Old barns built by people of German heritage (such as the Amish) usually had a "ramp" made out of earth, going to the main door. Barns by people of Scandanavian heritage were often completely stone, with no ramps. Neat!
We used to have a huge aluminum foil and wood star from my sister's prom in the eave of our first barn...that was until lightening struck it and burned it to the ground in 1961!!!!! All sizes | barn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!