Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Barn Part 1

 Our barn.  Isn't it lovely?

Entering on the right side 

you're in the first bay.  Against the back wall what looks like a blackboard is the sign we found.

A second bay was filled with interesting things too like this wash tub.  But notice the ceiling.

The ceiling in these first two bays is the floor of the loft above.  Look how the joists have bark on them.

This door then leads to the next two bays, one of which was finished with drywall and had a propane heater.  That went to junk.  No one wanted it.

That bay also has the steps to the finished loft space,

The last bay has the garden stuff.

By the looks of the floor it may have been an animal stall at some point.

Up the stairs is the finished loft with this small door to access the other loft.

Dan hung the sign here.  This will be our rec room.  A ping pong table arrived on Monday. We will have a solid railing built around the stairwell.

Through the small door to the other loft is where all the shutters were.  Dan had to climb the ladder there to get them down.

Old doors, windows and wood.  I found a chair here that I cleaned up and use.  This is where the 1906 newspaper was found.  We think these things had been stored here for at least 100 years or more.

Notice the floor - two layers.
Dan moved everything out of this loft.

Part 2 coming next.


Tom said... was built with some mighty wide boards!

Anvilcloud said...

It sure is lovely, and I really want to be there with my camera, both outside and inside.

Frugally challenged said...

That looks glorious, Marcia. Or rather it looks as though you will make i glorious.

Margaret said...

Barns are very picturesque! It sounds like you have great plans for yours.

1st Man said...

'Now THAT"S a barn! love it. Embarrassed to call ours a barn. More of a really large shed. I love these like this with character and history.

Fun60 said...

It is really large. Dan has done an incredible job clearing it out. Thanks for showing us the progress I am enjoying following the project.

Cynthia said...

You will have space to do so many things in this lovely old barn. I can just imagine all the activities that have gone on in years past, especially animals, bales of fragrant hay being stored in the loft, all the machinery of a working farm. I can tell how much you love it!