Monday, May 22, 2017

Colonial Plantation, Ridley Creek State Park

Our recent Traveling Herb Seminar was an immersion into the 18th Century.  We began our day at The Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park. Maury and Barbara presented a talk on traditional farming techniques of the 18th Century.

This is a working farm so there were a variety of animals for us to visit with.

 We spent some time in the herb and vegetable garden. These hoop houses were made of paper.  The herb garden surrounded the vegetables in the beds that were raised up by a stone wall.  

We toured the grounds and the barns, learning about the life style of this working farm.

The original farm house was abandoned in the 1950's and became a Bicentennial Project to restore.  Fortunately, it was used by tenant farmers so for those many years it was never renovated inside.

 Our morning continued with a tour indoors in the Farmhouse, Springhouse learning about the daily living of the Quakers that built this beautiful farm.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

How I would have loved visiting this farm and Quaker too. Nice!