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Image is a digital painting of sunset at Maple Grove Farm in North Pomfret. The background hills are in East Barnard, Vermont.
Perhaps now, someone can clarify the road but I'll keep searching. Is this image the one you are searching for? Best of luck!
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If you get the chance to view her "favorites" on her site, you'll be very impressed by them. ( I recognize all the Vermont themed ones )
I came across a Maple View Rd in N Pomfret which is off Pomfret Road on MapQuest. I'll be in that area sometime this weekend, I'm sure to come across it or I can ask a local resident.
If I find the road name or if someone else does it will be posted here.
If it sounds too good to be true, its probably . . . .
Some one was working there, gathering brush. He told me that only this fall the owner of the farm had decided to clear from the roadside a lot of tall brush and a very large old maple tree that had obscured the view from the road, which may explain why I have not seen the barn before (it is equally possible that I simply have never gone up this road, since it does not look promising from its starting point in East Barnard).
I have had a number of conversations with farmers in Pomfret about their barns, and about all of the old barns in the area. They have told me that most of the picturesque old farm buildings here were erected during the period from about 1870 to 1900, and that, not surprisingly, many are now in poor repair. Sinking corner posts, crumbling stone foundations, and failing roofs are common. And, the restoration of these buildings is quite expensive--I have heard several stories of expenditures in the one hundred thousand dollar range just to save an old barn. This explains, I suppose, why the old barn on Mack's Mountain Road, in Peacham, vanished this year. And, in fifteen or twenty years it may explain why none of the great old barns in the Pomfret and Woodstock hills still exist.
An American itinerant self-taught Quaker sign and stage coach painter, Edward Hicks, eked by a living by making "portraits" of farms in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area in the 1830s and 1840s. His charming folk paintings of farms, often complete with proud farmer and his family and prize livestock in the scene, are a wonderful record of rural farm life in eastern Pennsylvania at the time. How fine it would be to have a new Hicks here, while these buildings still stand.
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A few reports, or a stray discovery, are barely adequate thanks to all.
Nope, I never made it up that far North on Saturday. I needed to head South to make it in time for the Friesian display in Townshend. I'll try again next time. The saga continues......ctyanky wrote:Mark: I truly hope you find the barn this weekend! It's meant to be. Good luck!
It is fun to build up the list, check things off and add new ones so your sense of adventure is always calling you! There should always be a "to do list" in Vermont. It keeps you coming back year after year!
Some of the things I have yet to do are the islands, North Hero, etc., one last lift ride out of 8 (Stratton) in the state of Vermont (I finally got to ride the Killington Gondola after 3 years of no gos!), the far NW corner of VT, dog sledding (yes they have it in fall but on wheels), climbing all the fire towers (I only have done one out of MANY!), The Spirit of the Ethan Allen cruise on Lake Champlain, the list goes on.
So make the Maple Grove Farm at the top of your list for next year or it will be the perpetual phantom!