Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this website were taken by
Many thanks to my 'editor'
John Ball, without whose help
the information on these pages would be full of errors!
Above: The barn is just a few yards from
the house (visible at the far left, behind the tree), up a gentle slope and into a grove of
trees. Dappled sunlight creates a mood for day dreaming about life on this farm in by-gone days, romanticized, of course.
Above: This door, wide enough for a
loaded wagon, opens to the hayloft of the barn, and a "driveway" has been built to access
it. This would have made the exhausting chore of stacking hay a little easier for the farmer
and his day laborers. A full hayloft provided insulation against the cold for the horses or
cows housed in the barn's lower level, as well as a supply of winter feed.
Above: This smaller outbuilding is just
below the barn. It may have served as the granary, storage for farm implements, or a shed for
the milk-cow and her calf...or any combination of the above.
Above: Last in the row of outbuildings is the
smithy and its adjacent storage shed.
Above: The smithy was left with a hay rake
and other farm implements still awaiting repair. The forge is in the back left corner, behind
the rusted wheel (see photo below).
Above: Bracken spores have found seemingly
impossible purchase between the stones of this wall, a testimony of the persistance of nature.
Above: The view from the farm looks
out over rolling hills and other ruins. May blossoms were in full
bloom on this day in June 2000.
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