Thursday Doors

Version 2I’m a sucker for barn doors of any type so when I attended the Blueberry Pruning workshop at Tuckaway Farm I had to take a shot of these doors.

I love doors with character and history. They cause me to wonder – who built them, what year, how many times have them been opened and closed, what’s inside?

I once dreamed of converting a barn into living space until my heartΒ caught up with my wallet. Then I moved on to wanting a set of barn doors inside, but that never worked out either. So, I’m just a big barn door fan.

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Tuckaway Farm is home to four generations of the Cox family, covers 250 acres, has a bio diesel facility, grows huge vegetable and fruit crops, and is home to the Wentworth Hunt Club.

It’t not your average farm so it shouldn’t have average barn doors. πŸ™‚

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, March 31, 2016.

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About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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47 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. I can see why you’d snap a photo of these…so old and full of character.

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  2. I love how the whole building looks like an amalgam of bits and pieces collected from other interesting working buildings. Very fine doors – and very fine weather by the looks of it!

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  3. Love old buildings and these are great!

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  4. joannesisco says:

    I too love barn doors on a sliding track. It’s unlikely I will ever have a farm, or a barn, but I keep hoping for an inside door on a sliding track πŸ™‚

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  5. I am tickled by these doors and their nearly new hardware!!

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    Well weathered building and doors Judy. This building has a charm that is hard to describe, but I’d like to go inside and poke around. I can only imagine what secrets it holds. I love barn doors as well. I did manage to build one for my workshop, I’ll feature that after the long-delayed renovation is complete.

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  7. pbmgarden says:

    Good one Judy! Old farm buildings catch my eye and I always wonder about the lives touched by them.

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  8. As wonderful as old doors are, the stories behind them, plain or not, are indeed what makes them most fascinating. Have a wonderful Thursday, Judy.

    janet

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  9. Dawn says:

    Old barns always catch my eye as well, Judy. Love these old doors! Just imagine all of the hard-working people that opened these doors early each morning as they set off to work. Blueberries always make me think of New Hampshire. While visiting NH years ago, I bought a small, stoneware crock with a basket of blueberries inscribed on it. Today it holds dried flowers and herbs from last year’s garden. So many wonderful places to visit in your area!

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  10. Laurie Graves says:

    Wow! That’s quite a farm, and those are quite the doors. Lucky for you, with your love of old barns, that you live in northern New England.

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  11. Joyce says:

    I have seen homes with reclaimed barn doors in decorating magazines and they are so appealing! Ages ago, I went through a “I-want-to-live-in-a-barn” phase, too. Just seems like you would feel so powerful and protected inside one of them! (But, of course, the project was well out of my skill set and financing ability!) The doors you show here remind me of my grandpa’s chicken coop. He built in that same style of simple, utilitarian charm.

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    • I spent a lot of time reading books about living in a barn, renovating a barn, etc., etc. I just never appreciated what it would cost to do that either yourself or with a contractor. It was so far out of my retirement range, it was funny. Your grandpa had a chicken coop – I bet you have stories to tell. πŸ™‚

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  12. reocochran says:

    There is something about barns and their history that attracts my eyes as I “tool” along the countryside. Did you ever see my winter, weathered white barn (Thursday’s Doors post) in the fog, where the clever owners named it, “Lazy Man’s Rest,” Judy?

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  13. Well, if I would of been there with you…we would of planned our get away with these doors!!!

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  14. joey says:

    I love old wooden doors, let alone barn doors, and on a track! Excellent capture.
    I have some family that restored an old barn. Rumor is that restoring that barn cost them more than their home — but who can put a price on history, hm? (I can. Which is why I don’t restore barns. lol)

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  15. Norm 2.0 says:

    I’m a sucker for old barns too. This one is just lovely Judy – good find πŸ™‚

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  16. Murphy's Law says:

    LOVE anything to do with barns and farm houses. These doors are great. I wish they could talk! They’ve seen years of use and are still going strong! The photo is “picture perfect” I would love to live in a converted barn, but that ain’t happening! LOL!

    Maybe we all lived on farms in another life!

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    • Now, that’s an interesting thought. πŸ™‚ I know growing up and being able to enjoy my grandparents’ barn sure made an impact on me, then we built a new modern barn in KS, and now we have an old barn. I may not live in one, but I have one to enjoy. πŸ™‚

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  17. Very sun-kissed building, lovely old barn. Interesting about the blueberries. They grow wild on a mountain not too far from us and we go there every summer to pick them. Unfortunately the birds and wildlife like them, too, and they hardly leave any for us – but the exercise we get in climbing is worth the effort.

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  18. jesh stg says:

    Never give up on your dreams, Judy! Who knows you’ll have another chance for barn-living:):) The one you captured has looks warm and inviting! Blueberries – oh yum!

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  19. germac4 says:

    A lovely old barn door, I feel as if someone should be sitting in front of it singing a folk song!

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  20. RuthsArc says:

    Very nice doors, Judy.

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  21. Oh I love a good set of barn doors too! Those sliding white doors are great – nice choice!

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  22. Beautiful barn doors and the barn itself if pretty cool, too! Add me to the list of those who love old barns.

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  23. The photos have a lot of character, reflecting the farm.

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  24. Wonderfully rustic doors for the challenge, Judy. πŸ™‚

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  25. Grandma Kc says:

    So you are famous! I was sitting in the doctor’s office this morning (Friday, April 1) and your door post was in my news feed on my phone! I was so surprised and very happy for you! Bet you had some good stats on this post — which is awesome by the way!

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  26. Great weathered barn door and barn! Do the two doors in the first image open apart/together on an exterior wheeled track? I can almost hear them sliding across the track.

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  27. treadway says:

    When I was young I found these plans for ‘barn’–the bottom was for the horse and the upstairs for me to live in! It just never came about.

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  28. I saw a home design redo show that used barn doors in the house. Very cool! I’d love a pair as long as they don’t smell like the barn they came out of. πŸ˜‰

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  29. Wow, absolutely beautiful! I would love to attend a blueberry pruning workshop. Sounds so helpful πŸ™‚

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