Thursday, December 27, 2007

Barn #2


While driving through the countryside on a grey day, we found this grey barn. It sits in the middle of a field, and there is not another building close to it. I wonder why the owner abandoned it.
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7 comments:

Denton said...

I remember a barn just like this on the farm where I grew up as a child. I'm sure it was in better condition because Dad used the barn for cattle and hay when I was a kid. However, my memories blur with the run down and abandoned barn of more recent years. Although Dad still ranched he moved to town and no longer had milk cows. As the years progressed hay was bailed differently and no longer benefited from storage inside a barn. But most germane to your question is that cattle ranching, for Dad, turned into a process that requires much less hay and shelter. Young calves are purchased at a time when they can be grazed on wheat then transferred to grass land. The cattle are then sold before the cold Winter months when hay is needed ... At least that is my explanation of why my father had a barn in similar abandonment ... On reflection part of the reason is that none of my siblings or I chose to remain on the farm.

oldmanlincoln said...

Denton probably has the right take on this but then it also happens that the house burns down and the farmer rebuilds closer to the road and the barn is stuck in the field.

quintarantino said...

Hum... couldn´t someone rebuild that barn?

Mike said...

I find these buildings quite intriguing!

Kerri said...

The stories this barn could tell :)
I would love to hear them!

Rambling Round said...

I bet the pigeons could make good use of it! Looks like it was a great barn in its day...

Jim said...

neat picture, I like dentons and oldmanlincolns comments to go with it.