I watched this barn go up.
It was an amazing thing to see the process from start to finish, and I kid you not, this barn was built in fourteen days. The owner is a gentlemen farmer and needed housing for his sheep and he needed it NOW. So that’s what he got.
The frame and roof panels were pre-constructed at the post and beam company Yankee Barn Homes located in Grantham, NH then transported to the build site by truck.
This is no small barn by the way. It measures 60′ X 40′ as the owner has a large number of sheep and he wished for them to live comfortably. Happy sheep are good sheep!
The frame is made of beautiful Eastern White Pine timbers meant to withstand all kinds of nasty New England weather.
This barn has a rather unique feature: a gabled dormer off the north-eastern side. It allows for great light and a place for the owner to have an office.
Within days of completion, a gorgeous barn was beginning to take shape.
Two weeks flew by as I captured the raising of this barn. As it neared completion, I felt happy and sad as I knew my job was coming to an end.
These were surely going to be some happy sheep. I envied them their bucolic pastoral setting and their beautiful New England Barn!