Pull hard, that door is a heavy one. Once you get it started, it glides nicely.
Once that large door is pulled open, you can't help but to look up. (And if you're me, upon first look, gasp a gasp of awe).
You'll think of all the love and hard work that went into the raising of this barn.
Then you start noticing detail. Like this ladder.
And some hidden doors.
Oh, and there's people in here.
You almost missed this little jabberbox.
And the beginnings of my husband's new gym.
Openings for the cows and oxen that lived here.
Is it you who is missing a boot? Oh, not you?
We'll head back outside to check the grand chicken suite.
Hey, I spy a farmer!
And some chickens who have lots of space to roam.
And a boat to perch on. How many chickens get their own boat?And these lucky chickens get picture windows, a whole wall of them.
A tiny farmer will urge you along. Come on, there's more to see!
Walk along the fence and you'll see the former pasture. Overgrown, yes, but you'll picture the meandering pregnant mama cows waiting for their babies to arrive.
You'll notice the pathway where the cows used to exit. And you'll picture a herd of cows slowly moving out to pasture, in no hurry whatsoever.
You'll peek under the barn and see the wide open space.
Oops. I forgot to show you this door. This leads to underneath the barn. Yes, it's wide open. And this soil has oodles of worms from the years of manure deposited here. (Garden here it comes!) You'll volunteer to haul some to the garden immediately. Okay, maybe not, but it was worth a try, right?!
You'll walk around the barn, either counting your lucky stars you're not the one to do the work or you'll be dreaming of your someday barn.