Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5


This barn belongs to my husbands step-dad. He farmed and drove truck all his life. He's now nearing 80 and still enjoys being out on the tractor. This barn doesn't get used like it did in the past, but there is still some hay stored in it. Do you see the ladder inside, leaning up against the loft?
It's a simple barn, but it's been used well over many years.

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24 comments:

Jill said...

Yes! I see the ladder and just love that added bonus. This is a wonderful barn that has so much history. That it is personal for you makes it extra special.

Jill said...

Yes! I see the ladder and just love that added bonus. This is a wonderful barn that has so much history. That it is personal for you makes it extra special.

Kathy said...

It's still nice and straight and looks like it's been well tended.

Betsy said...

I love that grey of the weather-worn wood!

Carletta said...

It's nice to see it has been lovingly taken care of!
I can remember climbing a built in ladder to the hay loft of my friends family barn to play. Nice memories.

Glenda said...

I like its simple, weathered beauty. I'm wondering what the loft looks like at the top of that ladder!

S. Etole said...

There's something soothing about the weathered wood of a barn.

Tanya said...

it's a well loved barn!

TexWisGirl said...

it looks very sturdy and solidly built. i like it! i hope your step FIL has many more years of joy thre. :)

Jill Wellington said...

Reading the story behind the barn makes the photo even more special, Mari!

Rose said...

Simple but well loved from the looks of it. Reminds me of a lot of barns I see down home.

LuAnn said...

How fun to have a barn in your family!!! So simple yet I love it !!!

Andrew said...

A lovely old weathered barn to see... and lovely to hear it's in your familie possession.

I have just had a lovely browse around your blog.

Nezzy said...

A a little farm chick I would climb every blessed barn ladder to explore the loft. 'Just somthin' bout those lofts that were special to my little girl heart!

Great shot sweetie.

God bless and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

MarieElizabeth said...

It looks like it is holding up very well too. Glad he can still get out onthe tractor and have some fun.

Ruta said...

I love that weathered wood and to see the ladder inside adds a great touch!

Larry said...

... and it looks cared for... with that excellent roof, it should be around for a very long time! Larry

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Yes, I see the ladder... many many climbs up there over the years. Is that some kind of stone along the side?

Thanks so much for joining =)

Genie said...

You can tell it has been used, loved, and is now still in good shape. I know he will be out there in the barn and on his tractor as long as he can. He sound like a happy gentleman. genie

dr momi said...

A well cared for barn!

Woody said...

A fine barn, neat green roof.

Susanna said...

everytime i see all your photo's, i owuld love to visit your area!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

This is a good sturdy barn with a a terrific back story.

Blessing to your father in law.

xo jj

LisaShaw said...

I bet it's strong and made of good stock as is your husband's step-dad.:) My Grandparents used to say that.

Yes, I can see the ladder. I bet many years of hard work and living was done in and through that barn. Awesome!

I pray God's hand with your husband's step-dad as he nears 80.

Hugs and love.