After a night of rain and warm temperatures there was fog in the morning. It turned into a beautiful day once the fog burned off.
As I drove I came upon this barn and decided to stop. The sun was trying to break through and I was looking straight east at this barn. I returned a second time when the sun was in a better position. I took a picture and the owner came out. It was a beautiful barn he was slowly restoring. He told me about some of the work he was doing on his barn.
The barn had an old “fire mark” on it. In the olden days you received a fire mark to display on your barn when you buy fire fund insurance. If you have a fire and you paid into the fund they fight the fire. If not, you’re on your own. This one had UF on it. I did some searching and found it is a fire mark from “United Fireman’s Insurance Co. – Philadelphia. It also said it would weigh 3 – 4 pounds and have one hole on each side which this one did.
I continued my foliage run and came upon the Frye’s Measure Mill in Wilton, NH. I spent almost 2 hours looking around and taking pictures. It is a working mill with lots of history making colonial and shaker boxes, etc. Lots of nice things in their gift shop. www.fryesmeasuremill.com They give tours in the summer and fall. The water reflection of the mill was so clear it almost makes the pictures look fake. Pam and I will do the tour next week.