I was driving into Flesherton the other day and was surprised to see a barn being carefully dismantled. And even more surprising, I saw a purple barn and driveshed further north, driving back to Markdale!
This farm has been for sale for awhile, but this day there was a gang of men working at taking it down. They already had all the outer boards removed. It appeared that everything was being salvaged.
You could see one fellow walking around on the beams. Hope he's got a good sense of balance!
I've always been fascinated with exactly how barns are framed, with all the joints and dowels and braces and unusual names for different timbers. You can see a lot of it in this view of the side of the barn. Probably no nails and it's held together for over 100 years.
But driving down the road, this barn and driveshed was what really surprised me. I've never seen a barn painted purple before!
This has been done this summer, because I drive this road regularly and haven't seen it before. I thought they chose a great shade of real purple too!
The sign on the barn says 'Fools Paradise', and the figure painted below & beside it is that of an old-fashioned court jester!