Saturday Evening Concert - July 26th
(Black Horse Motel with wine and cheese tasting)
July 26th and 27th- House Tours and Farm Tours (Blacksmith demonstrations on Sunday only)
See our horses, ox, cow, geese, pigs, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, turkeys and sheep!
We also have a 5 week old calf and a new long horned dorset ram.
Since 1974 the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation has given visitors a glimpse of 18th century Pennsylvania farm life through group programming, weekend activities and outreach opportunities. Attention to detail and authenticity are the hallmarks of Plantation programs from formal tours and hands-on workshops to the “living history” approach seen by weekend visitors. Visiting the Plantation is an educational experience that is unique and unforgettable.
The Plantation is open to the general public on weekends and to groups by prior arrangements. Because the Plantation is a working farm with authentically restored unheated buildings, it is open from April into early December. Outreach programs are available year round. To plan your visit or outreach and discover more about the Plantation, use the links to the left of this page.
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, July 26th
Summer Concert featuring Black Horse Motel
Animals - Delilah is expecting! Calf due June 2014. Three lambs born this year. Guinea Fowl have returned. Baby chicks (Dominque and Silver Dorking), baby turkeys (Narragansett and Red Bourbon) and ducks (Swedish) are doing well.
Video of Spring Lamb
Field Crops - Click here for video of wheat harvest. We also have demonstration-sized patches of flax, tobacco, buckwheat, and broom corn that are growing in the crop field. The upper part of the crop field was plowed this week with help from the people at Howell Farm. We have been "making hay" with a scythe in the west pasture.
Haymaking Article - learn about the history of haymaking in Colonial Pennsylvania.
Kitchen Garden - Onions and lettuce are growing, radishes are being harvested, hops climbing, salsify, peppers and potatoes are in the ground. Peas are ready for harvest. First harvest of broccoli has been cut. The demonstration plot of rye was harvested on July 7th.
Orchard - We lost two apple trees over the winter. They were most likely killed by girdling (mice/voles). The other trees have all leafed out and have set a small amount of fruit.
Textile - Barn loom is set to make linsey woolsey. Linsey woolsey
has a linen warp and a woolen weft.
Wool from our sheep has been spun and plyed.
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