Other ways to get reclaimed wood

August 1st, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Aged Woods primarily gets its reclaimed wood from torn down barns. These venerable structures are given new life as reclaimed wood flooring and is a great way to recycle something that would otherwise be scrapped. There are other places that reclaimed wood can be acquired, and there are more uses for reclaimed wood than just [...]

Hex Barns

July 18th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

There are many different ways that a farmer can adorn their barn with artwork. Much of it involves intricate carvings that no one can really admire except those who get up close. For farmers in Pennsylvania Dutch country they adorn their barns differently. They paint hex signs on their barns and if you know where [...]

Baseball Barnstorming

July 6th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Barnstorming became popular with baseball teams in the infancy of the sport. As a way to make some extra money during the offseason many players would go on tours of the country. They would typically play a local team or even sometimes a minor league team. There are many stories of the likes of Babe [...]

You can’t hit the broadside of a barn

June 29th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

We're you ever told you can't hit the broadside of a barn? That is not a nice thing to hear. Barns are huge buildings and hard to miss. If you are a pitcher that can't hit the broadside of a barn then you aren't throwing strikes. Better consult with the pitching coach and practice some [...]

Why are barn’s red?

May 25th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Red barns cover the countryside. Take a drive in the country and have a look. This is not because farmers of yesteryear loved red, it's because they had to make their own paint which usually was made from linseed oil, milk, lime, and ferrous oxide, aka rust. Farmers found that this mixture would dry and [...]

Want to live in a barn?

April 27th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

When a barn reaches the end of its useful life it is usually torn down and for some a company like Aged Woods repurposes the wood for another use. It is good for the landowner, for the company who recycles the wood and the person who ultimately gets the reclaimed wood in their home. But [...]

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

April 25th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

For any fan who has gone to a baseball game there is nothing worse than a pitcher that can’t throw strikes. The amount of time it takes to play a major league game is getting longer and it is partly because pitchers struggle. When they get really wild there have been many pitching coaches out [...]

Maple Syrup: A treat from a tree

April 18th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Do you like pancakes or waffles in the morning? Most people do. The maple syrup that goes on top makes your breakfast a sweet delight. That syrup that you are pouring has a long history and was one of the most important discoveries here in North America. But just beware that not all maple syrups [...]

The baseball bat

April 13th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

You cannot play the game of baseball without a bat. Baseball bats, per major league rules, are to be solid pieces of wood with a regular 2.61 inch width but their length and weight can vary but cannot exceed 42 inches in length. Most wooden bats have been made of ash but some others are [...]

The Chestnut Civilization

April 4th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

The chestnut tree is one of the most useful and beautiful trees the world has ever known. Their nuts can be used as a food source or ground into flour to make pancakes or bread and their wood was used in some of the most exquisite buildings and furniture throughout the world. The tree was [...]