2018 Fall Barn Tour
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Each year, Friends of Minnesota Barns hosts a tour of barns in different areas of the state.
This year’s tour will highlight a couple of interesting properties in the Jordan and New Prague area.
We will meet at 9:30 am at McDonald’s in Jordan (260 Triangle Lane North, Jordan, MN 55352). Be sure to dress for the weather!
We’ll visit a large equestrian barn in Jordan, then have our boxed lunch at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park in New Prague and visit the remaining 1-2 barns in the afternoon. Snacks and water will be provided on the tour.
The cost is $15 for FoMB members, $20 for non-members, payable to FoMB and sent to P.O. Box 812, Forest Lake, MN 55025
A box lunch is available to purchase for $8 (or you can bring your own). Sandwich choices are ham, turkey, roast beef, club or vegetarian (2 sides and cookie included). You MUST pre-order your lunch by September 15.
To RSVP to the tour and order lunch contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-331-1187
Painting Barn Quilts
With Instructor Cynthia Buchholz
Date: July 15, 2018
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 East County Road D, Maplewood, MN 55109
Description of Class:
Painting barn quilts is a popular, lively 4-hour class with guided instruction which will take you through the process of barn quilt painting from beginning to end. Students will choose a barn quilt pattern from the several dozen offered or can even bring their own (though instructor will evaluate difficulty level). Instructor will offer a wealth of knowledge regarding barn quilt history, measuring, layout, taping and painting as related to this art form. Students will leave with their own masterpiece ready to hang and hopefully the desire to start a Barn Quilt Trail in their neighborhood!
Cost of Class:
- $35 registration fee per participant.
- $35 material fee due to instructor at beginning of class.
- 2’x2’ exterior grade specialty sign board with 2-3 pre-applied coats of Behr exterior primer. This is a 5-step 2-day process that is already done for you!
- Over 60 fabulous colors of the highest quality Behr exterior paint to choose from.
- “Frog” brand tape, yardsticks, pencils, erasers.
- Foam brushes, aprons, quilters squares and rulers, extension cords, blow dryers, even the screws to hang your Masterpiece!
- Last but not least..always, always a DANCE OFF!!! (or two) prizes and laughter!
Please feel free to contact with any questions! (320) 469-3973
RSVP to Bill Bruentrup: email@example.com or 651-426-4718.
This well preserved early 20th century farmstead is important to the Isanti County history as it is associated with the potato growing industry and the Erickson family who started a variety of businesses including Holiday Stations and Super America Service Stations. Dennis and Julie Davis now own the farmstead and also own The Big Round Barn in Andover which houses an antique and gift store, we plan on stopping there after the farmstead.
As a courtesy to our hosts I am asking you to RSVP
Clyde is located between White Bear Lake and Stillwater.
Take US Hwy 96 East from US Hwy 61 to Ideal Avenue (about 3.3 miles) then north on Ideal Avenue about 1.3 miles, he is on the right side.
Clyde has an eclectic collection of small farm, horse-drawn implements and grain drill ends dating from the 1850s to the early 1900s housed in his log cabin museum. Clyde also has a vast collection of old tools, cast iron toolboxes, wagon reach plates, planter ends, push header platforms and a number of cast iron seats. He takes great pride in this fine collection and everything is in pristine condition.
As a courtesy to our hosts I am asking you to RSVP:
Please join the Friends of Minnesota Barns at the Annual Meeting, to be held at the Shepherd's Hill Farm in Montgomery, MN on May 6th.
Lunch and social at 1 pm followed by a short business meeting with FoMB Board elections, and photo contest winner presentations. The meeting will also include a presentation by Gordon W. Fredrickson, an award winning farm heritage author and poet. Read below for fliers on the presentation and Mr. Fredrickson.
Box lunches are available at a cost of $5 for members and $10 for non-members and must be ordered by May 1st. The choices are Ham, Turkey or Vegetarian and can be paid for at the event. To order email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-426-4718. All are welcome but if you plan on lunch you must order by the 1st as there will not be any extras.
Annual memberships are due at this meeting.
10970 Cody Lake Trail
Montgomery, MN 56069
Come and see this one of a kind barn being built by Jeff. It is a 50 X 70 Gambrel roof barn with a full hayloft and “widows peak" that would have covered and supported the hay carrier where it extended past the end of the barn. This is what I would call a hy-bred barn as it is built in the traditional style using modern construction materials and practices.
The barn features a 6’ high poured foundation then 2 X 8 walls to the loft floor which is constructed using trusses for joists, the roof rafters which are also built using floor trusses rest on glulam beams at the Gambrel break in the roof and at the peak. The entire barn will be covered with metal for low maintenance and longevity. This is definitely not a pole barn! The barn will be used as a calving barn for his Akaushi Beef Business. Jeff crop farms about 4,000 acres and raises hogs and the specialized Akaushi beef, which is a premium breed of beef that originated in Japan.
The barn is located in SW Minnesota in an area that features many beautiful farmsteads and has a good number of well kept old barns. It is quite a haul from the cities but is a nice day trip with good roads. The barn will be fully constructed and used for housing cattle on the day of the rescheduled coffee chat.
RSVP after January 15th to email@example.com or 651-426-4718; Cell 612-581-1620