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Pot-Bellied Pigs, Gothic Gift Shops, She-Sheds & More

Shelley Bryant

Pot-Bellied Pigs, Gothic Gift Shops, She-Sheds & More

People are fascinating.  I have always had a service job of some sort or another, so I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of diverse folks. After two years of selling our Amish-built storage buildings, I have discovered that one of the most interesting ways to get to know people is to ask them what they are going to use their barn for. Of course, most of the time it is for the typical lawn mower, outdoor tools, tubs of clothes, etc., or it is used for a wood shop.  Some of the time, it is for customers'...


Magic Beans

Shelley Bryant

Magic Beans

THE UN-HIP COFFEE ROASTER: We all know the story of how Jack (Beanstalk Jack) and his mother fell on hard times, and sold their only cow for a few Magic Beans.  Fast forward to 2008 as Bob Grant was struggling due to the slow economy.  Bob did not have a cow to sell, but he did have an idea involving some “magic beans.” Bob has always been the creative type:  a bit of an artist, building and remodeling homes, refinishing furniture, and is even a self-published author.  The Grant family usually supported his ever-changing business ideas, but they were a...


Totality Black & the Search for Eclipse Glasses

Shelley Bryant

Totality Black & the Search for Eclipse Glasses

The past few days have been very interesting ones at Bryant's Country Store.  We have gotten to meet alot of new folks.  Many of these new faces are desperately trying to find eclipse glasses.  So far, we have been able to keep up with the demand.  Hopefully, we will be able to stay in stock for the big day (Aug. 21st).  Anyhow, we have seen some interesting combinations at checkout:   Eclipse Glasses & Hot Pickled Okra Eclipse Glasses & a giant swing set Eclipse Glasses & Frog Jam Eclipse Glasses & Pie (that's very popular) Perhaps the best combo...


I Bought an Amish Store...Part 3: What's for Lunch?

Shelley Bryant

I Bought an Amish Store...Part 3:  What's for Lunch?

I don’t think I’m the only one.  Tell me if I’m wrong.  I believe that LUNCHtime is the highlight of the American worker’s day.    As far back as I can remember, lunch has consistently been a high point each day.  I can remember being in first grade at Vena Stuart Elementary in Gallatin, TN.  Like the other growing children in my class, I was always ready for lunch.  I had a lunchbox that was shaped like a school bus (which I loved) that I toted around while wearing pigtails…Every…Single…Day.  Each day I wondered what my mother had packed for...


I Bought an Amish Store...Part 2: The Grand Opening

Shelley Bryant

I Bought an Amish Store...Part 2:  The Grand Opening

A little part of me still feels like a kid “playing store.”  The other part of me is like, “wow this is a lot of work…I can’t believe I own my own business!”  I can say that I am very excited about the changes that are coming for Bryant’s Country Store (formerly Miller’s Amish Country Store).  We are very busy as we transition into our new name, and as we prepare for the Grand Opening on Saturday, October 22nd!    Our Grand Opening - Open House will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be a great...

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