Job Posting: Historic Educators Needed
Animals - 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. Delilah gave birth in June to Sable who is a 1/4 milking shorthorn, 1/4 holstein and 1/2 jersey calf.
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.
Tobacco at the Plantation
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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