I can't begin to tell you how much fun my boys had exploring my inlaws' barn. You can't blame them, as it is absolutely fantastic. Built in 1900, it has stalls for 22 horses. My father-in-law has done the most amazing job keeping it in pristine condition - no small task considering that roof!
The boys all loved how there is a secret nail installed that will open and shut the big barn door.
Inside, a long aisle is lined with the original wooden wide planked floor boards. It isn't hard to imagine the flicks of horses' tails, and the stomping of hooves.
The stalls are still ready to host equines, with feed buckets in the corners. Did this one house a dappled gray?
On the walls there hang a few vintage bits, an old rope twitch, and some harnesses. And up in the rafters, you'll find this old dump truck, filled with bird nests. I'm not sure how Paul's old dump truck got so high up...
If you climb the stairs up, you'll find rafters and open space - room for loads and loads of hay.
I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a prettier barn anywhere. It certainly spoke to my imagination!
This post linked with Barn Charm Monday.