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Gohsman Farm / Checkerboard Compass Block and Carpenter's Wheel Block

6930 Frankenmuth Rd.
Vassar, MI 48768
Blocks: Checkerboard Compass and Carpenter's Wheel
Size: 8'x8' (both)



We bought this place from Merle and Dorothy Ashe in 1968, the year our first child was born.
Merle and Dorothy got it from his parents, Oscar and Belle Ashe, when they passed away.
Oscar and Belle bought the farm in 1903. The name on the barn says "O.J. Ash 1910".
Somewhere along the way they added an "E" to the end of their name.

There have been many different breeds of animals raised here, among them, rabbits, ducks,
turkeys, chickens, pigs, goats and cattle. The kids were always bringing home some animal!
It is a cash crop farm now and the barn's main purpose today is to store farm equipment.

Be sure to check out both ends of the front barn as there is a barn quilt on each end.
The block on the east side of the barn, which faces the house and can be seen from Frankenmuth Rd.,
is a Carpenter Wheel, which is the first quilt that I ever made. The block on the west side of the barn, 
which faces Lorenzo Rd., is called Checkerboard Compass which is one that I would love to make.

Safety and Respecting Private Property~
All sites are on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated at the
site that it is a business open to the public. We are indebted to our barn hosts for their generosity.
When viewing and enjoying the barns and blocks use caution when slowing or stopping near a site.