100+ Year Barn
Hoo boy, be ready for probably a page about what I love about my barn. Now, the caption says 100+ year old barn. And yes, it is over 100 years old. My great-great-grandpa Otto built it when he traveled over with his mum, siblings, and dad from Prussia, Germany, still it's own country then. Anyways, it is very old and I'm constantly finding surprises. My family has always loved horses, so much that a back in the old days someone of my relation got killed trying to help a sickly horse (he got kicked in the head and there were no docs). It has four big stalls, with wooden beams supporting the roof. The other half of the barn is clear, space to be turned into more stalls, feeding rooms... etc. I haven't decided on what to do with it, yet, so why don't you help me out and give me some ideas! There is also a cow milking stall, which is vacant as of right now, and I'm not sure what I'll do with that either, since a horse can't fit and I don't have a milk cow. There is also a fairly large tack room, with stairs leading up to the hay loft beside it. Now, I have a small paddock leading out from stall #1, a small pasture that has many trees surrounding it, and a big feedlot/pasture that I keep my horses in. Overtime I've seen many new barns that were freshly built, but they have stunk with the reek of newness, if that makes sense. My barn is old, has character, personality, and many memories. It was used as a horse barn, calving barn... etc. Many bottle calves have been raised here, horses have lived here, people have worked here, and life has blossomed right here in this barn.