Old Barns

Old Barns

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed May 01, 2013 11:39 am

I saw this U-tube video and had to post it....

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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed May 01, 2013 11:44 am

Heres my old barn....
It used to sit in a field, but in th '50s the field was not kept up and the pines grew up around the barn. Now I am slowly cutting the trees down to get to the barn to fix it back up. Hay inside the barn from the '50s is still dry.
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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 01, 2013 11:44 am

Kind of makes sense. But who knew a rich man had some sense.
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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 01, 2013 12:35 pm

I have one, used to be the carrage house. Post and beam, wooden pegs.
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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 01, 2013 4:49 pm

Chris, get your ass in gear--hell, them, thar ain't trees--there lil posts--she looks salvageable my friend---NICE:) That's always been one of my favorite videos--thanx
009to090 wrote:Heres my old barn....
It used to sit in a field, but in th '50s the field was not kept up and the pines grew up around the barn. Now I am slowly cutting the trees down to get to the barn to fix it back up. Hay inside the barn from the '50s is still dry.
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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed May 01, 2013 5:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:Chris, get your ass in gear----she looks salvageable my friend---NICE:)

Yep, my Dad always used to say if it had a straight ridgeline, it was salvageable. Time to start salvage-a-tating. toothy
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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed May 01, 2013 5:54 pm

009to090 wrote:Heres my old barn....
It used to sit in a field, but in th '50s the field was not kept up and the pines grew up around the barn. Now I am slowly cutting the trees down to get to the barn to fix it back up. Hay inside the barn from the '50s is still dry.


metal roof's can last 100 years! I bet your gonna find some kool stuff in their :P
the barn vid i watch about a year ago but thoroughly enjoyed it again :clap:
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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 01, 2013 6:09 pm

Your Dad was a wise man--the only real reasons I bought this 250 yr old Taj-Mahal -- toothy-- of mine was just that--roof ridge was straight on the main portion of the house & it had 200 amp elec service ;) Ya gotta have vision--she's gonna come out real nice my friend :)
009to090 wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Chris, get your ass in gear----she looks salvageable my friend---NICE:)

Yep, my Dad always used to say if it had a straight ridgeline, it was salvageable. Time to start salvage-a-tating. toothy
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Re: Old Barns

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun May 12, 2013 6:36 am

We lost our old barn in a fire in 1998.

It was a timber frame building, built about 1800 as far as we could tell; from 12X12 Spruce timbers on the main bents and beams. It was around 80 x 100 and had 5 floors, the floors added in the 1950's for raising chickens. That was done with 1000's and 1000's of feet of 1 inch boards laid 3 thick, with a unique overlayment; sawdust cement.

Sawdust cement was something the University of Maine came up with in order for a remodeled old barn to have concrete floors for clean up, yet be light enough to be put on stick-built and timber framed barns. The sawdust was simply a replacement to the heavier rock aggragate typically put into concrete. Some say it would never last, but it did...for over 30 years of scraping with a garden tractor and a snowplow blade that was mounted on the front of an old Simplicity tractor that was driven up the floors via ramps! That was a dangerous undertaking...

At the time, it was the biggest chicken barn in this county, holding 75,000 broilers in its 5 floors, not counting the basement. That was heated to put in the potatoes that we raised up until 1988. It was unique in that it had a 3 hp elevator to lift grain to the top floors, or could be fed grain via gravity from the grain bin located in the attic.

The funny thing is, despite being the heart of the farm for many generations, not one photo exists of it today. It was so overlooked that no one ever thought to take a photo of it, I guess just assuming that such an integral fixture of our farm would always be here. In 1998 however it burned and despite the vast amount of wood the barn had, by morning only ash remained. Dry, decades old wood burns pretty fast and completely .

While I would love to build another barn to replace it; today sheer cost of building materials would prevent it and sadly this 10th generational farmer will be the last to ever remember its hay-day and its demise.

Rest in peace ole barn; you served us well for many, many generations.
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