Monday, November 4, 2013
Faust Park fall weekend
It now displays many rebuilt old buildings.
It is also the home to an historical old carousel..
It contains old framed farm homes, log buildings, school house, store fronts and other buildings.
This first big barn is Sellenriek Barn.
If they had been building it as a home, the gaps would be tighter.
Mud was cheap. Could easily be replaced.
If it didn't get wet, it would last for decades. Usually mixed with grass, straw or horse hair to make it bond better.
Note that the dog trot is enclosed.
Although it no longer serves as a breeze way or place to get out of the sun yet be under roof, it now offers additional room inside. A common practice.
Even the poor dog had to work on the farm.
I guess the dog could dog trot on the dog-trot.
The drawing is an Eric Sloane.