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Barn of the Month

November 2016: THOMAS GRAHAM GHOST BARN

Last year at this time we took the holidays and celebrations–Halloween (October 31st), All Saints’ Day (November 1st), and  All Souls’ Day (November 2nd)–as an opportunity to introduce a fun feature of our website: Ghost Barns!  Many barns in the San Juan Islands have been lost to fire, storms, old age, or demolition.  To recognize these barns … Continue reading

Barn of the Month

October 2016: GRISWOLD BARN

Along with changes in Fall foliage and the bringing in of the harvest, October offers the opportunity to reflect on the wonderful restorations of some old island barns.  The Griswold Barn on Blind Bay, Shaw Island, is a great example: originally built for dairy operations, the structure has been carefully restored, with reinforced foundations and new flooring, roofing, … Continue reading