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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Old Grey Barns

Many of the old barns have not been painted for years now and are weathering into pretty grey colors.
Is this barn winking at us? Does it have a secret?
A little farm shed - no longer in use
The blackberries are coming!

A garage, a small barn, some Trumpeter Swans to the right - and a hammock to the left.  Life is good
Just the barn - in a large hay field on the way to Stanwood, WA.  Another day - another view - without the garage or the hammock.
Patched up but still standing
New tin roof
Old tin roof
Not a grey barn - but a very interesting new style of silo.  It certainly covers a large amount of the farmland.
Chicken ranches used to be a big part of farming in our area - there are many long chicken houses still left standing - though only one chicken enterprise still operating - on a much larger scale than this would have been.
Still used for hay storage - the new roof keeps things dry during our rainy winters (and rainy autumns and rainy springs - and sometimes rainy summers).


Michelle said...

This is a wonderful collection. If a barn here in central KY isn't black, then it is a weathered gray, much like these.

Lea said...

Great barn photos!
'Patched up but still standing' is my favorite

Tom said...

...JoAnn, do you ever have a bunch of barns of what! The first one has such a large roof and every short side walls, I would never see that in this area. "Patched up but still standing" is my favorite. Your "interesting new style of silo" looks to be a Harvestore, around here they are used to store liquid manure on large dairy farms. Thanks so much for being here, please stop back again.

The Furry Gnome said...

Is that a huge liquid manure tank? They make them like that here.

Kay said...

Those boards on the diagonal are really interesting. I wonder if there's a practical reason for that. I certainly like the look of it.

Rose said...

Oh, wow, what a great bunch of the patched up one and just in general love them all.

happyone said...

Wonderful collection of barns.