|The first three pictures show the remains of an 1830's barn. It was constructed with 3 bays in hand hewn lumber. A fourth bay with sawn lumber was added later. In the 1960's the barn's siding disappeared. At the time barn siding was in vogue as a building material. One day in 1978 Dad said the barn is going to come down soon. I said it's stood for over a hundred years and over a decade without the siding. The next day the barn was down.
The shots in the field with the 1830's house show a pyramid of wood that were the remains of the old chicken coop.
The shots in the field without the house show the brush piles that resulted from the clearing effort. In all I recall about 22 gigantic brush piles. For a couple of winters we had quite a number of snow shoe rabbits, no doubt the result of cover provided by the brush piles.
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Photos by William E Herrmann