barn built into a hill so that there is ground access at two levels.
narrow board used to cover gaps between siding boards or sheathing; also
used to brace and stiffen boards joined edge-to-edge as in a batten
of the principal horizontal timbers in a wood-framed building.
Its primary function is to carry transverse loads such as floor
joists or rafters.
walled enclosure in which an animal can move about un tethered.
support found under eaves or other overhangs.
ax with a wide, flat head and comparatively short handle.
tobacco with broad leaves. In
East Granby it was grown in open fields in contrast to shade tobacco
that was grown under cloth.
beveled edge created by slicing off the square edge or corner of
horizontal board that connects opposite rafters to stiffen the roof
stall where a cow is restrained by a collar chained to posts.
This gives the cow more freedom to move its head than it has in a
horse that chews wood.
portion of the roof which projects beyond the walls.
hinged or sliding door covering an opening through which feed is passed
into an animal's stall.
food for cattle, horses, sheep, etc., such as cornstalks and hay.
stall in a barn where a cow may rest unrestrained between feedings and
milkings. Segregation from
adjacent stalls is often by a single curved pipe railing.
triangular end of an exterior wall in a building with a ridged roof.
A roof having a double slope on two sides of a building.
A horizontal beam that receives the ends of floor joists and summers in
A mechanically operated devise for lifting or moving hay.
Hay bay (hayloft, haymow)
The place in a barn where hay is stored.
Hay door (hay-loading door)
A door near the top of a barn through which hay is loaded into the loft.
An opening through which hay is dropped, usually to the floor below.
An extension of the ridge of a barn roof which protects or supports
pulley attachments used to load hay into the loft.
A roof formed by four pitched roof surfaces.
Any of the parallel timbers that hold up the planks of a floor or the
laths of a ceiling.
A vertical supporting post between the apex of a triangular truss and
the base, or tie beam, as at the ridge of a roof.
A small addition with a single-pitched roof.
A beam with its ends resting on two posts, often over a wall opening
such as a window or door.
Mechanical watering bowl
A shallow, round metal bowl at the head of a milking station in a barn.
Water is dispensed into the bowl when triggered by a cow's
Milk house (milk room)
The area where milk is kept cold until it is sent to a dairy.
In newer barns, a separate room where cows are brought to be milked
A stall in a barn where individual cows are milked.
A hole or recess cut in a piece of wood to receive a projecting part of
another piece of wood that has been shaped to fit into it.
New England Barn
A three-bay barn with wagon doors at both ends of the central bay.
It is sometimes called a Connecticut barn.
Anything like a reel, as the reel of a fishing rod or a mill wheel.
An early style of house or barn frame in which 11/4" - 2"
thick oak planks, 12" - 15" wide were placed flat-sided about
2" apart into a rabbet on the exterior of the sill and plate.
These plank studs extended two stories and were attached to the
sill, girt and plate with oak pins.
Exterior siding was attached to these planks.
A beam capping the exterior posts or studs to support the rafters.
A timber laid horizontally to support the common rafters of a roof.
Either of a pair of vertical posts set between the rafters and the base,
or tie beam, of a truss at equal distances from the apex.
Any of the boards that slope from the ridge of a roof to the eaves and
serve to support the roof.
The horizontal timber or beam at the ridge of a roof against which the
upper ends of the rafters are set.
Tobacco grown under cloth as compared with tobacco that is grown in a
An outdoor walled enclosure, open at one or both ends, in which silage
A compartment in a stable for one animal.
One of a pair of linked upright bars that fit behind a cow's head to
confine it in a stall.
A long metal strap with a sleeve at one end for a hinge pin.
The strap is attached to an object, usually a door, at points
along its length.
A brace under compression used to strengthen a framework.
Any of a number of upright pieces in the walls of a building to which
laths, etc. are nailed
A room near a stable in which a horse's equipment such as saddles,
A projection on the end of a piece of wood that has been cut to fit
snugly into a socket or mortise in another.
A floor or ground space for threshing or treading out grain, often the
middle bay of the barn.
A wall, usually about three feet tall, between the threshing floor and
an adjacent bay.
Tongue and groove
A joint in which a tongue or tenon in one board fits exactly into a
groove in another.
A wheeled apparatus that rolls on an overhead rail or track and from
which is suspended a grappling fork, for example.
A rigid framework of beams, girders, struts, bars, etc. for
supporting a roof, bridge, etc.
A wood paneling on interior walls, usually less than the height of the
Small openings into the loft of a barn that may have been for