Monday, February 20, 2012

Barnage

My normal Monday blog gig - barns.

This one is a bit different than most in these parts.  Still corrugated metal exterior, but two-story is rather rare, and that tiny window in the mow is odd.
And this one I've driven past for many years on the farm-to-market road to a neighboring town.  The road cut right through a farmstead, it seems, as the barn sits on one side and the farmhouse sits on the other.  I'd hate that!
  Linking to Barn Charm

109 comments:

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

A red one and a white one! That little white one has some personality! Both charming barns! I am fresh out of barns, hoping a daytrip today will change the situation :) Enjoy your Monday Tex!

Clint Baker said...

What kind of siding is on the first one?

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Both charming... have a great Monday!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Eminent domain can really ruin some private properties... The greater good prevails. {sigh}

The top one is definitely different from the normal barn fare. Have a great Monday. blessings ~ tanna

Catherine said...

Well now ~ that seems a little crazy with the road running right through your farm yard! It would be interesting to know the story behind it.

Happy Day!
xo Catherine

Lynne said...

I do wonder what the tiny window, (hole) is all about. Air vent? And what about the wires leading to ? on the pole near "the barn on the other side of the road."

barbara l. hale said...

Nice and different barns. I can imagine that life would be more difficult if my barn were on the other side of the road.

troutbirder said...

We've got a couple of those close in road separated farmsteads as well. I often wonder how that happened. It certainly doesn't look safe.

Jill said...

I certainly wouldn't want my barn on the other side of the road either.

The little white one really interests me though. The tiny window is very curious.

Ruta said...

In these parts, on the oldest properties,it is not uncommon to see the house on one side of the road and the barn on the other.
I like them both. Have a great Monday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pretty sure that window is so tiny because Rapunzel used to be imprisoned up there.

Sandra said...

that little tiny window looks like a gun port, can't think what it is for, not big enough for anything, even letting in light.

Jan n Jer said...

That tiny window on the first shot looks so odd! It is a common scene in South central Pa to have a road run through a farm. The barns sit just feet away from the road.

Barbara Shallue said...

Love that red color! I'd hate to have to cross the road to my barn!

Rita said...

We have farms like that up here, too, with the barns on one side of the road and the house on the other. I always thought that must be a royal pain for the farmer. But they have a nice looking barn. ;)

Nancy's Notes said...

Love red barns! You did get some great shots!

Have a great week~

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

That is quite the tiny window on the first one!

DJan said...

I never had much interest in barns until I started reading a few blogs that take pictures of them, like yours. Now I find them fascinating, too. That little teeny window... wonder why it is so small?

Tracey from ⓽ said...

Well, that was rude of them to cut that farmstead in half like that! I would be angry about that as well!

Texan said...

I like both those barns. I agree that two story is not the norm for around here.

Montanagirl said...

Love barns.Too bad the road has to split the farmstead. Nice shots (as always!)

bailey-road.com said...

Lots of charm in these two. Barn red is becoming one of my favorite colors.

Judy said...

We see that around here and in Illinois we saw that quite often as well.

Michelle said...

A great pair that looks well used and well loved.

Margie said...

Maybe that was a lookout for whomever was held up there. Booga, booga!

Kathy said...

I had never heard the term "mow" before except as a verb to mean "cut the grass." I now see it's the same as a hayloft! Thanks for the lesson. I'll bet the kids who grew up on that farm loved going up there.

heyBJK said...

Two story barns were pretty common in MI. My aunt and uncle used to have some on their farm years ago. Don't typically see them here in KY, though. I like the all red of the second barn, but would also hate being split by the road.

parker said...

Both barns are built pretty close to the road. Sometimes property comes for sale across the road from you that you buy. Always liked the idea of owning both sides of the road!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I was here earlier, but had to shut the puter down for updates before I could comment.

We have a lot of "divided barn properties" in our neck of the woods here in Tn. Love the red one.

Birdman said...

Always look forward to your barns. Ya, that window is a strange one.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'd hate to be inside the top one in a hailstorm, the noise would be deafening :-(

deb duty said...

Thank you for sharing your barn finding with us! Always interesting to see all the different styles.

islandwonder said...

That is an odd little window.

Donna said...

We have a place a couple of miles away where half the main cow pasture is on one side and the farmhouse is on the other side. The farmer has to move the cattle across the road a couple of times a year. What a job!

Tanya said...

oh i hate that too when a road divides the property like that! nice barnage for the day.....i like that cute little window!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

ah, charming barns!
love your barnage!

happy week.

Kate said...

The two buildings are so different! Great to post them together to underscore the differences in farm buildings.

Barb said...

That widow on the first seems like an after-though. Red, of course, is always my favorite.

Roan said...

Both are great barns. I wonder about that odd little window in the top shot, weird.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the red barn! That first one is a bit different, isn't it? That is one tiny window!

Karen said...

Love the red one!

Charade said...

My friend has a newer 2-story barn with a smaller window on the opposite side of the big opening for loading hay. The little window was added for cross-ventilation. Her barn cats like to camp out there when it's too hot outside, so she even added a big fan for them.

EG Wow said...

I hope the owner was paid handsomely when the road cut through his property! Or maybe the owner owned one side and then purchased the other. Dunno. For sure it sounds inconvenient to me!

Randy said...

I like the rusted roof on the red one.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

There is a dairy farm nearby where the cows pasture on one side of Hwy 116 and the milking barn is on the other. There is no doubt where the herd crosses the highway as the asphalt is covered with mud and cow poop. Cows are milked what...3 times a day? That would be six crossings each day. I have never seen the exodus though.

Sylvia K said...

Great barns for the day! I am curious about that very tiny window???? Hope your week is off to a good start!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

the 2 story barn doesn't look too sturdy, don't know that I'd want to check out the little window

the red barn is wonderful but it belongs in the middle of a meadow, not on the side of the highway
they did the same thing to an old farmstead near me, I always want to move the barn further back

shutterbuggbitten said...

That would be quite the bummer having the farm cut in two. Love the red barn.

Millie said...

I think that first barn would make a lovely little summer home.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great, beautiful barns.
Costas

Robin said...

T, I guess you know now why the Chicken crossed to road: to get to the barn!
I think that little window must have some nefarious reason for existence!

Mama Zen said...

Great shots!

CameraCruise said...

I like both barns.
We have some of those close in road separated farmsteads as well.
It must be so difficult to live like that.

ladyfi said...

Love the faded beauty of the first one.

Ellie said...

That is a strange wee window at the top of the first one. And it must be so annoying to be on opposite sides of the road.

Annette said...

Being on the opposite side of the road from the barn would be a pain in the neck!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I never get tired of looking at old barns... may be because we don't have any here (or very few, anyway) in S. CA. Keep 'em coming!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, I'd hate having my home/farm divided by a highway/road between... Yuk!!!!

BUT--that is a gorgeous barn--and I like the two-story one also... Don't have a clue as to why a small window is up there...

Hugs,
Betsy

Inger said...

I'd hate that too, but the barns are great.Someday I'll drive to the other side of town, where both climate and soil are different and they grow stuff. So they must have some barns. I'll probably wait until spring. Until then I will enjoy yours, Nancy's and all the rest of these wonderful old structures.

Eva Ason said...

Interesting barns ^_^ Great photos.
Have a lovely day

Eva

SweetMarie said...

Great photos of barns Theresa! I just posted my first barn post today. :) Perfect timing!

Rohrerbot said...

I like barns that are further in and away from the roads. It seems that when they near traffic, they lose a bit of their mystery and intrigue. And the critters are less likely to hang out near them except maybe owls and hawks.

Bob Bushell said...

The trouble with the corrugated metal, is they can hurt you, but lovely.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Love that red and white one :)


May I use your "No word veri" widget
on my blog? Pretty puleeze?
xo, misha

Andrew said...

I love seeing all your local buildings... the first one would just be called a shed over here..

Candy C. said...

I like the two-story one, it is rather rare for a corrugated tin building. The red one looks very well cared for.

Nancy said...

Up in the mountains, we have a similar situation in that when a road came through a piece of property they literally divided the poor man's property so that his house is on one of the road and his barn on the other....Must be a mess for him.....I do hope they compensated him well......

We don't have many tin barns here in NC...It was good to see your shot of one.....

Farm Girl said...

We have a farm like that here too. The freeway cut through the middle of the land. So then they had two pieces of property and really couldn't do anything with either, as the well was on one side and the other land was across the freeway. They took the heart of the property for the freeway.
Now it just sits.

Elaine said...

Two nice ones! I have seen farms in other places where the house and barn are separated. Back when it was just a trail with little or no traffic it made sense, but as times changed and the road got bigger it would be a real pain.

joo said...

Red and white - our national colours:)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Sometimes I also wonder why little windows are put into such barns. I don't have a good answer. No, I would not like to have my barn across the road from my home. Road-builders don't often care except for how easily the road could be constructed. Perhaps that was the trade-off and they did not have to lose the house? Probably! I love today's pictures. Have a great day!

eileeninmd said...

I wonder if they had to give up some land to have the road built. It seems odd the have the house across the street from the barn. Great barn post. Have a great week!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

A lovely set of barns there, I would hate having to travel all that way in order to get from farm house to barn... I agree with your word verification posting aswell !!!!

Sally said...

The one that sits close to the road reminds me of the time they put a highway in front of my uncle's house (in the country) and now that sits close to the highway. The road is in a curve and more than one accident has happened when a car would end up in the pasture.

The window? I'm thinking for hay to be pitched maybe. But, what do I know. LOL

Carletta said...

The window is rather small but it gives a little bit of mystery.
Here there are many places that a farm is spread on both sides of the road - I wouldn't want it that way either.

A Quiet Corner said...

Red is my favorite color! I still have to remember to bring the camera with me!!!...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

I think today I will have to go with the red one - it is attractive to me. sandie

Casey said...

Cool shots. I should give barns a try sometime.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love them both! Two-story barns are especially cool.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hmmm very interesting...I wonder if the road came through long after the home and barn had been built and maybe they got a nice price for allowing the road to be built right down the middle. I like the top barn too...

Giga said...

A może to okienko dla ptaków :-). Pozdrawiam.*** Or is the box for the birds :-). Yours.

Madge Bloom said...

Lots of aluminum there... we have thieves steeling everything in sight around here to sell it for scrap... glad they haven't hit these barns...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cousin Frankie living upstairs in the first one?:@)

Bruce Clark said...

Its amazing how you keep finding barns to photography...I like it..

Saun said...

Now those are different. lol at everyone's comments.

Nancy Claeys said...

Two very interesting barns today, T. I like that two-story barn. Maybe the owners were from my part of the country and wanted a barn to remind them of home. ;)

Susan said...

86 comments? Holy cow! Great barns!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

I've got to get out to shoot some more barns. there are some around here that look like the only thing holding them up is the HEAVY coat of barn red paint.

Beth said...

great shots. (:

Tammy said...

Love that first barn! That teeny tiny window is funny!!

Linda R said...

Love seeing your Barn photos. Hope you have a happy week..

Linda R said...

Love seeing your Barn photos. Hope you have a happy week..

Kim, USA said...

In the Philippines we use corrugated sheet for roofing and siding too. ^_^

Red Barn

rainfield61 said...

All the barns are fully loaded with your words.

Evelyn S. said...

By the time I get around to your blog, there are already 94 comments! For heaven's sake! ;-) "Mow" is a word I haven't heard or seen in years and years ...and yet it's in your post. That's one tiny little opening. Your barn post also reminded me that I haven't done my Barn Charm post yet today.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Both great barns but I like the little white one best.

Gillian Olson said...

More great barns. Think I like the red one, but the road is a bit inconvenient.

Charlotte said...

I like the 2 stories, but the tiny window is odd. Too bad about the road, but the red barn is nice.

Nicole Burgoz said...

They are beautiful!

Fotokarusellen said...

A lot of great shots since last visit. Wonderful work.

Daniel said...

I think this whole barn thing is corru-gated and taking off with its own barnugated terminology. Whatta ya think?

Nice shots by the way!

SquirrelQueen said...

I like that little metal one mainly because of all its oddities. That tiny window is very strange.

Fiskarn said...

Happens here in Sweden to that the roads crosses between the farmhouses and I understand that you hate it !

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Something like that is what happened to my parent's property... there's 5 acres on the other side of the highway.

Great barns, TWG, ambassador of the Barn State of Texas! =)

ps I got my brother, Brian, to turn off captcha! YaY! LoL!

Paula said...

I like that first one~ it's so tall!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Marie said...

Great barns! No barns around here for me to post, that's for sure, so I have to enjoy everyone else's! :-) Thanks for your comment on the mailboxes...would do a meme, but I'm afraid they would start getting harder and harder to find for me, and that most other people would have trouble too.

Pat Tillett said...

I wouldn't want to be under one of those metal roofs during a hail storm! Love them though...

Genie said...

Well, I learned a new word tonight.....mow....went to Wiki to see what it meant. Pretty cool. Like both of your photos, but the uniqueness of the first one makes it my favorite. genie

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