get us into early April. May will bring the rhubarb festival at Kitchen Kettle Village – but more will be coming about that soon. So – talk to me people, the comments are working – what do you want to know about? Do you want recipes? Do you want to know what inspires me to try a new breakfast? Do you want to see more pictures of the B&B? Or do you just want to know what specials we are offering? Talk back to me – I want to know and I’m looking forward to hearing from you.