A Snowy Scene

Farm & Ranch Living - - THIS OLD BARN -

THE BARN ON MIKE CON­NOR’S PROP­ERTY has been a part of his fam­ily since 1920. When Mike’s fa­ther, Joe, and un­cles pur­chased the prop­erty where the 1895 barn sits to­day, a 1900 house (which is also still used) and the barn were both part of the deal. It housed horses at the time, but th­ese days Mike and his wife, Ellen, use the barn as a garage, work­shop and stor­age fa­cil­ity.

Mike snapped this photo shortly af­ter Christ­mas 2016 with some 32 inches of snow on the ground.

PHO­TOS BY MIKE CON­NOR STARKWEATHER, NORTH DAKOTA

The Connors saved their barn, which had sills in bad con­di­tion, by low­er­ing it 8 feet in 1983.

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