The barn pictured in the Wethersfield Woodcraft logo is located on the Jones Farm in Upstate New York. Fred grew up in the small community of Holland Patent, or Wethersfield as it was called when settled. He is one of the youngest of eight children. The Jones Farm was a working farm with cows, goats, chickens, pigs, etc. Hard work and chores from a young age were expected. Haying, milking cows, cleaning the barn, tending animals were the before and after school activities, and came before anything else.
"Working with wood has always been a passion of mine and my leisure time spent in the workshop I built is one of my favorite things. I also enjoy gardening, landscaping and working around my home where I can always find ways to be creative".
"Our parents worked hard all their lives to provide for our family and taught us that hard work, perseverance, and enjoying the simple things was a good way to live.
That beautiful barn still stands on the Jones farm and holds a lot of great memories for me. I dedicate my craft to Ma and Dad Jones, who gave me everything I needed to build a great life for myself".