Barns are as much a part of a farm as the land and the people who work the land.
Our front barn was built in 1930 which makes it 90 years old. Over the years it has held pigs and tobacco has hung in it.
It had been empty for years when we bought the farm and we like to think we have breathed some life into it.
We have reglazed all the windows and it has new sliding back doors. In the near future it will need a new roof.
Becca’s calves are born in that barn every spring and spend their first few weeks in there.
Each summer we fill it to the ceiling with wagon loads of hay for the cattle. When customers come in they say the hay smell reminds them of their grandpa’s barn.
All summer it serves as our Cut Flower Barn. All cut flower processing, storing and bouquet making happens in there. Our CSA customers visit that barn every Wednesday in July and August to pick up their weekly bouquet.
It’s the place we run to when we are out in a field picking flowers and it starts to rain.
In December it becomes our Christmas Barn where hundreds of families visit for wreaths and trees.
The old barn has hosted our Square Dances, Birthday Parties, a Graduation party and a Ct Christmas Tree grower summer meeting.
It has been a great backdrop for both Prom pictures and Graduation pictures.
It stands strong and is the backbone of our farm. We wish its walls could talk and tell us how different Broad Brook and Windsorville Road were back in 1930.