Speedwell Forge has a long and rich history. Today it is the finest Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County, PA.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2006

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, and resistant […]

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THURSDAY, JUNE 08, 2006

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 has 24. (Chester County, […]

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TUESDAY, JUNE 06, 2006

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 threw […]

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MONDAY, JUNE 05, 2006

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 fertilizer […]

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