The Carter Settlement

Mission Statement 

"The Carter Settlement is a way of life, directly hearkening to the olden days past. My heart's desire is to preserve and enhance the lives of those to come—a well-being voyage with the preserved influences of the 19th century.

The Carter Settlement is a place for folks to visit that are aligned with an inherent entity of self and possess a desire to enhance their wonderful human imagination through visual and physical experiences emphasising those of the past and those that will proceed forth."

Aspirations For The Carter Settlement

The countryside farm will have accurately designed victorian cottages placed about the land. The Carter Settlement will be a working farm with sheep, rabbits, chickens, flowering plants, vegetable gardens, beekeeping and many more. Upon visiting The Carter Settlement, folks will learn self-sufficiency. There will be yearly social gatherings where folks can attend tours and participate in small workshops to learn how the Victorians lived, become educated on the movement of agriculture inventions and the many traditional customs common in the 19th century.

We will have our bread making and beeswax {from our very own bees} candle making classes at Scarlette Rose Cottage. Including how to bake sourdough bread, create bread starters, bake Henny Penny buttermilk biscuits, and cook from beginning to end on a woodburning cookstove. By attending a small workshop called Sybrena Ewe's Sewing, girls' will learn victorian sewing, smocking, quilting and embroidery skills. There will also be a Mrs Nevermore Raven's Penmanship Writing Class. 

After the gatherings and workshops, they'll be a time you might delight in a visit to our little mercantile. The Mercantile shoppe is where you may purchase world-renown childrens author and illustrator Mrs Raquel Carter's published storybooks. You can also collect fibre storybook characters {made by the wool of the Florida Cracker sheep at the farm}, tea sets, mermaid victorian household products, clothing, accoutrements {for the lifestyle of a landlocked mermaid}, planner/agenda systems and logbooks if you'd like. These are to name a few.

You'll thoroughly delight with a cup of tea and scrumptious savouries & confections at MerryMaid Scarlette Rose's Bakery and Tea Cottage. Or an excursion into Mr Sir Barbaric's Seaweed Garden is sure to entangle your senses.

Leaving A Legacy

My desire is for this foundation to leave a legacy for centuries to come. I want to donate The Carter Settlement 501{c}{3} to the Preservation Conservancy of The State of Florida after my passing, in the expectancy to continue my bequest.

The Carter Settlement appreciates all monetary donations and gift in kinds. If you donate to The Carter Settlement®© and would like a tax deduction {EIN} purposes, please feel free to email:, and we will send you the correct documents.

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