In loving memory of
March 15, 1995 ~ November 15, 2004
Scooter, what can we say !
He was a gentle giant !
"If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I would walk up to Heaven
and bring you home again"
We are Bob & Kathy Frydenlund
from New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Our 40-acre farm is located
about 45 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
We host a true 60-foot, 90 year old Round Barn,
which is home to our llamas;
she's only one of a few left standing.
It’s sad to see something so noble as a barn
die a slow and painful death.
They deserve better than what most of them get.
Their roofs no longer keep out the weather,
but some barns were so honestly built
they’re still standing fifty years
after they were left for dead."
Old barns are the relics of rural America.
Most old barns have outlived their usefulness & now
just teeters gently in the wind.
Solemnly minding their own business until
someone comes along and knocks them over.
Round Barns are rich in history.
Standing in an old barn conjures up visions of farmers milking and feeding cows, calves calling for their mamma and cats strolling
lazily throughout the giant, sturdy building.
The cows, horses, other barn animals, farm tools, like axes,
hammers and cow stanchions---
even horses' tails swishing against the barn door---
have all left their marks.
These are historic buildings that will never exist again.
And when they go, a record of our rich agricultural history goes.
The barns are full of stories that, I think, are worth keeping.
"Barns around here will be a thing of the past in 25 years,"
says one barn scavenger.