Letters from Katherine: Old Barns

Posted on June 3, 2009

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Katherine writes: Old barns make me happy. Being an owner of an old barn myself, when I see them in a state of disrepair I feel for the people who own them. It’s expensive to keep them up and I wonder if there’s not a program to help owners of old barns?

Old Barn, Katherine Berst

Old barns have been rather a feature of this blog, because I like them as much as Katherine does.  I don’t know about any programs for saving them. They tend to be restored when a group forms a nonprofit for that purpose, or they’re kept up when they have a practical use on a working farm.  The Samels Farm over on Skegemog Lake comes to mind.  Closer to home, Mark White’s barn is repaired. I should take a picture of it for you.

More old barns on TLV: