This Old Barn

| 9/27/2018 3:37:00 PM

farm signGrowing up on the farm, my favorite place has always been the barn. I spent many, many hours as a child playing there.

There were bales of hay to climb and hide in. There were barn cats to pet. There were stalls to turn into play houses, jails, and caves.

There was the tack room full of harnesses, bridles, ropes, and our saddles. There were the tools and farm equipment — the tractor, bush hog, combine and plows. And best of all, the smell of grains and hay.

There were two main barns in my life. The cinder block milk barn, and the big wooden barn my father and grandfather built in the 1950s.

Daddy took his earnings from WWII, and the two of them constructed a huge three room barn on the old home place where we are now.


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