The tiny hamlet of Broken Bough squats southeast of New Cardiff, where the Old Road crosses the highway. Three buildings comprise the “town” of Broken Bough: a wooden public house, which keeps three rooms for rent on its second floor, a combination drygoods store and fuel stop, and a tidy, wooden church building with a small adjoining parsonage. Only a hundred or so people—most of them farmers—call Broken Bough home.