Sonya went out into the passage to go to the barn. Nicholas went hastily to the front porch, saying he felt too hot.
This path led to the barn. The log walls of the barn and its snow-covered roof, that looked as if hewn out of some precious stone, sparkled in the moonlight.
He went ahead with storm preparations, elevating the bed on old boards which he lugged from a disused barn
falling to decay on the opposite bank of the creek.
"If you are a friend," cries another of the men in the barn
, "you had better alight till the storm is over" (for indeed it was now more violent than ever;) "you are very welcome to put up your horse; for there is sufficient room for him at the end of the barn
It was true she had given up a concrete floor for her cellar, but she had seen at once the good sense of having the concrete in the barn
"I want it finished," he said doggedly, as he crossed the barn
and went out at the other door.
"But the sorrel's not in the barn
!" Ethan stammered.
Seeing the farmer eying him dubiously, he added, "I'll be glad to sleep in the barn
There are rats, and rats, and rats in his barn
! They eat up the chicken food, and steal the oats and bran, and make holes in the meal bags.
He heard the horses munching hay, then he heard the peasant and his elder boy getting ready for the night, and going off for the night watch with the beasts, then he heard the soldier arranging his bed on the other side of the barn
, with his nephew, the younger son of their peasant host.
The average length of haul from barn
to market in the United States is nine and a half miles, so that every trip saved means an extra day's work for a man and team.
From the windmill the ground sloped westward, down to the barns
and granaries and pig-yards.