Friday, June 21, 2013

Historic New England's Newburyport houses (3) Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

 I had been to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm a few years ago for a Revolutionary War encampment and battle.   Its a very cool house, the tour was not so good but I realy like the house you can see how it has grown over the years.  The property is know as "the Farm" and given the number of farms that means something.
 The oldest part of the home is done in the style of an English Manor home. 
 Some time latter a more "modern" federalist section was added becasue the owners wife found the older section too cold and dark.
I think this is an original Lightning Rod! The Guide didn't think they had them in the 18th century but set her straight about one of Ben Franklin's most important inventions.
This is the back of home were you can also see the tenant farmers home that was attached to the main farm house and shared the kitchen.

Now the coolest thing about this location is the are running a full animal rescue program.
 A quater horse "Schooner"
 Ariana saying hi to Schooner.

 and 800 lbs pig
 These sheep and are used in scheering, spinning and weeving demos
what a farm with out chickens.

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