PCHA asks for photos of old-time farmsteads
First came the barn--with additions made for it--over the years.
The herd was small at first, but grew from 10 to 20 to 40 or 60 and later, in more recent years, to several hundred cows.
There was the horse barn and maybe a straw barn. This was a lean-to-pole shed covered by the straw stack, at threshing time.
A calf barn for the youngsters, not the little plastic pop sheds or covers used today.