Farm buildings are a symbol of the small family farmers pride, often reflections of his pride and optimism for his hard work. They provide a unique window into the history of hard labor on the property, churning the soils annually with machinery and also sinking bare hands into the soil looking for an optimistic future. Farmers who operated small farms are very interesting people to talk to, especially when you talk about the history of his buildings. Barns are not just buildings, they offer us a view into the past reflecting the constant changes in the rural life of the small family farmer. Most of my are is a tribute to these small family farmers, as we are losing hundreds of these operations every year.