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 [...]

Covered Bridges, more than just a tourist attraction

2017-10-13T15:26:23-04:00October 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 [...]

From humble barn to Hollywood

2020-04-11T00:55:16-04:00January 10th, 2017|History|

While most barns have common characteristics, each have their own unique history and story to tell. Most have only been part of family farms and have never witnessed great historical events but yet they epitomize the life that their owners chose to live and the local history they have witnessed. Today we profile one humble [...]