All of the farm buildings are in excellent shape, either new, completely rebuilt, or restored within the past 20-years. All farm buildings except sheds have lightening protection.
There are three restored barns. All have Fabral metal roofs, two barns have Fabral metal siding and doors. Wood siding and doors were retained on the picturesque red tobacco barn. The pole barns have new concrete footers.
The smallest is a 24’ x 32’ bank barn with 2-levels. This barn was completely rebuilt in 1997 on its original concrete foundation with a concrete floor added. The lower level is built into a slope with above ground windows on 3-sides and sliding walk-out doors on the rear. This area is used to store hand held equipment and supplies. The full loft above has sliding doors front and back, a copula. Used for long term storage.
The middle barn 32’ x 48’ and is used for storing two hay wagons, hay elevator, and miscellaneous farm equipment. It has a 16’x48’ hay loft on one side of the barn, the other is open above to accommodate two hay wagons. Behind this barn is a 500-gallon off-road diesel storage tank with solar & battery powered fuel pump. A small solar panel is mounted on the side of this barn.
The largest, a 32’ x 48’ red tobacco barn, is over 80-years old. The original post & beam frame has been reinforced with six vertical steel I-beams set in 6’ deep concrete footers, each connected by horizontal I-beams. This building will be standing for the next 100 years. The exterior is the original poplar wood siding with a recent galvanized metal roof. It has 3-bays with doors on each side for drive-thru convenience, plus one ½ width bay loft. This barn is used for storing large farm equipment, firewood, and spare materials. A roof mounted 100 Watt solar panel powers 4-low voltage battery chargers to maintain equipment batteries during winter storage.
The 8-stall stable is 38’ x 60’ with an 8’ covered overhang on each side for overall dimensions of 54’ x 60’. There are seven 12’x12’ stalls, one 12’x16’ stall, plus feed storage and tack rooms. Each stall has a sliding stall door in front, Dutch door in the rear, a swing-out feeder, permanently mounted fan, and ¾” interlocking rubber floor mats. The 14’ center aisle is equipped with cross ties and folding saddle racks. There is a hay loft above with gable end doors and vented cupola on the roof. This stable has an outdoor washdown area with heated water.
The shed-row stable is 12’ x 46’ with an exhaust fan mounted in the cupola. There are three 12’x12’ stalls and a 6’x10’ tack room with covered porch entrance. Each stall has Dutch stall door in front with a window in the rear, and side on the two end stalls, permanently mounted fan, and ¾” interlocking rubber floor mats.
There are three 12’x 24’ open front run-in sheds in horse pastures.
The 18’ x 80’ equipment shed has an open front with a 3’ roof overhang. There are five bays, each 16’ wide.
Two storage sheds are 12’ x 18’ & 10’ x12’ with asphalt roofs and vinyl siding.