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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Acme Farms

Another road trip - this time out to Acme, WA - and what a treasure of barns they have
 Before getting to Acme we stopped and got a picture of this barn with the Sisters in the background - always a wonderful farm photo.

 It used to be a tradition to paint advertising signs on the end of barns - and on our way to Acme we always pass this barn - recently painted and advertising a restaurant that is  five and a half miles down the road - we'll have to schedule our trips out that way so we can stop for lunch.  I hear that the food is very good.
 Hidden amongst the blackberry vines
 A newly built barn, in the style that is very popular here.  That shape is called a Dutch Barn - it has a Gambrel Roof - the bulge in the middle of the roof - which allows for much more storage space for hay than a traditionally sloped roof.  This area was heavily settled by the Dutch and their influence is still seen today in the barns.

There are many Christmas Tree farms in our area - you can pick the one you like and cut it yourself.  This one is in front of a really nice old barn with a new roof.

The Barn Collective


Debra She Who Seeks said...

That new tin roof on such an old barn looks kinda funny. But the barn must still be functionally and structurally sound or they wouldn't have invested all that money for the new roof.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful barn series. I like the barn with the Grill sign. The new barn is pretty too. One of my favorites is the last one with the green roof. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead! Happy 4th of July!

Tom said...

...JoAnn, how I love your foxgloves! Thanks for checking from barn heaven west, what a great collection you have this week. I'm fond of advertisements that are painted on barn, I see Mail Pouch around here. You certainly live surrounded by some mighty nice scenery. Thanks for stopping by!

Lea said...

Nice barns and the scenery is beautiful!

VioletSky said...

It is so nice to see a new barn built in a traditional style.

Rose said...

Really nice collection!

ellen b. said...

Looks like I'd enjoy this drive with a stop at that restaurant! Wonderful series of barns. Have a good week.

A Colorful World said...

Some really great barns! The Blue Mountain Grill barn is my fave! And a stop at the grill to eat sounds like it would be in order. :-)

Powell River Books said...

Some nice new and old barns in Acme. Haven't been out that way in a long time. I like the painted add. Reminds me of the old days when barns were used as billboards. - Margy