Nations Farm Road
Geneseo, Livingston Co.

English Barn

Keep out
The Reaper 
leads to Larger Barns

“The two traditional staples of agriculture have been hay and grains, especially wheat, and both well-suited to the Genesee Country. In fact, one of the major influences on barn design was the need for proper storage space of loose hay and both thrashed and unthrashed grain, plus space for the work of thrashing. 
Major changes in reaping and threshing during the nineteenth century changed the configuration of new barns, as improved mowing machinery permitted larger quantities of hay and grain to be cut all at once, creating a need for more storage space.”
Barns of the Genesee Country, 1790-1915 / Daniel Fink.....Page 150