Local Field Trip: Wick House & Garden at Jockey Hollow

There is a very neat bit of history in the nearby area of Morristown, New Jersey. Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the sites of General Washington and the Continental Army’s winter encampment of December 1779, where they survived through what would be the coldest winter on record. The Wick House (built in the 1740s) served as officers quarters during each of the Continental Army’s encampments in Morristown.

My favorite part of the park is the Wick House Kitchen Garden – the garden is set up to recreate a kitchen garden during the American Revolution. The plants are labeled with what their traditional use would have been, with notes on some letting you know they aren’t actually effective.


Wick House…built in the 1740s


Kitchen Garden

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DIY Flower Crown with Real Flowers


This is something I’ve been wanting to try for ages and I’m so glad I did! This project is so simple and fun, but looks fancy and complicated. If you’re not into flower crowns this can easily double as a floral wreath. Only a few supplies are needed:

  • Floral tape
  • Floral paddle wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Flowers of your choice

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