Speedwell Forge has a long and rich history. Today it is the finest Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County, PA.
American Chestnuts The world is an amazingly small place. Several years ago, I read an article in Nature Conservancy about American chestnut trees. In the 18th century, they accounted for one-quarter of all trees in the Northeast. They grew up to eighty feet straight up, their wood was light, strong, [...]
National Historic Register Brilliant article in the Lancaster New Era today: Mansion at Speedwell Forge makes U.S. register, LancasterOnline.com Some interesting facts about the National Register: In Lancaster County, there are 212 sites (including us) on the National Register. By comparison, York has 92, Berks County has 130, and Lebanon [...]
Grand opening July 23, 2006 - You're invited! I would like to say that Dawn and I drew up a list of everything that still needed to be accomplished, set down a reasonable timetable, built in sufficient contingency, and then selected an opening date. However, we more or less just [...]
Hydroseeding Time was, planting grass over a large area was a tedious chore of spreading fertilizer, then seed, then raking it all in, then watering it all daily. No more. Now a truck backs up to your house and blasts water, seed, and fertilizer out of a firehose. Plus, the [...]