Photos of Penn Farm, New Castle, Delaware: A Historic Trust

Penn Farm- Kids Planting crops

Penn Farm- kids planting crops

Last summer we spent the day at Penn Farm and I had a great time capturing shots of the children and old historic farm buildings.  Of course, the photos sat on my computer and by the time I thought of posting them summer had passed and it just didn’t feel right.  The wonderful thing about summer is it comes back every year, so here they are!
For a bit of background, Penn Farm is located in New Castle, Delaware and all of New Castle is part of a trust started by none other than William Penn himself.  He gave the land to be used for the good of the commons and parts of it have been farmed ever since.  Delaware Greenways is the current tenant and they are involved with community engagement programs along with helping farming enterprises.   The mission of Penn Farm is Cultivating Awareness. Connecting Communities: A Farm for Our Times.  The Penn Farm website is here. 

corn fields on Penn Farm

corn fields

cute orange wheelbarrow

learning about where food comes from

Penn Farm Wheelbarrow

love the orange wheelbarrow

tractor on the farm

tractor

tractor resting under the tree

tractor resting under the tree

pulling wheat the old fashioned way

pulling wheat the old fashioned way

hard work!

hard work!

the kids are having fun

the kids are having fun

filming the children in the barn

filming the children thrashing wheat in the barn

View of cornfields from the barn

view of cornfields from the barn

Penn's Farm Farmhouse

Penn Farm Farmhouse

child's boot found in wall of old farm house

child’s boot found in wall of old farmhouse

fireplace inside the old farmhouse- ready for renovation

fireplace inside the old farmhouse- ready for renovation

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