The old barn at the farm has been deteriorating for several years and decades now, and this summer it will be torn down. As a building with a frame that predates nails, I thought I’d take a few pictures of it to memorialize it.
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Just this spring sometime one of the walls collapsed, making the whole structure more dangerous and more expensive than it’s worth to repair.
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Here’s where we used to milk our cow every morning and evening:
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The lightning rod that runs down one side:
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The cavernous interior. Look closely and you can see that the beams are attached to one another with wooden pegs, not nails.
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Here’s a pulley made out of wood that has been inside the barn since god knows when.
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A view from another angle:
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Yep, it’s a grand old structure, but we just don’t have the time or money to repair everything to make it functional and safe. A remnant of the past will be gone before the fall.

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