A picture of heritage redux

A cool country barn on a sweltering day

Old barn

Click on the old barn to see our original July 4, 2010 post.

It was as hot as blazes July 2010 when I was fortunate enough to stumble across this old barn.

I was even luckier when I discovered the owners lived across the road — and were more than willing to talk about the history of the barn — and gave me the run of the place.

Turns out it has been in the same family since it was built in the late in the 19th century. Click here to check out our original July 4, 2010 post on the old barn. Be sure and check out the gallery links at the bottom of the page to see more pix of the barn.

Old ramshackle barn

Click on the barn to see more pix and information

The owners  of the barn were very congenial. They invited me into their living room to give me the skinny on the when it was built by their fore-bearers. I had not expected this generous hospitality to be extended to a total stranger standing at the door on their front porch.

Our conversation required turning up the volume a bit to keep up with the noise from the “window-shaker” air conditioner operating at full blast to stave off the 100º temperature.

We actually started the discourse on this barn, it’s owners, and it’s contents on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot com, we’ll wait here while you take a look there. Though the story was first published in 2010, it will still interest you.

Thanks for dropping by,

Joe Dempsey
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind



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