GRAPEVINE — About 20 Boy Scouts working on Alvin Christensen’s Eagle Scout project made a big splash by repainting a red barn at Nash Farm recently.The farm, which is the oldest operating farmstead in Tarrant County, has a historic barn on the property that was built in 1905.Christensen, of Troop 240 from Grapevine, met with Nash Farm manager Jim Lauderdale to discuss the project.“I have many great memories of visiting the barn, so restoring the barn was a natural project to help preserve the farm for future generations,” Christensen said.Nash Farm, which dates back to 1859, educates the community about the heritage and importance of the Grape Vine Prairie and Grapevine’s role in the development of North Texas.Lauderdale said the barn project does that by protecting the vital structure of their farm. The red barn also creates an atmosphere that Texans expect to see on a farm.“The barn was originally red,” he said. “It had been some time since the barn had been painted, so it needed a touch-up.”The newly painted barn will be part of the 12th Annual Spring Into Nash celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 20. The event is open to all ages. Nash Farm is located at 626 Ball Street in Grapevine.Guests can partake in a variety of activities including heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, field cultivation, woodcarving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations and blacksmith demonstrations.Children and adults can learn what life was like when the city’s earliest settlers made their home in Grapevine. Entry is free and coupons can be purchased for activities requiring a fee.
Marty Sabota, 817-431-2231