We’re back from the short stay in Bar Harbor. Yesterday I went to Hawley Bog looking for an Autumn pitcher plant. Afterward I passed this barn on Clesson River Road in Buckland, MA as I have many times on the way to the bog and have made one prior image. However, it’s Autumn and that helps to spiff up the scenery just a bit. As far as I know it is still a working dairy farm supplying product to the Cabot Cheese Cooperative. I love their extra sharp cheddar. Mary Beth likes their Whole Milk Vanilla Greek Yogurt. Whether Clesson donates to the creation of that cheese and yogurt I have no idea but as a cooperative probably all contributions make up most everything.
It’s hard to be sure, but I think the date above the name is 1900. The second digit is broken and has swung down below the year.
It’s a fifth generation farm so 1900 seems right. All the other letters have fallen off. Maybe their shadows are the original color or maybe weather staining. I read a little bit about Buckland history but the two sources I saw didn’t mention the farm.