Join me, Angi Kane, filmmaker and co-owner of Jolly's Mill Pond, as I share our journey from Brooklyn's subways to Jolly's Mill Pond's rich habitats.
Built somewhere between 1855 - 1867, the house is a paradox. It has no running water, but it does have electricity and high speed internet. Don't let the wifi fool you, staying in the house is very similar to living in the 1800s. You have to pump water from a hand pump, wash in basins, and stoke the fires to stay warm.
Jolly's really is a time machine, sometimes it feels like the 1850s, at others like the 1950s, and when you are streaming your favorite show at night, like a modern home. These time paradoxes are what make it special.
"The Pond" Novel
In the early 1900s, Robert Murphy spent summers visiting Jolly's Mill Pond. It became the inspiration for his book, "The Pond" which was later developed into a Disney film.
You can buy your copy of "The Pond" by Robert Murphy at The Jolly's Mill Pond Shop