Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunday stills: Barns

The barn on the farm is quite old. It's a dairy barn since the horses live outside 24/7. There is one stall.
It was actually moved from further back the property to it's current location. In the mow there is a pulley system for lifting hay way back before balers were invented and hay had to be lifted up by the load into the loft.

Now birds enjoy the loft and some cats. Round bales cannot fit up there.
If you read why barns are red it explains a lot.


This is the old horse barn on the local homestead. John R.Park has a lot of old historic barns on the property but this was the only one used for horses minus the blacksmith shop where shoes would have been made and other metal things.

I would upload some more recent but my internet has been less than favorable. It took me over an hour to load these pictures because it kept timing out. What I wouldn't do for a reliable, working internet connection. Can't say I didn't try.

Cheers.

10 comments:

Beth said...

Very nice! I went back and red your story about red barns too. I went looking for some duck, called a guy and he gave us directions and ended with it is a red barn with a white house. OMG drive around the countryside and see just how many red barns are paired with a white house. lol It is a standard joke when we are driving around, "oh look a red barn and and a white house."

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Thanks for sharing the red barn history. I didn't know that. Looks like that barn could use some pint, lol.

Brenda said...

Fabulous old horse barn! Love it! thanks for sharing!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Thanks. Interesting old barns.

~Lisa

Ann said...

Sea gulls in my city like your bird like to perch high up.

Ed said...

Very nice..:-)

lisa said...

Cool, pics!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

great pics...so great you added on here why that barns are painted red!!! I never knew that and often wondered! HOW COOL!

CTG Ponies said...

Very pretty! I just love old barns.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks! For the lesson on why barns are red..I never knew that before..very interesting! Big round bales sure save lots of back breaking work. As a kid I helped with loose hay and then with square bales..what an itchy mess on a warm summer day:)

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