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Scott D. Bain
Seven Meadows Farm

old cow
Sad excuse for a cow, huh?

seven meadows farm sign

farm house in Watercolour

In the spring of 2000, we bought a mid-nineteenth century farmsted. I have some before/after pictures of what I've done to restore/renew it.

An original quote:
Sometimes I feel that I could do anything ... except find the time.
- S. Bain 2001

Farm house

The barn

front of house

main pond

Fixin' up
(before/after pictures)

"Just tear it down and build a new one (bah!)"

One day many years ago, a dairy truck backed in to the guy wire post that supports the hydro pole. The imbalanced tension was absorbed by the drive shed via its electrical mast. Eventually, the constant pull drew the building's base off of its concrete foundation. Untreated wood in contact with wet dirt for about 20 years managed to eat the first 2 feet of structural framing. The last owner tried to shore it up with beaver-board. (When I pulled the chip-board off, the building dropped about a foot!)
I loosened off the hydro wires and cabled and jacked up that sucker till it was almost straight. After reframing the base I applyed one inch board and batton from a local mill and even built out the sides a bit to make it look straight. It may not be perfect but I'll park my wife's Jag in there without a worry.
My Scotch grrand-dad 'a been mighty proud 'o the savin's - aye!

driveshed being straightened

black thumb

driveshed.jpg

The Stink Room.

From this ...

. . . to this!
backroom1.jpg

Note: The 10 inch dutch cove vinyl siding matched the original siding to a "tee".
. . . Sure, I could have taken a sample of the original stuff and had new clapboard milled for authenticity, but I've got better things to do with my time and money - really!

The easy way to fix a bad wall ...

... install 16 feet of doors
I wonder if I should have gotten a building permit?

...A bit of new siding
time for the weed whacker

The Parthenon
Kind 'a looks like the Parthenon, no?

Around the farm with some of Terry's charlais (and the odd holstein).
 
 
 

What happens when cows eat only plants?
cows.jpg
Slightly irate cow syndrome

cow_calf.jpg

Sandy & cows

farmhouse.jpg

tiny.jpg
Tiny & Laura

frogacide

fishing.jpg
Laura fishing

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