Daniel Stong's Grain Barn

Daniel Stong's huge grain barn at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Processed as a painted photograph.  Holly Cawfield Photography
The Stong Grain Barn

Two goats running by the Stong grain barn at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  Holly Cawfield Photography
Runnin' Wild

Two little girls looking over the fence by the Stong grain barn at Black Creek Pioneer village.  Holly Cawfield Photography

Daniel Stong's Grain Barn
On its original location

The barn has both Pennsylvania German and English influences in its construction.  It is a single 
storey with double cribs or mows for grain storage.  It has a large threshing floor in the centre
which was used for threshing and winnowing  The threshing was the beating free of the grain
seeds, and the winnowing (from the old English word for 'wind') left the heavier grain kernels free 
of chaff. 

A small granary with partitioned bins was used for storing the gleaned grain while the straw was
saved for bedding.

The building is cantilevered, that is the west side of the structure does not rest on the ground but 

has open space beneath it to provide shelter for storage or livestock.  The log construction has
intentional gaps between the timbers to allow adequate ventilation for the hay and grain crops
stored withing.

Restored and open to the public in 1960.

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