Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Barnstorming--#1

barn:
A large farm building used for storing farm products and sheltering livestock.
So if they are not large, are they not barns?

Hiding

The modern ones lack character.

Roof sagging seems to be the first step.


Or missing roof planks



Sag







This is the first one I came upon today that was red. When I was growing up, "barn" and "red" always went together.


My barnstorming today had a plan, that I would end here at the Marble barn. This round barn is a landmark in our town--and from the development nearby, it sure looks like soon the IN will be literally taken, as the next street over now has curbs and there is a real estate development farther down. (I hope it doesn't go the way of Kelly's barn. It has been preserved over time, so it has hope.)

At one time I was told the history of the Marble Ranch and the reason it was round. The reason has faded from my memory, but I believe it had something to do with feeding the cows. Maybe someone knows why this barn might have been built in this form.

What are barns like where you live?

21 comments:

Nessa said...

That round barn is neat. We used to play in barns on the farms of my relatives (many dairy farmers.) They were like huge playhouses. I have to see if I have any barns stored away.

Mr. Mapper said...

Great Barns!!!

Lew said...

You captured a great amount of local history in these pictures. I have posted a couple of barns on my blog. Day 39 post is a single picture . Day 37
barn and silo are in the fourth picture, barely visable in the distant spot of the setting sun. We still have a lot of working farms in this part of Maryland, but quite a number are also now housing developments or industrial parks.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I like your barn pictures, the round barn is very interesting, I also like to photograph barns, there are lots of barns here in BC.

dot said...

The round barn is great! Check Wikipedia for an explanation. Enjoyed your pictures and I agree that the new ones have no character.

DeeMom said...

NEAT

Our Big Barn was built @ 1902...still standing and quite place

come to think of it I need to blog about that soon

Neva said...

Quite a collection! nice.

Smalltown RN said...

wow that was great...what a variety of barns you have...yes the red barn....that is how I always like to remember them...I love all the shapes of sizes of the barns you shared with us...what a great job you did...

Paulie said...

Interesting -- love when you think of a subject and can find several to post!

I have some barns up for Thursday's post now also. hehehehehe

the mother of this lot said...

I agree with you - the modern barns are just not the same. In England they're mostly modern, and we don't have red barns.

Although there is a pub nearby called The Red Barn, apparently because someone was murdered in the hayloft......!

Jean M Fogle said...

I love old barns , here in VA we have some really old ones.

Daryl E said...

We dont got no stinkin' barns in New Yawk City .. but luckily I travel and managed to get a couple of old barns in Connecticut and Tennessee .. come see

Jan said...

I've always loved barns, I'm a city girl, so go figure. This is a great collection you've posted.

Dewdrop said...

I have a few barn shots on my blog... I am fascinated by barns too...
Blogged Barn 1
Blogged Barn 2
Blogged Barn 3
Blogged Barn 4
Blogged Barn 5
I am sure there are more, but that's as far back as I plan to go right now. :O) I love your blog!

Kim said...

I really like that round barn. There is something about unique shapes that I love. I have always wanted a round house. Great photos, you have given me inspiration to drive around and take pictures of barns when it gets warmer.

GAWO said...

The round barn is great. It is the first time I have seen one like that.

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Hyde DP said...

if they were not large, I'd say they were sheds.

mind you there's a huge differnce between a garden-shed and an engine-shed!

Many barns in the UK have been converted into houses - in fact it is quite cool to live in a "barn-conversion"

June said...

I love old barns...yes...much more personality than the new aluminum ones! When I'm up in Virginia I try to find & photograph them because I know they and the pastures around them will be gone soon. Last year I wanted to shoot a red barn and barely found one.

katydidnot said...

the barn shot through the wire fence is fantastic, may i recreate it in paint?

and by the way, i kind of want to take captain annoying to the library now, it would be great fodder for my blog.

Sarge Charlie said...

Great minds think alike, your post is a reflection of mine. Thanks for stopping by my place last week while I was unable to comment I wish to express gratitude for those kind enough to visit and comment.

Bengbeng said...

i like this barn post. well done