Sunday, October 7, 2012

Goodbye Barn!

Our remaining barn pieces
Several years ago we pulled down a dilapidated barn on our property, fearing that it might fall down. (As difficult as it was to take down we doubt it would have ever fallen over.) It sat in a pile until recently when we had the remaining materials taken away.
Pushing and hauling away the barn

And now there is not a pile of old barn pieces blocking our view of the pond! The soil where the barn was is also very rich from all of the hay and likely manure that was stored in the barn. We are planning to expand our asparagus bed into the former barn's location.  We've removed a lot of rocks from the soil and planted cover crops in preparation for planting asparagus.
No more barn! 


  1. There's something sad in losing a barn. I'm so glad we were able to save our urban barn and often wonder how we'd fare without it. (Admittedly, having created a small apartment in it for my mother-in-law is another matter -- my wife sometimes jokes, "I keep my mother in the barn." Never mind it's the best space in our dwelling.)
    Best wishes on the asparagus, all the same.

  2. I agree. It was a small barn, maybe better described as an old stable for stock. The termites had eaten so much of the structure that we thought it wasn't salvageable but it didn't go down willingly. We have an old tobacco barn that hasn't seen tobacco in over 30 years and we hope to put that to new use. It's structurally in better shape.