Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Goodbye and good riddance

I love our old barn. I hold great, unspoken hopes for what it may become some day in the fuzzy, distant, uncertain future of this place. In the meantime I enjoy simply looking and daydreaming about it. And photographing it. Lots of photographs. Some of which I've posted before. 

What you may not have noticed is that I've never shown all four sides. There's a reason for that. One side was a mess. A two-story shed across the entire southern side had collapsed in recent years, exposing the hay mow and creating a ruin. An insurance-cancelling, disaster-in-waiting, heap-of-a-wreck.

The cleanup and rehabilitation began today. We didn't get far, because of the rain, but we got far enough to finally show some pictures. More will come with time, but don't anybody hold their breathe.


Winter 2012-2013

Winter 2012-2013

Spring 2013

Last week, Summer 2013


Today, July23, 2013

Today, July 23, 2013, in the rain

Inside the hay mow, looking out.

The timbers

Ta da.  


  1. The skeleton of that old barn looks to be in good shape. Once you get rid of all the unwanted appendages, you'll have a real gem. Hard work, but well worth it. Nice job.

  2. That is a beautiful old barn, I absolutely love it. I am so glad you are not just doing what a lot of people would do, tearing it down.
    It has a lot of life left in it.
    I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! So many possibilities!!!

  3. Can't wait to see it all fixed back up! :)

  4. What a great old barn! Definitely worth saving - and such possibilities~ You really did a lot of clean up!

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