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Restoring agriculture's foundation

By Lacey Newlin

It’s the quintessential element of a farm. It’s the towering structure that protects the hay, tractor or even a horse. The reliable safe haven that has been around since Great-Grandpa was born, the paint faded and chipped but scarlet in color as the stripes of our flag. It’s a barn.

 

“There are two English names for barns—bere and byre. The first is for grain and the second one is for animals,” said George Yonnone, an expert restoration contractor.

 

Yonnone adds that settlers after the age of the Pilgrims would get land and build a barn first, and they would live in the barn with their animals. Then later they would build a home.

 

“The barn was the most important structure on the property because it protected their livelihood and their food,” he said.

 

Yonnone’s restoration business is located in western Massachusetts. Starting in 1970, he has restored almost every type of barn in existence. He mostly works on 18th century and some late 17th century buildings. Specializing in structural repair of barns and houses, Yonnone travels across the United States to rescue structures in dire need of a makeover.

 

“It requires a good imagination and a good grasp of applied physics, which most carpenters today don’t have,” Yonnone says of restoration. [Read More]



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