Vanishing Barns is a beautifully illustrated book of black and white photographs. It unearths rich stories of rural life in southern Ontario as told by family members. Each of the 162 barns recorded includes photos both recent and historical, genealogy beginning around 1880, barn dimensions and water sources. Other articles of interest include barn tools, petitioning for Crown land, a contract for building a 1904 barn and an 1875 mortgage sale poster.
When she was only two, Cathy cried “cow…pig…horse!” when she had to leave the farm that soon after became her family’s home. Retiring from teaching Cathy’s attention was drawn to the silent disappearance of barns. Making a record of the ones that were left became a passion.