Check out the broom selection.  I love it, but how useful is the old-school broom?


This broom may, or may not, sweep up Cheerios underfoot.  


Axes and mauls

The store is pretty typical if you are used to shopping at a Lowe’s or Home Depot.  If you are used to shopping at Menards, this is not the place for you.  Here, at Coop Bau + Hobby, everything is laid out in a precise and orderly Swiss fashion — and you can’t find an aisle filled with old candy and beef jerky.

But you will find:

ImageRemote controlled lawnmowers


A nice selection of bicycles (anywhere from $200 to only $7,000!)


A pretty decent liquor and wine selection with INDIAN TONIC WATER!  🙂





And, in the garden center, you will find everything you need to grow your own lemon tree or olive grove!

8 thoughts on “

  1. Those “witchy” brooms are used by the public works department in Bern for sweeping the sidewalks! Also saw them being used by many landscape workers there. (Really enjoying your blog–our daughter lives in Bern and just had her first baby).

    • Thank you, Thuja! Of course, now that you mentioned it I did see a public works truck with those same brooms. And CONGRATULATIONS to you on your new grand-daughter!

  2. Yay!!! you’re live! 🙂 I love, love, love this. And will read every post. Had to comment here that, if I show C this post, P will be getting an international order for a remote controlled lawn-mower. Although, if it came packed in some of that chocolate…

      • Hi McGuires!!!!! Wonderful to see and hear these updates of your new life. i think of you guys often and envy your ability and persistence to move on and up in the musical world. I am hanging on to threads of hope these days, and hope some day this will all be a distant nightmare never to be repeated!

        We miss you!

      • We miss you too! The word heartbroken is an understatement about how we feel moving away from all of you, our friends and family. We think and hope every day for an end to Michael Henson’s reign of terror. Hugs to you and the girlies!

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