The Grooms’ Heritage Barn. How a Family Restored their 1915 Stockman’s Barn

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Barn Preservation, DYI, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | 3 comments

This is a post by Charles Leik. Charles is chairman of the National Barn Alliance. It was James Grooms’ great-great grandfather (five generations back) Martin Becker, a German immigrant, who settled in north central Nebraska (Cherry County) in the 1880s.  He built a typical barn for this ranching and diversified farming area that housed the cattle, work horses and several cows that produced milk for family use.   According to family lore, this first Becker did well given high wheat prices during WWI and as a result raised his second barn around 1915, which was a very large barn for...

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Attend The Annual Conference! Joint Conference with the Friends of Ohio Barns.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Conferences, DYI, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Attend The Annual Conference! Joint Conference with the Friends of Ohio Barns.

Join the Friends of Ohio Barns for their thirteenth annual conference in collaboration with the National Barn Alliance! It will be an entertaining and informative conference and barn tour on April 27th and 28th, 2012 in Summit County, OH. Summit County is home to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Cuyahoga Countryside Conservancy Program. Homebase for the conference is the Clarion Inn & Conference Center (240 E Hines Hill Rd, Hudson, OH 44236; phone # 330-653-9191). The barn tour will include some of the barns in the conservancy as well as learning about the program...

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