Monday, September 24, 2012

Drive-By Barns

A study in contrasts...
From neglect...
to respect...
 That first barn is the type that always makes me sad.  Obviously a big operation in its day - now allowed to decay and deteriorate.  I always wonder what happened to the people.

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21 comments:

Dianna said...

Great barn shots. Like you, I think it's sad to see a barn (or house) that's fallen into ruin. You do have to wonder about the family (families) that lived and worked there.

Red said...

Yes, I wonder the same thing. What got them to the point of success? Was it the same people who established the barn as who let it go? Some real highs and lows here.

Mari said...

I wonder the same thing. You found both types for this one - nice finds!

TexWisGirl said...

always takes such effort to keep them going. and money. :)

Beth Edwards said...

i wonder what the story is? makes you wonder? lots of things going on. busy farms. (:

Rose said...

I did drive=by shots, too. I really like that top barn. I bet it would be a real beauty if painted. But appeals to me the way it is.

Kim, USA said...

Yes I wonder that too. But for sure the owner are still there but are not doing farming I guess. What I like in these barn are the huge beams for sure they are from many years ago. That is worth salvaging. ^_^ I read somewhere there are some people who buy this kind of barn just to salvage the old woods they in turn sell those woods to people who loves old stuff. Which for me is good enough than to abandoned it and get rot.


Kim,USA

Nell at njschout said...

Yes, the contrast is striking and I always enjoy seeing a well kept farm

Madge Bloom said...

While the contrast if very noticeable, one never fully understands the stressors of the lives who live there...

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I hate to see old barns neglected too but they do make great photos.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Yes, it's sad to see the old barns not being used and let run down. Farming is such an expensive business that I'm sure many farmers just don't make it. It's so different now than years ago when a farm could support a family without outside jobs. Wonderful shots of the farms!

Terri Buster said...

I think it's a sad statement about farming (and our economy) in today's world. I don't think our farmers are valued or supported as much as they should be.

Nancy Claeys said...

Still a beauty in it's own right. Great contrast, Linda. :)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I wonder too Linda. The economy hasn't helped any of us and the farmer got clobbered too. Both your barn shots are charming. It's nice to see a thriving working barn!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a shame Linda, you never know what the circumstances are. I bet it was a beauty in its time.

Lois Evensen said...

I totally agree. The neglected barns are very sad, yet hold so much history that would be fun to know.

I'm glad I happened by your blog. Very nice.

All the best,
Lois

Carletta said...

I think the neglect might in some way have to do with what happened to the owners and their situation.
It is so sad though.

Jan n Jer said...

It does make you wonder when you see scenes like this!

Elaine said...

Quite a contrast and a shame to see the old one in that condition. I do like the character of the old barns though. Just like old houses, they are more appealing than the modern styles.

Tricia Hays said...

I always wonder the same thing, but they're very beautiful in their white-washed glory, aren't they!

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NixBlog said...

I bet there may be some sad stories there...