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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

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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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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