This is one of my favorite spots to visit. The historic Tunis-Ellicks House is a c. 1800 farmhouse preserved by the Harding Township Historical Society.
It is about 20 minutes from my home, and houses a museum of early American life, as well as archives pertaining to the history of the surrounding area.
There is a charming "parlor garden" filled with flowers and herbs that would have been used by a nineteenth-century family, and surrounded by a picket fence. Espaliered apple trees are planted near the stone chimney.
There is also a historic 19th century "tramp house," pictured below.
The Tunis-Ellicks House is a wonderful example of New Jersey history, and a great place to slow down and contemplate life in an earlier time.
Thank you all for entering my giveaway. I will use a random number generator to draw the winner later today, and announce in tomorrow's post. Good luck to everyone who entered, and thanks again for your votes in the photo contest.
If you have not had a chance to vote yet, the contest is open till August 31st. :) Many thanks!