Since the weather has started to warm up here, I thought this would be a good time to show some more pictures of the barn and the chicken coop. I sent Jeff out armed with the camera to take some pictures. I think he did a pretty good job.
Our house was built on the site of an old farm. The farm had orchards and greenhouses. Many years ago, the entire area that is now our neighborhood was the farm. As the years went by, the family started selling off parts of the land. The land our house sits on was one of the last to be sold. The couple who built our house bought the land and built the house about five years ago. The land that the barn and chicken coop was on was still owned by the family who once had the farm. The lady who owned the land was very old by this time, but she still did not want to sell the land where the barn was located. About a year before we bought the house, the lady finally agreed to sell this final parcel of land to the couple who built our house. Sadly, she passed away this past May. It would have been so interesting to hear her stories about the barn and what the land was like before it was divided up and sold. They were going to have the chicken coop torn down, but didn't get to it before we bought the house. I am so glad they didn't. One day, I would love to have a craft/antique store in the barn. I think that would be a lot of fun! So, here are some pictures of the barn and chicken coop:
These are some exterior shots of the barn. I love the porch on the right side of the barn. I would love to sit some chairs there this summer and rock the days away. Just Jeff, me, and the P's!
This is a picture of the beams in the barn. I love the wooden pegs that hold everything together. Does anyone know how old the barn is? Since it has wooden pegs, I think it must be at least 100 years old. Am I correct?
This is an old bed that I found in the barn. One day, I hope to refinish it and use it in the house. I am thinking about turning into a bench.
Jeff's dad built stairs to the barn loft this summer and reinforced the floor so that Jeff could use the barn to store his Christmas trees. There must be a hole in the roof to allow rain into the loft, because the trees keep sprouting up...lol! His dad also put floors in the first level of the barn. Before he did, it had a dirt floor.
This is the exterior of the chicken coop. It is in bad shape, but I am hoping to restore it some to give it a longer life.
These are some interior shots of the chicken coop. Inside I found a couple of old windows that I cleaned up and now use inside the house as accents. There is also an old door out there that I would like to do something with. Right now, I am thinking about making it some kind of screen. I sure am glad I have summers off. I have made quite a list for myself today...lol!
Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More! I hope you enjoyed the tour of our barn and chicken coop. I appreciate all of your wonderful comments and e-mails. They always brighten my day and make me feel very special. I hope that all of you are having a relaxing Sunday, and are spending it with the people that you love. Do your best to use this day to refresh yourself to face the world this week. Always remember that you are a very special, valued, and loved person.