A Labor of Love: Restoring the Old Barn

| 9/1/2010 10:52:55 AM

Tags: vermont, barn restoring, Mountain Woman,

Red Pine Mountain logoEnvision Vermont and what pops into your head?  Rolling countryside dotted with antique barns?  Only problem is many of these barns are rapidly disappearing as they collapse in disrepair.

We have an old barn on our farm.  It's been featured in the movie, Disappearances. Click on the Disappearances gallery and there it is.  They even used a stack of lumber planed by Mountain Man to make their own actor/logger look more authentic.  (Rent the movie and you'll see lots more of our farm as well.)

But the true meaning of the barn lies in its past when it was the hub of our farm's life.

Originally, it was a three story structure.

Originally a three-story structure

Traces of the old lettering are still visible on the side.

Mountain Woman
9/21/2010 12:57:16 PM

Thank you Amy!

Amy Crawford
9/21/2010 8:36:12 AM

Wishing you all the best on your barn restoration project. This will be an exciting project to follow!

Mountain Woman
9/19/2010 12:06:53 PM

John, Thanks so much for your advice and we both appreciate your suggestions. Guy, thank you for visiting my blog. I love Maine and I just can imagine how beautiful your old barn must be.

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