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A Red Barn For All

This barn dating back to the 1800s is a Holden, MA landmark. The structure, with almost eight surrounding acres and a pond, was donated to the town in 2000. Now maintained by the non-profit organization, The Friends of the Red Barn, it is a center that helps people understand New England’s agricultural past while encouraging the appreciation of nature.

Six gardens are maintained on the plot by member/volunteers, and markers around the site educate visitors about the farm’s history. Farm Days offer a wide variety of events to experience farm life close up.

About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature, art and culture. Using a compact camera, I celebrate daily life found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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  1. Very nice! I always see a lot of character and stories in old wooden buildings. I love barns!

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  2. Great shots. It’s always so much fun taking pictures of old barns.

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    1. Thank you. I love taking pics of barns and farms generally–especially if there are farm animals around. 😉

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!
    And the warmth in the sunlight and the colors compensates for the cold, windy and rainy day I am having here in Germany.

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    1. Thanks so much! Wishing you warmer weather in Germany!

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  4. Love seeing old barns and glad to know this one is being preserved.😀😺

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    1. Thanks so much! I love photographing barns–their character shows so easily,

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      1. You’re welcome! Yes, that is so true, we don’t have barns up here in the north.

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