Hi Linda. This is the barn at our Malloch family farm…The barn was built by Dan Malloch my great grandfather in 1909. This is the first major repair ever done on the barn since my great grandfather had the barn built. Check out the thick stone walls. Blake is repairing the corner of the barn his great great grandfather had built. I love history. –Glenda Mahoney
All Photos Glenda Mahoney
Anybody who is familiar with the ways of the Lanark County farmer knows that they set a high value upon their cattle. In fact, it frequently happens that sometimes the cattle are better cared for than the members of the farmer’s family.
If anything goes wrong with the herd, or if the milk sours or the butter will not come, it is set down as a case of “hexeri” and the services of ‘one that knows” are called in. The latter prescribes a charm to be nailed above the stable door, and, in fact, treats the cattle that have been “hexed” just as he does his human patient. In driving through the country districts it is not an unusual sight to observe these charms above the entrance to the cow stable. –The Appeal- 1900
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun Screamin’ Mamas (USA) and The Sherbrooke Record
So What are the Mysterious “diamond cross” cut-outs seen on barns in Lanark County?
Death of Local Farms in 2025? 1975 article
Alan and Betty Thompson Meadowside Farms
The Abandoned Farm House in Carleton Place — Disappearing Farms
The McNaughton Farm– Memories Ray Paquette
Looking for Information on the Native Fort Farm of Fred Sadler of Almonte
The Bryson Craig Farm in Appleton
Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten