Posted 2 years ago
Here are some pictures of my grandparents' (possibly great grandparents) barn. In the black and white picture is my mom as a little girl, playing with the chickens. Her older brothers are in the background. The barn has completely built by hand. The lower walls are made of flat, field stone, all placed perfectly. All of the beams were cut by hand. There's another picture of how it looks today. The majority of it was torn down many years ago when it became unstable. I remember playing in that barn (before it was torn down) as a little kid. Talk about a great place to play. My mom has had several people come to look at the barn when she was thinking about having the rest of it torn down. They were all coming to look at those huge beams. She was told that if they were made out of wormy chestnut that she'd be sitting on a small fortune. Unfortunately, they're not. She's decided not to tear it down just yet now.