Old Barns

I love old barns. I suppose it goes back to my childhood days in Iowa. My relatives all lived on farms but we didn’t so when we went visiting I loved going into the barn. I loved the animals: cows, pigs, horses, the cats and kittens, chickens; the harnesses hanging on pegs, the hay bales, the smell (?), the machinery. I wish I had more pictures of the old barns from my childhood. One barn I’ll never forget is the big round barn on my cousins, Roy and Beulah, farm. We lived there for a few months in a converted chicken house, made into an apartment house of three apartments. We lived in one while we built a house on the other side of the woods. I wish I had a picture of that big, old, round barn!

Now a recent collection I’ve started is of old barns! They’ll soon be disappearing!

This picture and the next one are the same barn. My grandfather, my dad’s dad, built the house and barn over one hundred years ago and as far as I know they’re still standing.







This old barn is near where we live.




Another one just a few miles from where we live.


This picture was sent to me by my friend, Mary. It’s an old barn near where she lives. Thanks, Mary!



The next three old barns I took on a trip. I saw them coming and put my camera out the window and snapped! I think I got pretty good pictures here! Of course, if you click on them you can see them better.

The last picture here is one in Saskatchewan, Canada.

About allinadayofme

I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm now in my eighties! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus two granddaughters-in-law! I'm a great-grandma now! I'm a sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I've just retired from writing and editing a newsletter, Prime Time News, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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8 Responses to Old Barns

  1. sydneyandkay says:

    Yeah I love barns and all the animals and smells and I am do glad that I get 2 go to one all the time. There not dissaperring in my eyes because I go to so many horse barns!! Love you grandma and I hope you can see my new barn.


    • Thanks for commenting, Sydney. I mean the old barns are disappearing. They are badly in need of repair but it costs so much to fix them up so farmers are building new ones. It’s the old ones I’m collecting pictures of. I love you and I hope I can see your new barn too. 🙂


  2. Iris Duff says:

    I have a friend who loves old windmills and always takes pictures of them. Something else that’s old and disappearing from our landscape.


  3. Iris, thanks for your question. I think the Williamson farm is near Masonville. Your dad should know. I’ve been there but that doesn’t mean I know where it is! There was a sale just a few years ago. 😦


  4. Lincoln Denny says:

    Great post.. I am experiencing a few of these issues as well..


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