My First Barn Charm

I am so excited to participate in my first Barn Charm!  I have a long time fascination with barns.  They are big, many are old and I often wonder what kind of stories they could tell.

One of my projects on our trip to Nebraska was to scout the countryside for barns.  It was fun to go barn hunting and photographing with my Mom.

This barn belongs to a good friend and sits on his Dad’s place.  Clyde moved his family here in the 1940’s and lived just shy of 103 years.

During the early part of the 20th century March 5th held significant meaning.  Many of the older folks around the neighborhood talk about “moving day.”  Many farm families rented a farm for one year, when the rent was up the family moved to another farm.  March 5th was the designated day marking when the rent was up.  Clyde and his family moved several times before permanently staying on this farm.

I like windmills too.  This windmill is near the barn and I couldn’t help but point my camera up and take a picture.

Do you have a fascination with barns or windmills? 

Have you heard any interesting stories from the homesteading years?

 

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11 Responses to My First Barn Charm

  1. Beth - VA says:

    great grouping of barns. i love red. always love red barns. (:

  2. Candy C. says:

    What a great barn! I love big old barns…wish we had them around here. (sigh) Guess I’ll just have to live vicariously through all my Midwest blogging buddies! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      I am amazed at all the different barns that are linked up to Barn Charm. I could look at them for hours.

  3. Mari says:

    Welcome to barn Charm! You found a great barn for your first time.

  4. Carletta says:

    I like it!
    Red is always ‘the’ color and it has some great details. I really like your post processing on that first shot!
    Welcome to Barn Charm!

  5. LindaG says:

    Very nice pictures all!

  6. I love barns but I always snap photos of windmills!! Windmills and water tanks with cattle! Cool Barn!

  7. Very cool barn- love the colors!

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