Old Barns Have a Life of Their Own ….illuminated,barn spirits await their turn,I pause to reflect…. ….old barn gathers new,new wood mixes with old wood,boards dry across bay…. ….boards soak to full-fill,character be-comes milieu,new think tanks of wood…. ….this one calls my name,maple crown turned up-side down,dreaming what can be….—-by flp —————————————&...
Barn Tales ….and so i sit,watching the pages of my mind,un-fold before my eyes in splendor, surrounded by this old barn and it’s love…. ….old wood and new wood gathered here,calling out my name to come and rest a while,and so after a day of work i leave all behind,to visit with an old friend as friends will do…. ….no-secrets between us but what tales we tell,stories of what has been and our dreams to come,shared feelings of how it might have been done,and the pa...
Live Wood Joinery ….bladed scarf wood joint,marriage of two be-come one,i rest satisfied….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————-I will be posting more on this wood joint in a...
What Lights Up An English Barn Well I believe that it doesn’t take much to get me talking about barns….or might I add English Barns. I was asked to post some pictures of my barn, but how could I ever just show some pictures without also going into some barn terminology? From the picture above I am standing on the third floor of the barn….or if some-one is counting the cellar also, then I guess one could say the fourth floor. My wife bartered some homemade jams for ...
The Meaning of Patience ….sev-en-teen eight-y,two thou-sand nine english barn,my life-time seems small…. ….board and batten side,old and new bring character,patience works in me….—-by flp ———————————————————————————————————————&...
Barn Cat in Training and More…. I might as well introduce a new member in my barn and tell you some of her history. To start out with it might also help if I was to explain that the barn you are seeing here is an English Barn dated from around 1780. My wife and I started gutting this barn back in 2000 and then while I was on the road most of that winter, she along with a crew took the barn down in about a weeks time after numbering all the bents. Next after taking a year to get o...
Texas Treasures in a BackYard’ Let me start out by saying that I have been slow in getting this blog story going, since the ‘golden oldie’ days of much snow, have once again returned to New England and NH. What that means for me, is that I have been spending days at a time during the weeks of December, January, February and now into March plowing, shoveling and moving snow. In December we started breaking records for snowfall and the first to fall was a long standing reco...
Whale Tales and Barn Rigging ....and so I thought I would post some more pictures here of the barn hooks or barn rigging, as I refer to these items of minute or massive steel and that view point is up to you. So here is the following question I originally asked in a previous blog story…. ....”and so I have a question, often when I go fishing at the ocean, I will take along my whale hooks….true or false?....and can any-one tell me the story names of these? And yes, I know ...
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