I did some sightseeing this weekend and wanted to give you a tour of the Big Round Barn on Historical Route 66. You can see more photos and read about the Big Round Barn’s history at ArcadiaRoundBarn.com. The old photos and restoration process are beautiful.
photo credit to Arcadia Historical Society
We’ve listed our house in the city and the place we want is minutes from here. We got an offer this weekend and we went for a Sunday drive to mull it over. I’ll tell you about while I show you iPhone pics of some interesting things at The Big Round Barn.
It’s really scary to sell our house without being sure that we’ll get the farm we want. There will be a period of time in between selling our house and buying our new house where I’m not sure where we’ll live.
Sometimes I wonder if we’re crazy to uproot our lives. Construction is heading this direction, so it makes sense financially. We’ve been feeling like we want a slower, simpler life. Tired of the hustle and bustle.
I can’t wait for my little girl to be in a classroom with 15 kids or less.
And you know, the airs smells different outside the city. It’s so fresh and clean! I’m also trying to be funny; because I’m about to show you photos of a restored outhouse.
Now we climb upstairs and go inside The Big Round Barn. This is the ceiling:
Hubby had to sit down and admire that for a minute.
As a craftsman, you’d have to appreciate how it was constructed. Green wood was soaked and placed into special jigs at the sawmill that was built just for putting up this barn.
It reminds me of the old adage, “Anything worth having is worth waiting for.”
Anything worth having is also worth working for.
Here is a framed photo of the Big Round Barn on Historic Route 66 before the restoration:
I’m so glad someone thought it was important and beautiful. I still have the downstairs museum and gift shop to show you, but I’ll save it for another day. It’s been harder to sew lately, and I might need an excuse to come say hello if I have to pack up my sewing machine.
Until next time!