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About neilsbarn

I live in a barn.

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy

It’s summertime at BARNHAVEN, and the livin’ is easy. With the days feeling long and lazy, picture yourself in this scenario: You are kicking back on the deck with a tall, cold drink next to a trickling pond. The soft … Continue reading

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Curb Appeal

Most of this spring has been spent continuing projects that had to be tarped over the god-awful winter we had last year. But one brand new project (that had been perking for a while) was getting a sign up out … Continue reading

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One Year Later…What is Barnhaven, again?

We’ve been officially open for a year, and some people are still having a hard time figuring this Barnhaven-thing out. It’s a work-in-progress, and it’s my house; it’s not a B&B, and I don’t rent out separate rooms to different … Continue reading

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End of Winter Stir-Crazy & Stirring Like Crazy

I was bored to tears and needed a hobby to get me through the last throes of winter, so I decided to tap into some sugar maples right out front. The third week of March I started what would become … Continue reading

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A Good First Year

  A little “soft opening” announcement on this website that we’d be taking reservations starting in May 2014 had us out of the gate. Our first guests arrived on May 1. What they didn’t know is that several hours prior … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Real Fine Things!

Autumn around here sneaks up fast, with winter breathing hard down its neck. Still, Indian Summer is a blessing that comes every year–a frost has killed off the bugs and there’s still plenty of outdoor work with my name on … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With the Old

If you read some of the beginning of this whole story of how Barnhaven came to be, you might remember that I bought my barn and an acre of land for a buck. It came from my family’s lot of … Continue reading

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