Old barns in Indiana being turned into basketball courts

2020-04-11T00:55:08-04:00April 5th, 2018|Barnyard fun|

What to do with that old barn on the property is a question that many landowners ask themselves. Many choose to have it torn down and sell the reclaimed wood to companies like Aged Woods. This allows the antique wood to be reused to make floorboards that are second to none. There are some landowners [...]

Is it worth it to tear down an old barn?

2018-03-19T13:09:05-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Benefits of Reclaimed Wood|

There comes a time when a barn has to be torn down. It is not something that most farmers or landowners look forward to but it has to be done. This is not a decision that is entered into lightly as barns are a symbol of our agricultural heritage and are Americana at its finest. [...]

Found in a barn: A big hoax in Portugal

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00December 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 [...]

America’s oldest barn is where?

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00October 26th, 2017|History|

Believe it or not, we here in the United States may not know where our oldest barn is located. Our oldest farms date from the 1610s in Charles County, Virginia to the 1630s in Concord, New Hampshire and Ipswich, Massachusetts but the original barns do not survive. There is a barn in Pennsylvania where the [...]

Barns of the Civil War: Joseph Sherfy

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00October 24th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Could beer save the farm?

2020-04-11T00:55:11-04:00September 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 [...]

Hex Barns

2020-04-11T00:55:15-04:00July 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 [...]