This particular auction was at a 1691 house, see above, named the Josiah Crane house, a lovely gambrel roof house with beautiful property. I love the fenced in flower garden in front.
After the barn stuff we all walked around to the outbuildings. Here is the Colonial era schoolhouse, with all kinds of wicker piled outside.
If you look underneath, you can see rough granite pillars that hold up the crib, for air circulation, or so I was told by local people. And the holes in the side are for the same reason.
Here is the old stone blacksmith shop. All the old iron and plows and stuff inside were sold.
What a great day we had. And if you're looking for a property in New England, and maybe Rhode Island would work, here is the realtor's info, Andy Schilke 401-793-6399. The property includes all the beautiful buildings I've shown, as well as 40 acres and is on the Beaver River.