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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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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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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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Part 8 ~ A Memorial Day to Remember

I headed back to the barn in April or so, when the cold weather broke. Next thing I knew it was Memorial Day weekend, a year after buryin’ my dad, when all these people showed up—my younger brother Joel and … Continue reading

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Part 7 ~ Scaffolding Up to Y2K

After we buried my dad I received a small inheritance, and that’s when things started really happening around here on this building. I built the scaffolding right in the middle of the barn, the whole way up to get inside … Continue reading

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Part 4 ~ Irregular Proceedings According to Plan

After I got the turn buckles in and the barn was fairly pulled back together again, I started modifying the actual timber framing inside, the mortise and tenon joints. That was interesting. I had to lower the beams that are … Continue reading

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Part 1 ~ Getting Rid of Bat Guano & Other S***

Brief intro First off, I had to empty the building. It was chockfull to the rafters with everything this farm could throw into it for a hundred years. Rusty rolls of barbed wire, all entangled with old hay, giant chunks … Continue reading

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