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Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Barn Collective - Wisconsin, Part One

Let's go to Wisconsin for some old barns.  We went back to Wisconsin for Don's 50th High School reunion, and took a few days to explore the countryside.  
We saw a few barns with quilts painted on them - and a cement silo

 A corn field in front of a barn with a painted quilt

 We also saw silos built with local stones - gathered from the fields
 A very good job of fitting the stones together into the round shape of the silo
 And a shingled roof
 The roof is gone on this silo after all the years in the harsh winters of Wisconsin

 A stone shed on the same farm
 And a stone foundation, the barn is long gone
Next week - part two of Wisconsin barns


Gayle said...

Fieldstone; always a favorite of mine.

Tom said...

Quilt barns are always a treat to find. The stone silo is special, I have only found a couple. Thanks for linking this great collection. Please return again. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Jeanne said...

Yes, the old stone silo's are few now. Great pictures!

Maggie said...

Those stone silos are great.

bettyl-NZ said...

The stone buildings and silos are so amazing to see!

The Furry Gnome said...

Neat stone silos!

Marigene said...

Cool rock silos...wonder why we don't see more of them. I would think they would be so much sturdier than wood or all the metal ones around here.
Have a great week, JoAnn.

Kay said...

I don't think I've seen stone silos before. It certainly looks like they're built to last.
I love the quilt patterns painted on the barns. It lends so much character, doesn't it?

Julie Fukuda said...

Having done my share of rock -picking, it is good to see them put to use.

J said...

A fresh new collection of barns! Beauties, all of them! I especially love the barn quilts!

Rose said...

How I totally love all that stone work...I don't think I have ever seen stone silos. These are wonderful. I always look forward to seeing your shots.

VioletSky said...

The stone silos are my favourite!