Posted on August 22, 2020
This was the interior of our barn when we bought Brokedown Palace. Yes, that is a big hole in the roof in the middle of the image.
What were we thinking?
Posted on May 8, 2020
When we bought our French house (aka ‘Brokedown Palace’), this is the state that the barn was in. Those bales of rotting hay were all that were holding up not only the roof (such as it was), but pretty much the entire edifice. Since part of the bâtiment belongs to our neighbour, getting it fixed was something of a priority. It cost about as much as we originally paid for the house and land in the first place.
And that was just the tip of the iceberg…
Posted on October 21, 2019
My contribution to #MondayWindow this week is a now bricked-up little window in an old barn in the nearby village of Asniers. Originally, this would have provided light and ventilation for the livestock kept within, but in all likelihood this barn (like ours) is now only used for storage.
Monday Window 21 October 2019
Posted on December 10, 2015
This is the door of the barn that belongs to my neighbour Bernard; it’s about 100 feet from my own front door.
Earlier this year, Bernard replaced the roof of this barn, which was in a very poor condition. As a result we were, for a couple of weeks, inundated by displaced barn spiders about the size of your fist.
Be that as it may, he left the door in its original state. I quite like the sapling growing in front of it, which adds some contrast.