An Old Barn

Mom and I saw this barn while we were driving around scouting for barns.  It’s old and looks to be retired.  I found the shape of the barn interesting.

The Alfalfa Weevils are bad this year.  We have one field that is mostly alfalfa and the Rancher cut it yesterday.  We are lucky the weevils hadn’t done a lot of damage, but we have seen a few fields that are in pretty bad shape.

The grass or prairie hay looks like it is going to be short.  We have received some rain, but not enough for a bumper hay crop.  The small grains look to be hanging in there.

Sunday and Monday the wind was awful.  At least the temps held in the low 70’s.  The birds woke me up early this beautiful morning.  I like waking up to bird song better than sleeping lightly due to the howling wind.

How does the hay look in your area?


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17 Responses to An Old Barn

  1. Not good for the hay here. We’re getting about 50% of what we had last year – and unless we get a miracle in the form of a good, long rain we probably won’t have enough for a second cutting either.

    • Robyn says:

      I don’t like to hear all this talk of dry! Without some moisture here the Hubby says haying will be a short lived event. We rarely get a second cutting.

      There was a storm to the south of us last night and we have a chance for rain on Friday night.

  2. Beth - VA says:

    such great shots. we have been having rain for the past two days. but i know we so need more. (:

  3. Kim says:

    Our hay in Central Kansas is better so far this year than last year’s Drought of 2011. We started putting down the second cutting today. It’s really kind of remarkable because we are still very dry, but the alfalfa is hanging in there – for now. We had a weevil problem earlier in the spring and had to spray for them.

  4. LindaG says:

    Very interesting barn, indeed.
    Not sure about the hay, but the bag worms or web worms or whatever they are, are bad around our property this year.

  5. Marilyn says:

    I love the barn photos!

  6. Tricia says:

    I really like the shape of this ol barn, it’s beautiful in my eyes…
    Hopefully, they’ll continue to use it & not abandon it!

    When Spring hit our area, everything was so beautifully green, but we’ve gotten very very little rain & now, everything’s turning brown… Bring on the rain!!! =0

    Thanks so much for joining this week’s Barn Charm =)

    • Robyn says:

      Our spring sounds similar. A few good rains in early May got the grass started. The moisture has just shut off. The other bad thing is all the wind we have had. Optimism says it will rain … soon!

      I was mowing the yard once a week. It has now been over a week; the grass has grown a little. I am almost nervous to mow again as I think the lawn will turn brown. At least I have tall dandelions to annoy me.

  7. Candy C. says:

    Love that big ol’ barn!! 🙂
    All the hay grown around here is down near the river and irrigated. It was looking pretty good the last time I saw it!

  8. Rose says:

    I LOVE the first and last shot…

  9. Barb says:

    I really like this barn, Robin. I love the shape and the two little windows on the back side of the haymow.
    Thanks for your nice comments on my awards. And yes, the flowers make me happy!

  10. Judy says:

    I like that barn, but it sure is funny looking! All angles!

  11. Janis says:

    Nice shots…I love to wake up to the birds singing too!

  12. I’d say a little mowing around the barn was in order!

    Old Stone Fence

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