VPR visits last working round barn in Vermont

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Driving through the rural landscape of Vermont, the state’s few remaining round barns grab your attention. Approximately two dozen round barns were built in Vermont between in the early nineteen hundreds.

Most of those still standing have been put to other uses — art galleries, inns and apartment buildings. Some are simply used for storage or sit in disrepair.

But there is one last working round barn, at the Robillard Flats Dairy Farm on in Irasburg. The farm was purchased by Guy and Helen Robillard in 1960 and has been operated by their son Bernard and his wife, Denise, for the last twenty years.

VPR’s Ric Cengeri spoke to the Robillards about their round barn, which dates back to 1908.


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