|The barn on the very first day we saw her and fell in love.|
And while Freegrace the house is on the Vermont historical registry, it's her barn that gets all the local loving, her picture appearing in Vermont Barn pin-up calendars yearly.
We're so proud.
|Raking off 100 years of shingle.|
As the year ends, we're beginning to shore up our agrarian beauty. First the cupola was sanded, mended and painted. Today, years of shingle are being scraped away to reveal the original barn boards. As the last layers fell, we stood inside the barn and admired the sunshine streaming through, imagining how many families and animals she's sheltered.
|It's the little details that warm my cockles.|
|Sun shining through the barn boards where the shingles have been scraped away.|
|One day. One day we'll make something of this beauty.|
|Side door to the lower barn.|
|View from an open door into the lower barn|
|A paddock for holding Myrtie during milking.|
|Myrtie the Cow may have left us for heavenly pastures but we'll never forget her contributions to sweet cream.|
|A little work to be done here.|