SALVAGING AND GIVING NEW LIFE TO PIECES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
The Malta corn crib was in pretty bad condition. We were able to get some interior wood, but a lot of the exterior siding was rotted and, as you can see, the roof was pretty much gone. However, there were some wooden pillars, that were in pieces lying in the barn. (it is amazing what you can find in a barn). Bill put them back together. (There was only a little swearing involved) Those pillars were one of our most requested items for our wedding rentals. They are beautiful. We also were able to salvage the small water tower, that was at this farm. It is now sitting in front of our Garden Center, as a very unique sign.
Small pump house that allowed us to replenish our wood stock, without a long time commitment. This Barn had some unique, very thin wood siding.
OLD BARN SALVAGE
The Freeport Barn was a small machine shed. It was built somewhere in the 1920's-1930's. The uniqueness of this barn was that it was built out of oak. Most of the Barns in this region, we are finding, were built with Pine. We salvaged some beautiful oak wood from this barn.