We're blessed to live and work in an area with a rich agricultural history. And so, alongside the new corn and wheat that rise from the soil each year, there are beautiful old barns that continue to stand through the decades in proud celebration of the farming life. They're mouments to an earlier time; painted wooden odes to hard work, family and self-sufficiency. Yet, we're losing them quickly. So take time to appreciate these very special structures while you can. They're an important part of America's heritage and our life in southeast Michigan.