STRATHAM — While the historic 19th-century dairy barn is no more, visitors to Scamman Farm can see new life where the 1836 structure once stood.

The barn, which was destroyed by fire this spring, has been replaced temporarily with an expansive sunflower patch.

Scamman Farm celebrated its grand reopening last weekend. The farm on Portsmouth Avenue features corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patch and other agritourism attractions. 

The new sunflower patch planted by farm managers Kirk Scamman and Sue Fernholz was an instant hit.

Marci Francis pets Lila in front of the newly bloomed sunflower maze at Scamman Farm in Stratham on Friday morning.

“It’s just so beautiful and we’ve been getting a lot of phone calls through the summer asking if they can come take photos in the sunflower patch,” Fernholz said. “It shows that there’s beauty in life after tragedy.”

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