Friday, June 27, 2014

Only in Bucks County: Patterson Farm

There is a 230 acre farm here in Yardley that for lack of better words, is semi-abandoned. It is said that it boasts some of the best soil conditions not just in Bucks County, but in all of Pennsylvania. Currently, 180 acres are being used for farming. Otherwise, the barns and buildings have been sitting neglected since 2006! The combination of it being somewhat utilized, but in other respects abandoned, makes for a mysterious backdrop for a photo shoot. For me, there is something about an uninhabited building, especially these beautiful barns and farmhouses, that stirs my imagination and intrigues.
Each time I visit Patterson Farm I am drawn to its history and feel a connection to the people who lived there in an earlier time.
These are some shots I've taken at Patterson Farm over the past few months:


Satterthwaite Barn.

The original 2 Bedrooms of Satterthwaite House date back to at least 1759.
I'm not one to share my view often when it comes to politics or issues that are highly debatable, but I have chosen a stance on this one, and believe me, there was a lot of research and reading to do.
To me, it is a not only a shame, but also an embarrasment to the township that these well-built and very necessary barns and structures are being left to decay!


It's history and it's magical.
It's magical history.
"The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on."
~Thomas Jefferson


  1. I LOVED this.! A common site in Illinois sad. Barns are disappearing at an alarming rate. Too costly to repair so they are replaced by metal buildings with no character. I agree with your point of view. I would have been be a good farmer's wife.

  2. The photos are absolutely awe-inspiring!
    I just love the Satterthwaite House!
    This is definitely something wonderful to fight for and protect!
    Start a petition to save Patterson Farm, and get as many signatures as you can. Present the petitions to the township. You never know, your connection may be stronger than you realize.

  3. You are very talented!