December 5, 2011

Barn Charm 62...from Littleton, NH to Littleton, MA...

I recently relocated back to southern NH. I am spoiled by life in the country and don't plan to buy milk in plastic containers from the grocery store. I wondered if the Shaw Farm in Dracut was still operating but opted to take a morning drive to the Spring Brook Farm in Littleton, MA...a locavore's paradise. The farm has been in existence since 1713. I believe it is the 11th oldest family farm in the country.

Unfortunately they don't sell thier own milk anymore. I asked, and was told their creamery had burnt down. Fortunately they did have glass bottled milk from the Shaw Farm. Shaw Farm makes awesome eggnog at Christmastime. I guess they got an order but it sold out immediately!

I took these barn photos on my way back home...









16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that 2nd one! such a pretty place!

SouthCoast Guy said...

Great shots

Rose said...

I so love these...think I the middle one is my favorite, too.

Carletta said...

All of these are wonderful barn examples but I am drawn to the huge red barn complex - beautiful composition!

Elaine said...

These are beautiful! Now you've made me crave some eggnog.....

Mari said...

What beautiful barns! I love that second one and it's cupola. Some eggnog sounds pretty good. :)

Beth said...

all beautiful. great shots. my fav is #2. (:

Tanya said...

interesting post and i love that cute little pig weather vane!

Jill Wellington said...

I love how you got low and shot the first barn...makes it look important. Also LOVE the red barn.

Margaret said...

Love that second shot, but they are are all worthy of their own post. :)

Andrew said...

All lovely to see.. I am amazed how many different shapes appear in all these wonderful buildings.

Larry said...

Having grown up in Vermont, I immediately knew upon seeing your linking photo that there had to be New England structures coming my way! Larry

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

1713? Goodness gracious! The history of a place like that just floors me! =) What beautiful old barns.
Thanks for joining =)

Genie said...

That second one makes me think of Mt. VErnon for some reason. All 4 barns are wonderful. The pid on the weather vane is precious, and the barn before it looks brand new. The first one appears to no longer be in use, but is still in pretty good condition. All of your captures are fabulous. genie

Ruta said...

...the second one was the home of Hollis and Ellen Nichols who have now passed on...not sure who owns it now but it is gorgeous especially during apple blossom time...

EG Wow said...

Very cool pig vane, I think this is the first vane that you have posted that I have actually taken a similar photo of.