Old farm shops have three things in common--they are cold in the winter, hot in the summer, and dark all the time. Stanton Shoemaker, Clinton, Mo., solved all three problems with his new farm shop.
"Our old shop was built for about an 8N Ford," Shoemaker said. "We could not put a pickup truck in it and close the door."
The old shop was over 100 years old and had a working forge in it. Shoemaker did all of his cutting and welding in it, but all the repair work took place out front. As small as the shop was, it had been even smaller at one time. Shoemaker's second cousin said he could remember when they added on to the old shop.