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Posted 4 years ago


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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.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Oh I just love the one with her and the chickens ! That is a treasure and would make for a great picture . Thanks for sharing . It made me smile and remember my days on farm ! :-))
  2. jonima jonima, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love, folks! Yeah, Manikin, I miss "back home." I started working on the potato farms up there when I was 9 years old, picking potatoes by hand and putting them in bushel baskets, making 10 cents per bushel. Apparently child labor laws didn't apply back then. :-)
  3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    No we worked and did not complain and I actually am glad we did and did not sit in front of video games . I have great memories of the farming . I really loved the chickens and still want one buy live in city now . That photo just struck me as a priceless picture . I have one posted of my Grandmother as a young girl with the ducks or geese I will find that post . To show you :-)
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    No - if you were a farm kid you worked as soon as you could. I walked beans and detasseled corn for $$ as a kid. That was MY money. The regular chores around the farm didn't pay as well. But, I agree - loved it. Thanks for the memories Jonima and Mani!
  5. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Just love the expression on her vase...and the inside photos of that building, those lovely beams and stone work!...:-)
  6. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    @ LOL inky you have been around your vases to much :-) I think you meant face . That was a priceless typo because of your love of glassware . I think she has such a content carefree expression and happy . Love and Hugs xoxo
  7. jonima jonima, 4 years ago
    She's 77 now and still pretty spry. Must've been all the hard farm work. She and my oldest sister just left this morning after visiting with us for a couple days.
  8. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Goodness!!...yes! I did mean face..sorry!!..and I will go with your explanation Manikin...:-)))))))
  9. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    I think farm work and keeping active will keep you spry and young jomima :-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    inky that put a smile on my face or( vase) but not for your beautiful collection of vases it would not have been such a appropriate typo for you :-) xoxo
  11. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    I also marvel at the building skills for you barn , just amazing and I am sure was a lot of work to get each rock just right .

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