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Next to our house was another house with a detached barn from the same period. The town voted to buy the property and build a septic system for the village. When they came to clear the buildings, the old house went quickly and easily. The old post and beam barn was another matter. Assembled and pegged with green hemlock, it had welded itself together over the hundred plus years since it was built. It refused to fall down after the first cut of several strategic joints. They finally had to disassemble it piece by piece.