The Story Barn
Check back here for updates as we work toward opening...!
Update June 1, 2019:
All systems are finally go(!), and we earnestly are now building decks, grading land, installing outdoor lighting and indoor cooling, painting, prepping and putting final touches on the barn and gazebo. Should all go as planned, we'll be opening our doors in August! We'll continue to keep you posted right here, as well as on social media @friedabherself. #BarnSweetBarn !!!
Update May 9, 2019:
When will we open to the public? We are planning for sometime this summer, but won't know for sure until we receive final answers from the State Inspectors Office on a pending item; that could take days or weeks... it's all a big mystery.
But we certainly will share the date as soon as we know it, that we promise!
Meanwhile, we are proceeding with the transformation of the barn itself. We love it here, and are quite certain you and your friends and family will, too.
Upstairs has more of a farmhouse feel, and features a 23' x 23' room in which we will hold story times, workshops, retreats, professional development... for children, adults & children together, and adults. Everything we do here will focus on exploring story - both written and human - to gain a greater understanding of each person's worth and purpose.
Downstairs feels more lodge-ish, with barn wood walls and pine ceilings... our operations are housed on this level, as well as a cozy space for small groups.
Outside, seven beautiful acres of land, the front of which is open with a pond and a sweet enclosed gazebo; we intend to slowly but surely nurture this part of the land back to a more prairie-like feel. The back of the property is lushly wooded, featuring walking trails through ferns and fiddleheads, towering trees, all alongside a wide rushing brook. This is a place of respite, and we look forward to sharing it with our guests as an inspiring spot for contemplating story.
We'll continue to post updates as we have them. Photos will be coming soon, too, as things take final shape... sweet anticipation. Thank you for your support of what we do, and for your interest in this great new adventure at Frieda B.!
For now, here's a recent video of the woods and brook. Check out the tiny little pine peeking its way over the big rock... it's an enchanting place.