Forefather Farm: We Restored a Pennsylvania German Farmstead

Forefather Farm: We Restored a Pennsylvania German Farmstead

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In 1982, the author and her husband bought an abandoned farmstead, complete with seven outbuildings, in Bucks County, PA. They spent the next thirty years researching, restoring, and preserving the farm in an ambitious do-it-yourself project that earned placement on the National Register of Historic Places. This book details their adventures, reflecting the sense of humor that has sustained them through the challenges as they maintained the exterior integrity of all the buildings, and adapted the interiors to 21st century living with minimal compromise to the original structures. Their project included preserving the surrounding fifteen acres of habitat, and working for the preservation of the natural and historic resources of the entire rural township. Paperback. The History Press/Arcadia, 2016. 176 pages.