As can be seen from the above photo taken in early August
2005, the barn at Shady Lane Farm was in desperate need of some
cosmetic attention. This is the back or northeast side of the
barn and had born the harshest weather conditions that New
England winters can dish out. How long the shingles had been
there was anyone's guess.
I took this photo from inside the barn after the shingles
had been removed. It's dazzling. The light you see overhead was
the flash of the camera (or sunlight?) reflecting off of the
third story window.
The roofers replaced the shingles with... not siding... but
metal roofing left over from previous jobs
The age of the shingles is revealed (hint: 1951)
Voilà! The most colorful barn in New England!