Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade 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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Barn #1 (first we visited)

The first barn we visited was #7 of the 12 on the list. There was a short talk about barns beforehand and we learned the English style barns had the doors on the sides where the snow slid off the roof.  I guess this wasn't a problem in England but it was in New England so later barn iterations put the doors on the other two sides.  

So we learned right away that we have an English style barn.

Going up in the loft of this one we saw the same wood lapping floor that Dan removed from our loft. That wood was taken by a neighbor who wants to build a barn one day.

And like our loft stored up in this one were doors and windows.

We could look over the edge at the main work area with the wagon wheel light.

This barn had a basement that opened on a lower level since it was built on a hill.

This rock wall was completely removed, the sill resting on it replaced, and drainage put along the floor.

It's used now for storage of old things including this truck.

I was tempted to ask the owner if I could buy a wagon rim leaning against the barn but Dan said "Don't".

There was a For Sale sign on this yellow beauty.  Anyone interested let me know and I'll share the address and owner's name with you.

One other photo -

This was the backdrop on the stage at the Plainfield town hall painted by the Art Deco artist. Maxfield Parris, who once summered in this area.

Blogger aggravation
Some of your comments are ending up in Spam for no apparent reason.  I tried putting on Moderation but that didn't help.  I've taken it off now but still find comments in Spam.  Anyone else have this problem or solved it?
I sent feedback to Blogger.  I hope it can be resolved.


Barbara Rogers said...

Oh growl growl growl to Blogger and the mess-up on commenting was just fine until this latest un-useful change. Great to see more about barns...and what a lovely yellow touring car. Wonder if the engine runs still. They were so mobility to whoever wanted to learn to drive them! Have a great day!

Fun60 said...

That must have been a very interesting visit being able to compare it to your own barn. I am having lots of problems with commenting. They are being published as anonymous no matter how many times I sign into my account. Fed up!

Tom said...

...if you are still coming to Sodus Point, there is an Amish community near by where you can buy a wagon wheel.

Anvilcloud said...

This is interesting. I know nothing about any kind of architecture, but now I know one tiny thing — English barns.

Buttercup said...

I've been to the Plainfield Town Hall and seen that mural. What fun to find this memory on a blog post. I'm back from your part of the world and so missing the Upper Valley. Great time and gorgeous June weather.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Blogger commenting seems to have more problems daily. Any time I have tried to contact them, I have never received a response. As for the barn, it is quite wonderful. There is a quiet dignity about old barns, isn't there?

Vicki Lane said...

Great barn but oh! that car! I can remember riding in the rumble seat of my grandfather's little (black) car. It was called The Puddle Jumper.

Latane Barton said...

I love barns. Used to play in my Grandfather's when I was little. Sure does bring back a lot of memories.