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    10-18-2009, 10:31 PM
  #21
Weanling
I love it. Old barns are amazing, I just love the history. I keep cutter in a 100 year old barn
     
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    12-08-2009, 08:16 AM
  #22
Foal
That barn is amazing! Our horse barn is 70 or so years old and is a converted dairy barn. Time has definitely taken its toll, and next year we plan to put on a new roof. The inside is structurally sound, though. It's such a great old barn!

I can't wait to see pictures as your project progresses!
     
    12-08-2009, 10:39 AM
  #23
Green Broke
I love the pictures, and would love to continue to see the progress! It's half heartbreaking, though, to see it go down, but I'm glad it's going to be re-used. The barn on my property was built in 1872, I can't afford a full scale restoration but I'm doing everything I can to make sure it stays standing and usable for another 100 years. It's an old english 4 bay, not near as pretty as the gothic arch style.
     
    02-28-2010, 06:15 PM
  #24
Yearling
Hey everyone!! I know it's been awhile since you've heard from me on this topic, but great news!! My dad is back from the oil fields for a couple of months and once it warms up again (we're getting close! ) we will begin the deconstruction. We didn't manage to get the wall shored up before he left in the fall, but amazingly it has survived the winter! Luckly we didn't get too many super heavy snows that stuck so it has only sunk a bit more. I mentioned before the other barn we are taking down as well. This one is not quite as old and is a very differant style. I don't have current photos of any of the clean up we have done there yet, but I will soon I promise! Here are some of it when it was still dirty. I personally love this barn, it has a very cozy and warm feel to it, but my dad said he doesn't care for it. (oh well, it will just have to be MY barn then.) I will go about answering questions and such after this post, but just bear with me, it may take me a little bit. Thanks for all of the warm barn thoughts!! I am going to the town library tomorrow to see if I can't find an old photo of the big barn somewhere in the records. I will post more about it's history in a later post too, but long story short, in it's day it was one of the most exspensive barns to be built in the area. It was a show barn and if you could imagine it, it was completely white(even the ceiling) with light strips all down the aisles. I imagine it was quite the sight! NOW...Cookies for you for getting through this post! I would absolutly LOVE to see all of your barns too! I grew up in all these old farms and houses and I love the uniqueness of each one that you just don't get with houses or other buildings these days.It's like they have their own personalities!
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    02-28-2010, 08:05 PM
  #25
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by grayshell38    
Hey everyone!! I know it's been awhile since you've heard from me on this topic, but great news!! My dad is back from the oil fields for a couple of months and once it warms up again (we're getting close! ) we will begin the deconstruction. We didn't manage to get the wall shored up before he left in the fall, but amazingly it has survived the winter! Luckly we didn't get too many super heavy snows that stuck so it has only sunk a bit more. I mentioned before the other barn we are taking down as well. This one is not quite as old and is a very differant style. I don't have current photos of any of the clean up we have done there yet, but I will soon I promise! Here are some of it when it was still dirty. I personally love this barn, it has a very cozy and warm feel to it, but my dad said he doesn't care for it. (oh well, it will just have to be MY barn then.) I will go about answering questions and such after this post, but just bear with me, it may take me a little bit. Thanks for all of the warm barn thoughts!! I am going to the town library tomorrow to see if I can't find an old photo of the big barn somewhere in the records. I will post more about it's history in a later post too, but long story short, in it's day it was one of the most exspensive barns to be built in the area. It was a show barn and if you could imagine it, it was completely white(even the ceiling) with light strips all down the aisles. I imagine it was quite the sight! NOW...Cookies for you for getting through this post! I would absolutly LOVE to see all of your barns too! I grew up in all these old farms and houses and I love the uniqueness of each one that you just don't get with houses or other buildings these days.It's like they have their own personalities!
THAT barn is almost identical to mine in style, except mine is the length of about three of those put together. It's in about the same shape as well, maybe a little worse than that. Love it!
     
    04-15-2010, 01:54 PM
  #26
Weanling
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Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch    
What a stunning old barn. I don't think I'd have the heart to take it down, I would have to win the lottery and pay someone to reconstruct it to keep in standing strong.

Look forward to the pictures even though I might shed some tears when it starts to come down.
I totally agree. There's something absolutely beautiful about the Gothic construction of the arches. *Sigh* To have millions!
     
    05-08-2010, 05:56 PM
  #27
Yearling
So, sorry for no updates sooner, but I have been swamped! We have been cleaning out the arch barn and are almost completely done cleaning that. We have been focusing mostly on the brown barn lately as we need to get that down and off the property (says the property owner) So as of today we are down to almost a bare frame besides the roof and the doors and the back wall though I don't have photos from today that show the front all off. My dad has decided to keep the hay loft floor and the roof beams to use in his house and maybe(if it doesn't sell soon) part of the timber frame. It also turns out that we have a following of people watching the progress of the barn deconstruction and that we were featured in a newsletter that made it all the way to Iowa! A man stopped in one morning and talked to my dad and told him how there was a group of barn lovers that have been watching the progress. It was flattering and I am happy to hear that there are so many other people that love old barns like my father and I do. It is especially important to my father as he has been inside alot of the local barns when he was a kid through a teenager helping with cows or planting or doing hay, and remembers them all when they were "younger" themselves. We have been selling the siding off of the brown barn as it is all rough sawn wood and very pretty. A man bought 40sq ft of it to refront the front of his antique store. A lady wants some of it to make cabinets, and we have a man coming from Iowa soon to get as much as he can for I don't remember. I would feel more sad about these barns coming down, but I like the fact that almost all of this is going to be reused and appreciated even if it is in another form.
Anyway, I'll stop rambling and get to the photos FINALLY(right? )
     
    05-08-2010, 06:25 PM
  #28
Yearling
It might take me a bit to get these all up but I hope you all enjoy! I love reading you all's comments.
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    05-08-2010, 06:43 PM
  #29
Yearling
If you can't tell, these last ones are mostly of me running around in the rafters. Look ma, no hands!
I have tons of photos, but I'm not sure which ones to put up, so I may add others later that aren't necessarily in order. I will put up more pics of the arch barn too in a bit.
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    05-08-2010, 07:23 PM
  #30
Yearling
Oh my gosh, how could I have forgotten! As kind of a last hurrah for the barns before they are taken down completely, we are having a lighting for each of them where we will clean them up nice and get them lit up for maybe the last time. As I said before, we have a bit of a following and we will probably end up inviting people out to come and see the barns for the last time. There are a couple of art students from the local college that have been itching to come out and get photos, and they have insisted on coming.LOL. So, I will definitely post pictures as I get them from now on since the brunt of the work is done. Again, I would love to see pictures of your barns, or even if there is a cool barn somewhere in your area that you can get pics of, that would be cool too!

In these photos we brought in the Oliver and manure spreader to clean out the gutters and the hay piles. We spread the hay out in the field(I have video if anyone wants to see) My dad also has a collection of antique farm machinery that he finds any excuse to use, so he was all for pulling out the oliver and his favorite manure spreader.
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