Information from Mark Handeland, Feb 2016.
I am contacting you regarding more information regarding barn restoration and maintenance. I recently discovered the barn foundation.
I have an old barn south of Estherville in Emmet county that has been in my family since being built. It was built around 1880. I live in Minneapolis but I am fixing up the farm house by the barn as a second home and want the barn to stay for many more years. I included some pictures below.
I am mostly looking to connect with others who have done maintenance on old barns or can give me info about maintaining them. I don't know if there are Facebook groups or other communications that barn owners use to stay connected. Perhaps you know people in my area that are interested in preservation of barns or have done restorations themselves. I am planning on sending a membership form in so that may give me more information.
A few pictures if you are interested. The first is a before and after when the roof was replaced and painting was done about 6 years ago. I have many pictures if you know someone that would like more. Feel free to share this email.