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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Do You Like Old Barns?

I love old barns!!!

My part-time job interviewing farmers and ranchers gives me an opportunity to get out and about a lil' bit. This latest assignment has taken me up into Grant County three times. Grant County is just north of us, but is quite different in the terrain and vegetation. Many parts of the county have beautiful TALL ponderosa pine trees...oh they are so beautiful...


This past Monday and Tuesday was my last trip up there. I packed up an overnight bag for me and one for lil' Cindy Sue...she's my assistant "enumerator." Yep, I've even got a title with this position!!! Enumerator...I'd never heard of one before this job!

But, I'd been wanting to get some photos of the barns in the area, so I left early on Monday...and got lucky that the sun was shining!!

I couldn't do justice for these old barns to try to speak for them...I think they speak quite well for themselves...


















Cindy Sue was having a great time...fresh air and lots of room to run after being in the lil' commuter car for almost 3 hours!











Look at the stump in this next photo...years of restricted growth by the barbed wire fence made the large indentation around it at the base...that stump will probably be there for another 50 years or more!




And my favorite...not just the barn...the whole homestead...let your imagination take you away...






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21 comments:

Cheryl Ann said...

Beautiful barns! I'm also on a "barn quest" down here in our So. California desert. Unfortunately, due to our mild weather, there just aren't that many! Yours are gorgeous! Yes, I can imagine life on the last one!
Take care!
~~Cheryl Ann~~

Kathleen Coy said...

I adore old barns! Here in Iowa there are barns aplenty, some of the old ones are well taken care of, but so many others are falling down or have been bulldozed to put another acre into corn while the prices are high. Such a shame. What stories they could tell!

Java's Mom said...

WOW. Absolutely amazing. What a fabulous day to see those barns, to be there must have been very very cool. Love old barns....

CTG Ponies said...

I love old barns too!! Great photos!

Grey Horse Matters said...

I love old barns and you've taken some really neat photos of these. Makes me always wonder what life was like for the folks living and working there.

SquirrelGurl said...

LOVE your barn photos!

One of my favorite hobbies is visiting new places and taking photographs of the local agriculture. I've gotten some great shots from the state of Oregon.

Julie said...

I swear I saw someone come out of the house and head for the barn In your last shot! Love the pics

the7msn said...

Makes me want to plop myself down inside one of these and daydream about all the folks and animals who used to live there. Something tells me my metal barn won't be much inspiration for anybody 100 or so years from now.

Shirley said...

I'm trying to find an old barn or homestead for the Sunday Stills landscape challenge. They all have their own story, and I love to imagine the days that they were in their productive glory.

Ed said...

Very cool!!! Was this homestead on the Oregon Trail? I can picture old Ma and Pa saying this is far enough, drop the goods..:-)

The W.O.W. factor! said...

You and me both! I love those old places! I always have to check them out, invision the life "back then" and "is it repairable for us?"..
There are so many falling to the earth taking a bit of history with them.

Jocelyn said...

I love old barns, Hubs like to go peek around, so I get to be the look out person ;)

IF you see big white Chevy dually on side of road with no passengers, it's probably us.

Jennifer said...

I love all barns, especially old ones. There's so much history with them. It's always sad to see someone tearing one down.

dibear said...

I LOVE old barns, and like to photograph them myself. Imagine what an adventurous life those folks must have lived.

Broken Y said...

The homestead is fantastic - I look at those little houses and wonder how they fit themselves and kids in them. Love it!

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

Old barns are some of my favorites to take picturs of too! I would love to be able hear and see all that they have witnessed! Lovely shots (last weeks lines too!) I have trouble downloading your blog and leaving comments..hope this one goes through!

The Wife said...

Yes I do! Love them old barns. Just think of the stories they could tell. Thanks for showing us your finds!

Pony Girl said...

What a cool post...it'd be fun to do some time travel and see what filled those barns and that homestead so many years ago....I love pine trees, too! It is what I loved best about visiting Lake Tahoe, the smell of the pines was just intoxicating!

Reddunappy said...

All the old barns around here are disappearing, I always thought to take pics of the ones I see, I need to do that.

The last pic reminds me of the Little House on the Prairie TV series LOL old barns last a lot longer down there in a drier climet.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Love the photos. We also have a lot of abandoned homesteads around here. I have been meaning to start photographing them and put them in a scrapbook with the history behind them. I must get to that this year.

Patches said...

Beautiful pictures! I love, love, LOVE old barns!

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