A new feature in the garden this year was our rope hops walls. These large structures were created to support 12 new hops plants, which in the future will be Read More
Curioisities in Pennsbury Manor’s Garden
We have many vegetables and herbs growing in the Kitchen Garden that we still grow and use today, but what about the ones we don’t? For the adventurous visitor who Read More
Pennsbury Manor’s Summer Harvest
It’s been a great summer for our garden here at Pennsbury Manor! Because of all the rain, our summer harvest is growing quickly and will need to be harvested in the Read More
German Cooking: Not the “Wurst” Food in the Colony!
During the 17th Century, what we know as Germany was a hodgepodge of different states disputing everything from religion to politics. With religious persecution and destruction brought about by The Thirty Read More
Peaches and peppers and squash… oh my!
“The gardiner is brisk at work. The Peach-Trees are much broken down with the weight of Fruit this Year.” William Penn’s steward James Harrison reported this good news in October Read More
The Country Life: It’s Harvest Time… Right?
When many people think of the harvest, they think of autumn. But another important time for gathering crops, not to be forgotten, takes place in the heat of the summer! Read More
William’s World: To Butter and Beyond
Just as in the time of William Penn, the work was never done, and so too do we find our fourth post in regards to Dairying! Our first posts covered the Read More
The Country Life: Growing our Clothes
As the summer heat drags on, we turn our focus to an important crop we’ve been growing in the Kitchen Garden: flax. This reed-like plant has been used for thousands Read More
William’s World: We’re So Cheesy
We’ve recently been discussing just how important dairying was, first as a career for the idyllic milkmaids and as a country business that was transported into towns (resulting in a more convenient, but poorer Read More
William’s World: Hi-Ho the Dairy-O!
“My cow is a commonwealth to me… for she allows myself, my wife and son for to banquet ourselves withal.” ~ Food in Early Modern England A while back, we posted Read More