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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Old Barn, Old Tools ~ Farming in By-Gone Days

Sometimes looking into the more recent past gives a better glimpse of by-gone days. Join me on a brief tour of my family's old barn and a few old-time tools that were shaped from the past.


Barns were often built into hillsides so that the upper story could be at ground level, and equipment could be pulled right up to the doors and unloaded directly into the hayloft. Animals were housed in the cooler basement of the barn.




And now the tools...


In the video, I mistakenly referred to the piece at the end--our paper towel holder--as used in haying, but what I should have said was that it was for hauling ice blocks. Not really sure what I was thinking there.


I'm off to work on my bird feeder / bird bath project. Thanks for joining me on this brief tour.

For the summer months, I'm offering two of my series starters for 99¢ each. Both are full-length historical romances. The Green Veil is the first in the Empire in Pine series, set in 1800s Wisconsin, and The Deepest Sigh is book one in the Echoes of the Heart WWI and post war, early '20s series. I hope you'll give one or both a try during these languid, summer days!


Naomi Musch



6 comments:

  1. I love old barns and snooping around in them. So many wonderful things to find, and imagine their uses. Thanks, Naomi!

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    1. We had so much fun discovering things here. Been here 23 years now.

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  2. I love taking pictures of old barns. Wish those walls could talk.

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    1. Isn't that the truth? We were fortunate to have a visit from an elderly lady (some years ago) whose parents built this farm. She was here as a little girl, but remembered them building the milk house (of stone). We often run into older people who have memories of coming to our farm for haying or sledding. There are a lot of hills.

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  3. Being a diehard country girl, I love barns and Country Living and the whole lifestyle. stone walls and watching grain wave in the breeze... Great post and I am going to add these to my kindle...
    Linda

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    1. You paint a wonderful picture with those words! Thank you!

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