bringing in the old with the new
January 2015. We just finished setting up a wall for our tack room. The planks and doors used to create the wall in our new barn were saved from the old barn built in 1900 on our property.
After many barn repairs over the years, and mixed emotions...we decided to tear down the old barn and rebuild a new one that wasn't smack in the middle of our narrow plot of land. The original barn housed the owner's horse and buggy as he was the local mail carrier for the island's south side (Cape Newagen). He went to the west side of the island to pick up the mail and delivered to all his neighbors.
Most of my requests to save any wood that looked good - were met with disdain….but a few years later after saving some of the wood it is put to good use again! It feels good to keep the old with the new.