On a recent trip to McKenzie’s Farm Stand in Milton, NH, to purchase blueberries, peaches, and their famous apple cider donuts, I noticed a large yellow barn. Well to anyone who always carries a camera, you know what that means – turn around and check it out.
Much to my surprise it was the New Hampshire Farm Museum, which is a working farm that includes the Jones Farm and the Plummer Homestead both dating back to the late 18th century. They offer tours, special events, summer day camp, and a country store that sells fresh heirloom vegetables, eggs, and NH made products like maple syrup.
It wasn’t open, but there were four women, two in period dress, meeting on the front porch while the free-range chickens grazed.
The sign said it was a ‘Ten Footer.’ Hmm – a ten-foot square 19th century shoe shop where families could store their tools and make their own shoes as well as extras to earn money. Interesting.
Big barn door or little Ten Footer door – I liked them both. Here’s hoping you do too. History lesson thrown in for free. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, August 6, 2015.