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Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Barn Collective

 An old barn surrounded by new houses - on the way to Birch Bay State Park
 A working barn - with cows in the field in front
 On the right side you see small blue "posts" - those are protective covers for new trees planted on the farm.  In our county (not sure if this is a state or county policy) if you have wetlands on your property and plant native trees you don't have to pay taxes on that portion of your land.  These are mere sticks now - but in less than three years many of them will be nearly 10 feet tall, and the land reforested for habitat for birds and animals.  We see acres and acres of these plantings every summer.

The front of the barn 
 A shed and a small barn - not used anymore.  The surrounding fields are planted in potatoes or corn every year.
 I love the diagonal placement of the boards  That took some measuring and cutting.
 This barn can be seen from a roundabout - this first shot is a little blurry - but I liked the two trees framing the barn.  Don drove slowly on the roundabout so I could get pictures - no stopping allowed in roundabouts.
One of my favorite barns - well kept and a tidy barnyard.

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful barn series. It is a great incentive to plant trees and get the tax break! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Tom said...

Thanks JoAnn thanks for sharing this wonderful collection of northwest barns. Please keep them coming.

Gayle said...

Love the restoration project.
That first barn has lots of potential for winter sliding fun!

Small City Scenes said...

Great barn shots. Barns are so wonderful and so different. Love that huge last shot.
MB

Larry Hasty Wendy Stanley Wojcicki said...

way to go.

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh, we just have to pay tax on everything here! xx

Rose said...

I do really love your barns...I like the one with boards on the bias...haha Had to use a quilting term...I am not sure if I have ever seen one with boards that way. That makes it a lot, lot stronger.

Julie Fukuda said...

You never seem to run out of barns. I never thought of Washington as a farming state but the proof is on film.

J said...

I'm delighted to see communities offering incentive for preserving habitats. I just don't get the people who think it's okay to level and abuse everything in sight (for profit, of course). At the very least, we need to leave this planet the same as we found it for our children.

Kay said...

Interesting post - great barns and I learned something about tree planting in wetlands areas (I hope the trees like to get their feet wet!). I especially like the barn with the lumber on the diagonal. Unusual!

Felicia said...

love your barns. folks plant trees like that here in Pa too but I'm not sure if they get the tax break or not.

Susan Rafael Otter Jolie Nixon said...

powerful.