Sunday, April 15, 2007
This spot on the north side of the old Hughes Road barn reveals a number of things. The barn siding had been removed save for this one vertical strip. This tells me that the lean-to portion, which is still standing, was once painted yellow as was the pump house.
Hay has fallen through the edge of the flooring to fill the space between the inner and outer board, packing down tightly and forming a type of inadvertent insulation. At least I believe this was inadvertent. I've never heard of a farmer insulating the barn with hay.