Keywords: Connected farm buildings
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Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Location: North Yarmouth
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society
Date: circa 1921
Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England, University Press of New England, 1984.)
Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.
The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.
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He farmed the 55-acre homestead until his death in 1864. At this point, a couple of other Loring family members owned Skyline Farm.
These farm buildings were located on Academy Street in Presque Isle about a mile from Main Street. View additional information about this item on…
… crop, paid off their mortgages, improved their farm buildings and their homes and found themselves with more leisure time.