So why am I writing about this? Because my high school's Dairy Barn is one of the 25 contenders. I attended Norfolk County Agricultural High School from 1994-1998. I was an Environmental Science major but had a special place in my heart for the Dairy cows and the Dairy Barn. The barn was built in 1919 and has been instrumental in teaching students about farm management. However, due to detoriation the barn no longer houses dairy cows and students are not allowed in. This gorgeous barn is now used only for the storage of hay.
So I'm asking you, please vote for my high school's barn. Register on the website and you can vote for it once a day until May 17th. The more votes it gets, the better chance it will receive some funding. Unlike the other sites, the barn is used for educational purposes and does not get any outside funding from admission fees. So it really really does need your votes!
That's me at 16 showing Gemma the Guernsey cow at the 1997 Spring Show.
Here is Gemma and I again and you can see the Dairy barn and silo in the background.
My friends Kevin and Lisa outside the dairy barn. 5/3/09
Here I am petting Crystal the Guernsey. She's Gemma's great-grandaughter! 5/3/09
and have a Happy Mother's Day!