Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4


This barn is part of a farm that was started in 1866. It was run for many years as the County Poor Farm. There was a huge house where people could live, and they worked on the farm. It later was used as a place for people who were mentally challenged to live and work. In recent years, the house was taken down and the farm was not being used. The county renovated the buildings and made hiking and equestrian trails on the 228 acres of land.
I think it's a beautiful barn!
I've linked up with Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily. Stop over there to see lots of great barns,

21 comments:

Rose said...

This is a wonderful barn...it is the second one I have seen this round of barn charm that I would love to live in!

sara said...

it is beautiful

Glenda said...

Beautiful barn- one of the largest I've seen! Red barns always get my attention!

Kim, USA said...

It is really beautiful. If this will be torn down it would be a shame. Good thing that they make it useful and people could enjoy it. Kids should see what is a real barn not from the book or from facebook game hehehehe. Thanks for sharing.


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Shelly said...

awesome--I didn't know there were hiking trails there. That is cool what they did with the place.

don said...

What a gorgeous barn! It's being maintained so well with fresh paint and everything looking so good. A fine shot and wonderful post for Barn Charm.

B. Meandering said...

It is a beautiful example of its kind--so glad the county is keeping it up. You're blessed to have it.:)

Lesley said...

That is one tall barn. It is great to see one in such good shape - and being used (for something!)

Kathy said...

It's fabulous. And what a wonderful history of giving!

Judy said...

Awesome, this one is in beautiful shape!

Jan n Jer said...

Great barn with lots of charm. Happy to hear that its still serving a purpose!

Tricia said...

I know I saw & read this post yesterday & I could have sworn I commented... I don't know what's happening to my mind! LoL! =0

It's such a beautiful barn... I know I commented yesterday & said that I was sorry they couldn't have saved the house, but I was glad they saved the barn & are taking such terrific care of it!!! =)

grammy said...

That is a big beautiful barn with a great story (o:
I like your pictures here. I love taking pictures, but seem to have bad luck with my cameras. lol

Ashley @ 365 things said...

I love this. It's exactly what I picture in my head when I think of a big red BARN.

LuAnn said...

love this barn picture !!!

√ Honest Abe said...

That is one super nice barn.

We used to have what was locally called, "The Poor House" and it was a farm run by people who had made it their home. It was a "county home" and was always an excellent set of buildings and farming practices were excellent. I think it has fallen on hard times and not sure it is still in operation.

Debbie said...

That is a gorgeous barn. Makes me wonder what the house looked like.

Betsy said...

I love to drive by farms that are well kept and freshly painted! That is a gorgeous barn!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love the contrast and colors, Mari. It's beautiful. You don't see many of these in South Alabama.

lioneagle said...

Hi Mari -

I love that barn photo. It speaks volumes.

Thank you

Michelle said...

What a beautiful barn. Love this picture!