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Come See Jan in November

November 4, Albion: For barn lovers, I will be presenting a program at 1:30 p.m. at the monthly meeting of the E.L.T. Club in the Albion Public Library.

November 6, Battle Creek: Special guest at Battle Creek Books, a lovely new bookstore in downtown Battle Creek at 7 p.m. Special holiday gift-giving opportunity!

November 10, Lansing: I will be at the fall meeting of a Sorority of Educators in Lansing at 4:15 p.m. on Brookside Drive.

 Barns: A Love Story” will feature a three-part presentation to include images of some fascinating barns across the country, barns and surprising quotations about them; and images of and tales about some of Michigan’s own barns. More...

Thank you for taking time to stop by. I appreciate your interest in my work as an author, columnist, speaker, and as a person passionate about the preservation of our nation’s heritage barns. It is a joy to receive your emails, calls, and book orders.

Spring rekindles in many of us the enthusiasm to tackle the projects and make the connections we hope will lead to good things. In recent weeks I have been awed, delighted and inspired by the emails that have come from people in various parts of the country who share my interests. Please, please, know that if I could do more I would, and sometimes ideas and intent exceed time and tenacity! But our hearts are in the right place so keep in touch! And thank you so much for writing.

Jan - A.K.A. The Barn Lady


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Send to 2444 Halbert Road, Battle Creek, MI, 49017.

Beautiful Century-Old English Barn For Sale

Barn For Sale

“Grandfather Barn,” a beautiful, centenarian, three-bay pegged barn, has moved from Battle Creek, Michigan, to Illinois. Unwanted by the farmer who had not used it for more than thirty years, my husband, an Amish crew, and I dismantled, cleaned and stored it while professional designs were drawn for a two-story barn house with a loft, breezeway, and two-car garage. Life, however, hold surprises. Unforeseen opportunities have taken us in another direction, quite literally. Life moves on for Grandfather Barn and for us as well!

Our engineer-approved plans for an open-concept barnhouse are for sale and could be adapted, saving thousands of dollars. Email me for more information.