Just the thing to simmer on a woodstove in winter.
Combine bones, water, thyme, marjoram, peppercorns, and bay leaf in soup kettle. Simmer, covered, 2-½ hours. Remove bones and cut off any remaining bits of meat. Strain stock. Cool, chill, and skim fat from top. Return to kettle with meat. Add vegetables and simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes. Add barley and simmer 10 minutes longer or until barley is tender. Season with salt and pepper.