Monday, June 13, 2011

A semi-repeat for Barn Charm

Okay, I posted a few views of this herd of cattle last week, but I do really like them.  Besides, Tricia says you can link up to her Barn Charm with even just a 'part' of a barn in the photo.  Well, since we don't really get good barns here in Texas (more loafing sheds and machine shops than anything resembling northern barns), I'm going to post a couple more of these cattle with that scrap of a barn in the photos.


And in case you don't think that's enough of a barn to qualify, here's a shot of our horse barn...
Okay, one more 'barn' for you.  I've seen two of these (ahem) structures in our county.  They're made of stacked semi-trailers.  They make for an interesting equipment shelter, for sure, but not too much 'charm' involved.

52 comments:

Roadside Rustic said...

Look at those sweet cows. Aren't they always so curious when you have a camera in your hand? Love your barn shots. The last barn is rather interesting.

EG Wow said...

I'm surprised to see how green Texas is!

Tracy said...

Tex, love that black and white cow...very interesting looking!
and by the way, the first barn was enough for me~
lovely!

Roadside Rustic said...

It's really nice to meet you too. Thanks for telling me about the little link problem. I appreciate knowing that. :-) Have a great week!

Paula said...

Well, that last barn is definitely, ...uh... different!
Love the other ones, though... and what beautiful cows!

pattisjarrett said...

Gotta tip the hat for the recycling of the trailers. Doubt they'll weather with much character, though.

SquirrelQueen said...

Your barns are a little different from what I see here but that old tin roof still has some charm. I love seeing those cool cows.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Love the pictures and how different things look there compared to here, but then there are similarities too...If that makes sense...I know sometimes I don't...

Gone Country said...

I like those cows too!

Great way to repurpose those trailers... awesome! Not sure I could call it a 'barn' though *laugh*!

eileeninmd said...

I love your cows and the horses. The last barn shot makes me think of the barges that have these trailers piled high on top of each other. Great photos.

Farm Girl said...

Well at least you have a real barn. I don't know if I would want one of those truck things.
I like your picture of your cows and yes the barn in the background.

Deb said...

great photos...only in Texas do you see semi trailers used for shelter...my Dad's workshop is made from a semi trailer...

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Love those cows!

snowwhite said...

oh, your cows and horses are very lovely! Old barns fit more in the scenery with the cattle and grass land. I love old ones. Thank you for sharing great photos.

Texan said...

A polka dotted cow! Now how cute is that...

Oh s..u..r..e post your barn again uh huh... yep knowing as you say barns are well far and few between around these parts...

sighhh its on the list ya know.. a purty red barn with lots of goat stalls and a hay room and a feed room ... mmmmmm yes someday :O)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Now that is a novel way to use these old semi-trailers.

lisa said...

These are wonderful photographs. I especially love the last one. What a beautiful horse.

Mama-Bug said...

Love those cows, especially the black/white spotted one! Are they long horns?

Randy said...

Fun shots! Interesting car barn, we have a store that just opened up made of old cars. They sell modern furnishing, not my style.

Jan n Jer said...

I do see the old tin roof...so that is charming...but I am loving these cows!

Genie said...

Thanks so much for all of your kind comments and encouragement. I really do appreciate your taking the time to stop by and leave me your thoughts. This post is really interesting. The idea of stacked trailers is very foreign to me. I have never seen one like this. It certainly is BIG! And the mixture of cows in the other 2 shots is so neat. I love seeing the different breeds all in the same field together. The red ear tag on the black and white one really stands out. Hope you have a wonderful week. genie

Rose said...

That semi-trailer shed is sure interesting, even if it is not beautiful.

Till reading your blog, I had not realized how blessed we are with all the barns around here.

Also, what kind of cattle when you have time to answer...they are very interesting looking.

Farmchick said...

I LOVE that third picture.

Marissa ♥ said...

I still can't get over that speckled cow...that is just awesome looking!

Good photos- love your horse barn.

That semi-barn (shelter) is a little odd but I guess it gets the job done. LOL

Dawn said...

That black and white (cow??) looks almost fake. What a perfect poser;))

Beth said...

I love the cow that looks like a giant dalmatian with horns. I don't see anything like that up here in Ohio.
I think your part of a barn qualifies, but your horse barn is lovely and I enjoyed seeing it.
That other monstrosity---uuugly.

Tiffany said...

Love the cows...so pretty, glad to see my favorite ducks again too:)

Tiffany

IanH said...

Now, where can i get 11 or so trailers for an indoor riding arena?
or a building permit to assemble same?
great idea!

Evelyn S. said...

I still love those multicolored cattle! And I'm wondering if the barn of stacked trailers would hold up in a big wind??? (Actually....just across the street from my house is a trailer like that used as a "fence" for a junkyard...not officially one, of course. Believe it or not, the big trailer is a better option than the previous fence! ;-)

wayside wanderer said...

That sure is one freckled cow/bull creature! (Horns? Bull? But is that an udder? Or something else? I'm from the suburbs...I need bovine identification help. Is bovine the right word? Oy.)

I can't really think of anything nice to say about the semi-trailer barn. Mercy. Your barn, on the other hand, is The Best. =D

bon bon said...

their coloring is so distinctive! that grouping there in the second photo, could have come straight out of a painting. do you know the breed?

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Tee, as always I love your blog. These cows are beautiful! Great birds, too. xxoo Jenny

Karen said...

Lovin those cows!... and I have never seen a container barn like that. I have seen horses kept in containers with one end open, or stalls cut out of the sides - godawful hot and ugly to boot.

Allison said...

LOVE that picture of your red barn. The metal shed? Harder to warm up to. :)

That Janie Girl said...

Girl.

You've been "barning" up!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - if there are a more inventive group of people than farmers I've yet to meet them!

That last barn is invetive to say the least!

Stewart M - Australia

Clint said...

I would not wanna be a cow. But I would like to come back as your dog.

forestwalk/laura k said...

hey! i see you around often...and figured i'd finally get over here.

LOVE the polka dotted cow!!

i'll be back to wander more...

Joe said...

Never seen a semi-trailer shed before. Interesting.

Zondra Art said...

I like those cows too, great shots!

Have a nice day.

Snappy Di said...

I'll bet it's Mrs. Sweeney's new pot pie factory! Run chickens, RUN!

Di

Deb said...

The freight container barn is interesting but I like your barn much better. The cow photos are great.

Gail Dixon said...

These are wonderful! The last one made me lol. I live in Texas too and rarely do I see a cool looking barn.

Tricia said...

WoW! How many trailers make up that 'barn'? I'm counting 4 on each side, which makes 8, then maybe 4 on top? 12? Including a couple decks? heheheee Very unusual find... gotta give em an E for effort! =)

Your horse barn is GORGEOUS, not to mention the HORSES themselves!!! The other barn is great, too, & just fine for Barn Charm... the bulls just kill me, they're a hoot! =)

Thanks so much for joining, TexWis... much appreciated!!! =)

Sandra said...

i love barns, but love the cows more, so this makes me happy. wow on the last shot, a good way to recycle but not all that pretty to look at. love that speckled guy. and the baby. do you have any longhorns close to you?

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

the cows are lovely...so are the horses.
i love barns, unfortunately i live downtown and i only see cars and buildings around.

betty xx

The Village Queen said...

love that speckled cow...
so that container barn, looks like windows and a solar panel on the end, is somebody living in the top? Wonder how much they cost... interesting prefab idea. They just need to paint it a nice green or red and put a weathervein on top and its all good!

Rain said...

Really like all the interesting cows!! Your horse barn is wonderful--but the structure with trailer trucks hodged-podged together is something I've never seen and hope to not see around here!! haha!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

great shots!

bailey-road.com said...

There are those gorgeous horses and some really good-looking cattle too!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

cool moo-moo pictures...

Is that barn door still hanging crooked off it's hinge? Uhhhh....I will be reporting this to Brian over at Hey BJK if this doesn't get fixed soon...

Ummm...you "southern" rednecks have some ummmm...very interesting semi-barns ;)

Carole said...

Very interesting (that last one). :-)

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