This is a picture of our old barn.
Some of you will remember the
post I did on this a while back.
It needed a lot of work
but we were up to the task
and planned to restore it
by putting on a new roof
and removing the metal siding
to reveal the beautiful old barn red
It had Dutch doors on both ends
and in the middle was a door going into
a large room that was open
all the way to the ceiling.
There were two perches
up there for barn owls.
The second time we went to
look at the farm before we bought it
hubby walked into that middle
door and a few
seconds later I saw a huge old
barn owl fly out that same door.
Hubby is deaf and so didn't hear
the owl or see it!
Above is a big old raccoon
hiding on one of the perches.
He looks small but believe me
he was HUGE.
I think he was looking forward
to a chicken dinner that evening.
Here's a few of the old barn details.
I loved this old building and working
on this post made me a little sad
as we lost this old beauty
Hubby was burning a brush pile
on the other side of a huge metal building
that we removed the following year.
It was a hot day with a light breeze
and we figure a spark must have
drifted over the metal building
and landed on the barns old wooden
The fire department got it out
before we lost the building but
there must have been a 'hot spot'
that both the fire department and
hubby and I
missed as two days later a wind
set it up in flames again.
This time the fire was too
fast for us and all
the fire department could do
was to keep it from catching our old
chicken coop on fire and the old lean-to.
Thank heavens no animals were lost
and no people were hurt.
I felt bad for the fire fighters as
it was the hottest day so far that summer.
I really miss that old barn.
Now there is a big open space where
the old barn once sat
on it's old stone foundation and
our garden sits on the backside of this
Somehow the old farm lost some of
it charm the day we lost the barn.
It's never felt quite the same.
I'm joining up with Tricia over at
I hope you'll pop on over and check
out all the other beautiful old barns :)