Sunday, July 22, 2012
Losing Part of our Heritage
I suppose part of it is that when I was a child, I lived on a road which we were the only house on the entire road which was about 2 miles long. I most often played by myself, and the barn with its lofts was a favorite place.
A couple of weeks ago, we had two very large windstorms which came through. They didn't bring us much rain, but they brought us some pretty significant destruction.
I have been worried about this barn....although it was painted with a quilt pattern not too long ago, I noticed this spring it was missing many shingles and the roof line was beginning to look a little swaybacked.
It was build probably around the 1910s and in all likelyhood was a dairy barn. It stood in West Milton, Ohio, on the east side of Rt. 48 just south of town. According to a friend, it managed to survive the more significant blow on Friday, but when Sunday's second bout came through, it crumbled. I am hoping that one of the German Baptist barn salvage people will come and at least salvage some of the wood...but I suspect that because of it's collapse, it is too dangerous and will probably be burned.