For nearly a decade now I have driven back and forth through the tiny village of Rocklyn. I was down there the other day again, through my old tromping ground, and again I noticed this beautiful stone barn (or perhaps more properly drive shed), right in the village between houses, and right at the edge of the road.
It's not your usual old barn around here, being only one story high, like just the foundation of a larger barn, but it was obviously built like this. Perhaps it started out as a drive shed for the former small church across the road.
It's quite a good size, but I don't know what's inside. I don't think I've ever seen the door open, so I don't know what it's used for, or if it's used at all.
Interesting patterns in the old wood of the 'man-door', set into the bigger barn door. At some point in the distant past this was obviously painted red.
At some point someone has added these concrete buttresses along the south wall, counteracting the beginning of a slight bow in the wall.
I always look closely at the corner stones of old barns. This one is almost entirely made of limestone as far as I can see. Look at those somewhat square-cut corners on the bigger limestone blocks.
Looks like the north wall is bowing out a bit too, but I hope it survives for many decades yet. It's the only old stone barn I know of in the entire region.
Meanwhile, the snow is melting fast here; it's above freezing and the snow just vanishes into thin air. We have freezing rain in the forecast for Monday.