We took a drive on a partly cloudy, partly sunny, partly rainy day - up Hiway 9. We only got part way and ran into detour after detour and finally headed home. We also hit two traffic jams on the freeway - accidents glogged the roads until traffic was backed up for miles. Fortunately we got off the freeway and took the back roads - and then ran into the detours. But we did see some barns - mostly run down and abandoned. I was disappointed in the condition surrounding some of them.
This one was in fairly good condition - interesting how many of the old barns still have the tv antennas - even though there is no air tv in this area.
This barn had lots of trash sitting around
But a pretty patch of asters in the grass
Roof is sagging, walls are falling down
I have tried and tried to figure out what this sign says - but it is too far gone
This one was not quite as rusted - but going that way
These farm buildings are in great condition - painted and well cared for. The barn in the front seems to not be used for livestock. Across the road is a Hazelnut Orchard, and I think this is the processing area for the nuts. I couldn't find a sign saying anything about the nut trees.
The silos are still there, from when the farm had cattle, probably dairy cattle, as that was the main industry on ranches here for years and years.
The original barn - probably used for storage now.
A lovely old barn - but no longer in use.
And another that has seen better days.
It was a lovely ride, and then a stop at our favorite Mexican Restaurant for an early dinner. The heavy rain and wind held off until we got home - then all fury broke loose and we had one humdinger of a storm all night and into today.