Space around you, not living jammed on a "can't breathe" postage stamp size lot, but Maine homes with barns, farm land spread.
Are you looking for property acreage, thinking of Maine farm homes and need a big barn? Often the original barn is long gone.
Suffering a slow dinosaur death from lack of use.
The Maine farm barn slowly evaporates, spoils, shrinks away.
Some spontaneous combustion, dreaded fire took them out of service before their time to retire.
Too much moisture, wet new hay heats up, just like fresh harvested grains can do.
And poof. Call the fire department, start the water bucket brigade.
Or no funds, time or both for repairing the daylight riddled Maine barn roof needing replacement a decade ago.
Caused it to suffer declining use, functionality. Along with the rotten sill replacement procedure not performed when it should have been. Before here we go Titanic serious shifts start to happen. As the towering Maine barn squats, settles and spreads. The original hemlock or wooden floor planks were removed too along the way. With conversion of the barn from farm animals to vehicle storage for row crop.
So man made modifications can help or hurt the Maine farm barn.
And removal of some of those key post and beam timbers did not help the cause for long term health.
The continuation of the use as the Maine barn as the cornerstone of the farm operations.
These smashers, once they are gone, they don't get replaced.
Or the new cattle shed becomes a metal version. Lower to the ground.
Without the dormers, weather vanes, topping cupolas. The gambrel or gable roof upper story cavity now more for show than work.
Those are all missing. Only seen in old black and white images of the Maine farm barn that used to live in the center of the collection of seven or more buildings. Each with a specific purpose. The hen house, well house, ice house, machine shed, cattle barn, grainery, tack room or milk parlor.
Lucky to be the owner of a large working Maine farm barn but ongoing continuous modification, repair and renovation never stops.
Cables to tie together the gambrel roof, cross members to "hurricane brace" the upper levels. Where hay used to be raked into storage loose. Later in string twined square bales. Before most farmers in Maine converted to the large round bales you could bag and tag, leave outside.
That are in the 1200 pound range. Not the easier to lift 40 pounders we grew up man handling.
Collecting in the pasture fields. To throw up, store into the stacks of rows and rows in the hay mow loft. Then as the calendar months get flipped up.
To slowly drop through trap doors into the standing and box stalls below over the winter months. During the daily haying, graining, watering ritual on a Maine farm.
Are you looking for rural living, an outdoor all four season working on the farm lifestyle?
Not all glamorous, but not all that humorous either like the reruns of Green Acres depicts. More like the Waltons and family rich, self contained peaceful. You become more self sufficient, aware. Grateful for what really matters, counts in life, family, labor.
Here are some Maine homes with barns, farm land.
And another cookie jar to stick your hand into, pull out several big fat juicy, tasty Maine homes with barns, farm land. And the by far easiest way to graze, select, rope a bunch of rural properties in Maine. That could fill the bill, complete the dream.Tap tap the link to Maine homes with barns, farm land videos.
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