Monday, August 11, 2008

I love old barns



These lovely old structures are a dying species. 



This one, near Coffey, Missouri, is somewhat unusual.  Looks like someone has put a roof on it recently.  Maybe they'll paint it soon.



Somebody loves this one, too.

13 comments:

lahdee said...

So do I!  I checked out a book from the library a while back that was about barn restoration and it had a lot of pics.  You'd probably like that one.  I can't remember the name of it.  I know it had restoration in the title. lol

marainey1 said...

I love them too.  I so remember playing in the hay loft at my Grandparents farm.  I also remember the first time I tried to milk a cow.  Thanks for the memories today.   In Ohio several of our old barns have been painted with one of the Ohio Anniversary dates on it.  Lots of people will collect pictures of the Ohio barns too.
Lots of barn lovers out there.  My grand parents barn is still standing but not their house.  Some cousins have taken over the use of it. I don't think it has been painted though in many many years.  'On Ya' - ma

dbaumgartner said...

Yes the old barns are lovely. When I traveled I loved to see them across the country.

So pretty!!!

Thanks for sharing some nice pics.

deb

lahdee said...

Oops. I was wrong for once in my life.  The book is called Barn: Preservation and Adaptation, The Evolution of a Vernacular Icon.

madcobug said...

Those are beautiful. The old barns around here are unpainted. Helen

gen0507 said...

I love the old farm pictures.

Hollie

siennastarr said...

I love old barns, too!  That's something we don't have much of here in the desert.  But, when I drive through the countryside and am able to catch glimpses of them.. they always stir my heart.  Can't explain it.. but they do.

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Hugs
Jackie

plieck30 said...

Beautiful barn. We don't see too many of those here. Guess because we don't have much cold weather. Some farmers just have large sheds to stack hay under and some it left out until used. Paula

tendernoggle said...

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED BARNS.LOVED GOING INTO THEM TOO...WE AHD ONE OUT ON HORSESHOE BEND AND I LOVED IT!!! SEEMS LIKE IT WAS ALWAYS COOL IN THERE.
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

ora4uk said...

Oh I always love seeing barns...and around here we have...tobacco barns which are black....horse barns which are so elaborate...better than some homes I have been in LOL...always painted the colors of the farm....and then just plain old barns...some leaners....some hay covers...and some for just enjoying to look at LOL..God Bless...hugs...Ora

magran42 said...

It has long been my desire to have pictures of the old barns that are dissapearing so rapidly.  I'd love to frame the prints and make a collection of them.  WHO HAS THE TIME ? ? ? ?

suzypwr said...

I am always a bit sad when I see a seriously saggy one!

fowfies said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful old barns. :) Kelly