Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Graywood Farm in Winter
From a distance, when you drive along Geiger Road from the west, approaching our farm, the newly restored barn doesn't catch the eye until you see the glint of the 98 solar panels that cover the south roof. Even on a very cold day the panels are at work, generating electricity for the farm's needs.
Looking north up the driveway, the solar panels are obvious. The barn is set behind the vintage machine shed which has a gambrel roof that terminates slightly above ground level. Machine sheds with the gambrel construction are found in several counties in Michigan's Thumb and date from the 1940's and 1950's.