Last week I posted pictures of the house on this abandoned farmstead. This week I am sharing the barn and what I am guessing was the garage.
This is a picture of the garage (left) and barn’s back side from a distance. I am looking southeast.
The left picture is the front of the barn. The tall part of the barn has small pens in it; just right for sheep The two right hand sections, look like a chicken coop. One part looks like an area for laying hens. The end section looks like a place to raise chicks.
The barn’s back side is the right picture and one can get a good look inside.
To take the bottom picture I looked south through the back of the barn and through a window on the barn’s front side.
Can you see the old driveway?
This building looks like a garage or shop. It has a lot of stuff in it.
When I looked through the crack between the doors I saw this sewing machine sitting on a counter top. The first thing I thought about was my Great Grandma. This looks like a machine that she would have sewn with. I am not a seamstress, but would love to see this old machine cleaned up. I bet it could tell many stories about clothes it mended, dresses it sewed or homemaking projects.
A family once lived here and raised kids, sheep and chickens. Did the lady of the house have a milk cow? Did she sell eggs, cream, butter or milk for extra money? Maybe the chickens, eggs and milk cow provided enough to support their own family.