Sisters-in-law Nancy Stephenson and Yvonne Gandolfo now have a deeper appreciation for the workmanship that went in to raising the many historic barns around Carson Valley.
The ladies were part of the Douglas County Historical Society's annual barn tour Saturday that drew more than 100 visitors.
"We've been trying to get on this for years. We love this. We are crazy about this," Stephenson said. "The history of Carson Valley barns is wonderful. The experts in each barn make it so interesting, and we've seen owls in each one of them."
Gandolfo actually lived in the cold room of a …