Trying to find an accurate date for the construction of our bank barn has been difficult. Best we can tell, and according to some people who have lived in the area for a while and who have similar structures on their properties, the barn was here before the house was built- likely somewhere between 1850 and 1880. As it stands now, the siding has been updated along with the barn doors, but the original white oak timber frame structure is still in place. The barn is approximately 30′ by 60′, and at its peak on the back side facing the fields, it rises to about 35′ high.
We have big plans for the barn. Right now it is home to about half of our laying hen flock, about ten ducks, and our three Scottish Highland calves. Hopefully in the near future these residents will move on to a new structure further out on the property. The barn will then be renovated and offered for rent as an “events” facility- weddings, birthdays, family reunions, etc. We think the inside timber frame structure is impressive, and plan to pair that with views of the beautiful surrounding fields and rolling hills to make it quite a scenic location.
Stay tuned for updates!!