Our Amish builders recently completed the railing of the upper deck of the Grand Barn. It is protected by railing posts made from local locust trees and woven with grapevines that once grew on the property. Did you know that locust wood is some the strongest and longest lasting wood that grows locally in Ohio? Grapevines are also very harmful to our tree farms as they strangle trees and cut them off from their nutrients and water supply. Removing the grapevines has helped restore the health of the forest. Take a look at some photos of the new upper deck railing!