Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Barn Watching


"you just gotta love
a little old barn
touched by time
with it's own charm.
the weathered wood
shines bright in the sun. .
Proud and still standing...
(it's life isn't done).....
Think of the tales
that could be told
If barns could talk
of memories they hold. . ."
            from: Old Barns and Pictures
                     by Connetta Jean


I love sitting on the porch and seeing the old barn stand so tall and proud. It's seen many years of hard work and labor. It has housed mules, horses, cattle, tractors, farm equipment, seed, hay, grain, owls, cats, pigeons, doves, cars, trucks, boats--the list is endless. It's withstood tornadoes, floods, fires, and storms.

Magers Barn, blt ca 1930, Widner-Magers Farm Historic District, Dell, AR

It has watched all it's fellow barns--one by one--fall to the ground or be razed for the wood. I like to think of our barn as a wise old gentleman, who has withstood the sands of time and has come out the wiser for it.












25 comments:

Betty Roan said...

That is one loved and well cared for barn. Love the porch and picket fence, too. The good life.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a beautiful barn. I love all the treasures inside - including the kittens!

Robyn said...

Neat barn tour on a Rural Thursday! My favorite is the horseshoe picture.

Tanya said...

what a great barn, the whole place is beautiful, right down to the kitty!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful captures of a lovely farm life! Unique photography and texture.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Amy Burzese said...

A lovely place. Thanks for sharing it.

Nancy said...

I agree with Betty -- it's like a part of the family -- loved and cared for.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I like your post. The photos are beautiful.

Carolyn said...

There is nothing like a red barn. I think its just a perfect place you have there. How lucky to grow up the way you did!

Beth said...

This is an incredible post---rural America at its finest!
The photo of the old wringer washer brought back memories of watching my Grandma Jarvis 'wrestle' with hers in the basement of their home. She resisted a new and improved one for years although Grandpa wanted to get her one.
My favorite photos are tied between the one with the tractor and the one of the kittens (I'm a sucker for kittens.):>) But all the photos are outstanding! Thanks for sharing! (I don't think I've ever been #2 in barn charm before---shows you what school being out does for a teacher's time!)

Charade said...

What a beautiful story. The loving care is heart-warming to see.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shots. I feel like I'm almost there with you. :)

Bev said...

Beautiful Farm post..and the stories that barn could tell!!

Bev said...

Beautiful Farm post..and the stories that barn could tell!!

Mari said...

It's a wonderful barn! I love the other pictures you added - all charmers!

Linnea said...

What a lovely setting and your photos are beautiful too!

Honest Abe said...

Besides the barn and all the stuff in it, I liked the old manure fork. It differs from the pitch fork with three tines.

W. Latane Barton said...

The barn is great but what caught my eye are those kittens and the washing machine. Farm like can't be beat.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

What a gorgeous farm you have! These are all great captures, but I love the perspective of the 1st shot. The tractor, the scarecrow, sooo many horseshoes, & those burlap bags, LOVE EM, and the kitties are just too cute...

Thank you so much for joining in & linking up to this week's Barn Charm =)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You have a beautiful home and a gorgeous barn! I was surprised to see your name...my blog is named The Farmer's Daughter. Nice to meet you!

Rita said...

Wonderful post. Great photos all. That old wringer washer in the one photo sure brings back memories of my high school years. My mother got her arm caught in one and could not reach the release so she was badly hurt. I ended up with the laundry chore for quite some time after that.

Terri Buster said...

Gorgeous setting- the barn is just fantastic. I could sit on that porch all day long taking in that view!

Faye said...

Wonderful, wonderful photo journal. So much to love in all these photos from that welcoming front porch and sensible front yard to the barn itself. Especially appreciated the closeups of everything. Brought back some good memories.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You have a lovely farm. So well kept. I love the pictures of all the stuff in the barn. I like the poem too.

Beth said...

love the shot of the tractor in front of the barn. great views. (:

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