The Barn as been a part of my life ever since I can remember. The lessons I've learned there will forever mean so much to me. Its funny how much a building can shape who you are. I still remember being the curly haired kid watching my grandaddy scrape the barn out, or shaking a calf bottle with the nipple not securely on and covering myself in milk replacer. I spent every Thursday at my Granny and Grandaddy's house and now looking back I'd love to have one more Thursday with the two of them. Whether it was falling from the top of the sawdust pile to the bottom, water fights in the dairy barn, or being pulled in my little red wagon, it seemed we never had anything but fun.
Here's a list of a few lessons I've learned:
1. Just because there are Barn cats doesn't mean they want to be your friend. Still have scars from the scratches.
2. Listening to people who are older than you probably isn't a bad idea (i.e. Falling through the saw dust pile. "But Granny! I get to be the princess up here!")
3. Saving money is the ticket to getting what you want. Every time I fed calves I would get some change and I kept it in a jar until I had enough money to buy the prettiest toy Merry Go Round you've ever seen.
4. The small things end up being the big things. Every single one of these memories was just something small that happened on the farm, yet now they seem so big in helping me be the person I am today.
These are just four out of the countless things my grandparents and 'The Barn' have taught me. And while it was sad to see it no longer be used for the farm I'm so excited to see what it can become! I have watched it transform and I can't wait for all of you to see it! Here's to 2017 being an amazing year and may it be filled with "small things"!
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