This volume presents dozens of practical and downright fascinating 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, icehouses, springhouses, granaries, and more. Combining sturdy practicality with fine craftmanship, this historic text is a tribute to the beauty of the farm and the ingenuity of the American farmer.
Copyright 2000, 2008, softcover, 235 pages. Historic 1881 reprint