Monthly Archives: August 2015

She Sheds

I don’t know who coined the phrase “She Shed” but I wish it would have been me.

She sheds have been getting attention lately. We have, for many years, been building sheds and cabins for every imaginable use. Recently, we have heard the term “She Shed” used to describe some of these buildings.

Beachy Barns Cottage as Featured in the Columbus Dispatch

Beachy Barns Cottage as Featured in the Columbus Dispatch

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Recently Allison Ward with the Columbus Dispatch interviewed several of our customers about their projects.

We are always interested in how our sheds are being used and we love it when someone in the media shares that interest.

Here is a link to article:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2015/08/20/1-havens-to-betsy.html

 

 

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2015 Photo Contest

We are live with our 2015 Photo Contest!

 

We think all Beachy Barns are good looking. It is time to show off some of that good looks.

Submit a picture of your Beachy Barn to win.

The top 6 pictures, as judged by our staff of experts, (to be clear, we are experts at building sheds not at judging pictures, but we are the judges) The best 6 pictures will receive a $25. gift card for Der Dutchmen Restaurant and Bakery.

The best picture will also receive a poly fan back rocker ($292.00 value) Great for your porch or deck.

Click the picture below for more information and to enter the contest.

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This Old Barn

Recently, over on the Beachy Barns Facebook page, I commented about our old barn that was Barn top in the background of some of the pictures I post.

 

We think she was built in the 1930’s and added onto somewhere through the years. The barn has gone through changes over the years. Originally used for cows, horses and hay storage, then, in the early 80’s, instead of the sound of animals and farm equipment, the barn heard the sound of kids cheering and volleyball and basketballs slamming against the hay loft floor. The hay was gone and the loft was converted into a makeshift sports court that was the natural gathering place for the church youth group.

While the hay loft was being used for volleyball games the downstairs was being slightly remolded to serve and the shop for making the very first Beachy Barns storage sheds.

More recently, that hay loft has been tore out to make more headroom for our lumber storage.Barn back

 

Can you imagine how much that old barn has seen over the years? In the 1930’s, the country was in a depression, Hitler was rising in Europe,  gas was .10 a gallon,  bread was .10 a loaf, Babe Ruth was playing for the Yankees and big band music was all the rage. Well, at least in the city. Out here on a 1930’s Amish farm,  they would have drove horse and buggy, made their own bread and were not really that into the whole big band swing scene.

I wonder how many storms beat on this barn over the years. I wonder how many times the snow load tested her.

Through all the years and changes, the old barn has stood the test of time. Eventually, we may have to take down the old barn to make room for a bigger shop, but the character and workmanship will live on.

Today, Beachy Barns is still building to stand the test of time. We still make our buildings with an eye on the storms that we know they will need to withstand over the decades.

While we are not planning to go back to driving horse and buggy, I sure could go for a piece of homemade bread about now.aerial farm bw

 

 

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