pg 80 Chapter IV. Year 1845 1. The Barn Poverty alone had caused the question of a barn to be left so long as a mere project. On a farm of such an extent everybody agreed that if was an immediate necessity; but it would be an expense of about 4000fr. Finally, the matter having been agreed upon in council, the foundations were dug at the beginning of this summer, and everything was in readiness for the harvest. The dimensions were 80 x 40 ft. Under the entire length and breadth of the building is a basement of 8 ft in height which can winter two hundred sheep, and in which all the potatoes and other roots that the farm produces and that need to be protected from freezing may be stored away. This barn is the finest in the whole surrounding country. The ground floor can hold in sheaves 2,000 bushels of wheat, 1000bu. of oats, 500 bu. of barley, leaving in the middle plenty of room for threshing, winnowing, etc. In a word, it is the bank and the treasury of the farm. It is solid enough to last twenty- five or thirty years.