Barns and Outbuildings: And How to Build Them

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Lyons Press, Sep 1, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 235 pages
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First published in 1881, this beautiful volume presents dozens of practical examples of barns and outbuildings, both large and small - complete with illustrations, floor plans, and building instructions. Here are a wealth of designs, including a western cattle barn with covered cattle stalls and feeding apparatus; a portable pigpen with self-closing doors; a corn house and self-feeding corn crib; ice houses; springhouses; granaries; dog houses; pigeon houses; and more. Close attention is paid to choosing the correct foundation and materials for a particular structure. The reader is also taught to take into account the overall aesthetic of the farm when planning the location of one building in relation to another as well as in relation to the surrounding landscape. Combining sturdy practicality with fine craftsmanship, Barns and Outbuildings is a fascinating tribute to the beauty of the farm and the ingenuity of the American farmer. (4 1/2 X 7 1/4, 240 pages, illustrations, diagrams)

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Has brief descriptions on building. Can give ideas for how to set up interior of buildings. Read full review


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Byron D. Halsted (1852 1918) was a noted American biologist and educator. He was born in Venice, New York, and studied at Michigan State University and at Harvard University (DSc, 1879). He began teaching botany at Iowa State University in 1885, moving on to Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1889.

Nathaniel Tripp's Vietnam memoir, "Father, Soldier, Son," was a "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year. He has also written children's books and produced films and television shows about nature and science. Shortly after returning from Vietnam, he produced the first "public service" television advertisements about the environment for the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society. He has lived on a Northeast Kingdom hill farm in Vermont since 1973 and is married to author Reeve Lindbergh. Along with part-time farming, he has an interest in local railroading and tourism and is founder of the St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society.

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