You can’t hit the broadside of a barn: Basketball edition

December 14th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

The game of basketball depends on one thing: getting the basketball into the hoop. After all you can’t win a game if you don’t score. For your shooters if they can’t find the bottom of the net it may be time to have them try something different like drive to the hoop. If your players [...]

Found in a barn: A big hoax in Portugal

December 5th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Not every great barn find that you read is true. Such was one that made the rounds on the Internet and captured the imagination of countless readers on social media. The story went that a New York man had retired and moved with his wife to Portugal around 2007. They bought a farm to live [...]

1817: A Look Back

November 28th, 2017|Barnyard fun, History|

Many of the barns that Aged Woods uses for reclaimed wood are between 100 and 200 years old. Today we take a look back at some of the events that were happening in the world two centuries ago. Who knows, maybe some of that reclaimed wood came in contact with someone or something mentioned here. [...]

Wooden nicknames: not always a good thing

November 16th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Trees symbolize many things like strength and majesty. They soar above the heads of man, and for many years in the early days of our country our buildings as well. Given the uses that mankind has had for the tree it was sure to inspire a nickname or two over time but not as many [...]

Rare French car collection found in a barn

October 31st, 2017|Barnyard fun|

One never knows what may lie in an old barn. Sometimes it is nothing more than dust, mice and bird droppings but on occasion the find can be extraordinary. That is what Artcurial’s Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff came upon in a barn in western France in 2014. The owner of the barn had died [...]

Covered Bridges, more than just a tourist attraction

October 19th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Wood is one of the most abundant resources on the planet. It is strong, durable and capable of holding heavy loads. It should be no surprise that wood was used as one of the world’s first materials to make bridges. Some of those bridges are engineering marvels and many others are tourist attractions like the [...]

You can’t hit the broadside of a barn: Football edition

October 3rd, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Every NFL fan has watched their quarterback struggle and probably said that they can't hit the broadside of a barn. It hurts even more when it is a big game. What makes it even worse is when it just looks like they can’t even get the ball near a wide-open receiver. When they can’t hit [...]

Could beer save the farm?

September 26th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

The fact that farmland is being lost in this country to redevelopment should not come as a shock to anyone. New housing developments and shopping centers are springing up and that once verdant farmland is being lost as many farmer’s children look for other opportunities. There is one thing that could save some farms and [...]

Against the grain

September 5th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

You have probably heard the term “Against the grain” at some point in your life. It is usually said about someone or something that goes against the mainstream or popular opinion. It can be a good thing by potentially bringing a new idea or new method to light but it implies that it is an [...]

State trees

August 8th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Trees come in many different shapes and sizes. Some grow large and can be used to build massive wooden structures that could potentially be used for reclaimed wood. Some trees are not large enough or are more decorative. Each of the trees have value and some have enough value to be named an official state [...]