Sunday

Sunday in Pictures

The back side of my old barn.  Taken a few years back, on a different full moon.












The other side of my old barn with the old silo.
The new owners want to make the old silo a climbing wall.
He was up the old ladder chute trying to knock down some of the old roof cement
when a big hunk of cement fell down and broke his foot!
The boards on top of the barn blew out with a bad wind storm. 
 We had a guy try to fix it, but that whole corner of the barn is "unstable". 
He came flying down his ladder that day (afraid the whole thing was going to cave in) and said, "not going to happen".











....and the side of the barn facing the road.
A tennis court was built by the previous owners in the old barnyard.
Notice the basketball net and the tennis practice wall.  The kids spent many a day down there.


We often looked into replacing the roof and keeping the barn up.
Quotes for the roof (that needed all new rafters) were 4 times 
more, than putting up the same size new metal pole building.
Pure economics left it just the way it was.
Linked To: Barn Charm


 .....dr momi

31 comments:

Michaele said...

I like the looks of it. And the big trees around it really add to the scene.

TexWisGirl said...

poor old barn! but i totally understand the cost of wood vs. a pole barn!

TexWisGirl said...

are you linking this to barn charm tomorrow? you should!

www.bluffareadaily.blogspot.com

:)

dr momi said...

Yes Tex.....two birds with one stone :-)

Rae said...

I love an old barn. It's the farm girl in me. Yours has plenty of character.

Kim said...

Beautiful old barn~love it!

Jane said...

I got one of those crazy quotes for a metal roof on my barn too. I almost had a stoke. So I just keep having the shingles replaced and paint roof coating on it to help hold them down. The tennis court and the barn are a funny combo.

Melodie said...

Lovely old barn and what great memories of days filled with kids having fun!

Dicky Bird said...

Nice pictures of your barn. I did the drawing for my give away, you won. How do I send them to you? My email is dickybird1966@gmail.com

Ronda said...

We also had a very old barn with a gambrel roof, that barn older perhaps than the one in your photo, built by my husband's great-grandfather. , The old barn became dangerous, too dangerous to use. My husband had inherited the skills, if not the tools, and knew a sawmill man. Stick by stick tore down the old barn and built its duplicate in its place. That was over 20 years ago. Now the useful "new" barn has a wonderful old-looking patina!

Chatty Crone said...

And those blue blues skies. sandie

dr momi said...

Ronda....don't we wish we had those skills! Your husband did the right thing, especially since his great-grandfather built it. Unfortunately our barn needed attention probably 30 years before we owned it. It still served us well though for our horses and goats.

Jane....the tennis court was used by the kids more to ride their bikes when they were little than to play tennis! Two of them did go out for tennis in high school though.

Dicky Bird....I never win anything...Woo-Hoo!

Candy C. said...

Nice pictures of the old barn! :)

Mama Pea said...

What is it about old barns that is so beautiful? Is it because they speak so much of the past, of things we've lost in our modern culture? Or the fact that they just don't build them like that anymore? The metal sheds, no matter how big or how easily they go up, can't compare.

Mari said...

What a great old barn! I love the stone foundation!

Carletta said...

Love the image with the full moon!
The last image is nice as well and looking at it one wouldn't expect that it was in that much need of repair. Economics is why so many are torn down I guess. A pole barn just isn't as aesthetically pleasing as that old weathered wood. :)

dr momi said...

Mama Pea
and
Carletta.....for sure a pole barn is just not the same. I sure wish we could have saved it.

Glenda said...

Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog! I came right over here and immediately loved your posts! The barn pics are wonderful - the first one with the moon is my favorite. Your home looks like such a cozy, inviting place - and your background reminds me of our eggs when I was growing up!

Genie said...

Your old barn is filled with charm. All of the captures are wonderful. A real treat for the eyes.Love that full moon. Know you are enjoying the new home. It is so pretty. genie

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

How stunning...Love all your photos...I know the heart break you feel, we have suffered the same thing with the barn here...though it is no where near as grand as yours, it had been built by hubby's great grandparents but alas was beyond saving when we arrived...We hope to try and salvage as much wood and tin as possible to reuse around the property.

Blessings Kelsie

Lesley said...

This helps explain why so many barns are left to get on with it as best they can!

Anonymous said...

Love the full moon photo!

Buttons said...

Oh I absolutely love your barn. I could sit and stare at it for hours.
I understand the fixing up your barn thing. We have fighting a sometimes losing battle also. Since we still use it as you can see on my blog posts My Hero spends a lot of time on the roof screwing the tin down. I spend most of my time trying not to watch him.
Wonderful photos. B

Tanya said...

it's a gorgeous old barn!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I can certainly understand the economics of the situation... I complain about why people let their barns just fall apart, but, I guess I didn't look so far into it to think about how much it actually costs to maintain one, esp one of wood! I should think before I open my mouth! LoL! =)

It's a great barn & I'm so glad & honored that you shared this beauty on Barn Charm! =)

danandsam said...

And do you remember how you screamed when one all of us cousins were throwing sparklers in the air and one landed on the barn's roof? LOL

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous barn captures -- especially your first photo. :)

EG Wow said...

So sad about the old barn! But they are expensive to keep up.

dr momi said...

Samantha....when I see that last picture of the barn, the first thing I think about is the sparkler on the barn roof! LOL! How it didn't go up in flames that day I'll never know. ...and my horses were in the barn!


Thanks for all the comments everyone...you know I love it!!

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see..

Rose said...

Oh, I so love that foundation...hard to believe it is that unstable!!!

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