Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17



This is a farm I worked at when I was in high school. It was a celery farm at that time. Now they also grow onions. The white you can see on the very left of the picture is a greenhouse where the celery start to grow. The cute little barn in front is where equipment is kept and the bigger pole is what is used the most. The celery is brought there to be cleaned, trimmed and packed. The little piece of machinery in the center of the picture is a celery planter. 4 people can sit in it. The outer part is taken off when the weather is nice, but in the early Spring it helps keep the planters warm.
I don't know if I've ever seen other blue barns but I like them here!
For more barns, visit Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

29 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

How fun that you worked there! I've never seen a celery planter!

I love the blue..bright, fresh and lovely!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

oh, i love the blue barn. so bright & cheerful. (:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

How cool that you worked there. I guess I never even thought how celery is grown. I like the blue barn, especially with the white roof.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Well , I certainly eat celery, but for some reason never thought of a farm devoted to it. I really like the blue color - its not very common around me. Pretty shot!

Daniel LaFrance said...

I've never seen blue coloured barns, nor a celery farm at that.

Very cool!

TexWisGirl said...

neat to have personal knowledge of the farm in the photo! most times we just sort of wonder. :)

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

Interesting. Yu don't see too many blue barns. It's very pretty. I've never been on a celery farm before, tell us more!

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

Interesting. Yu don't see too many blue barns. It's very pretty. I've never been on a celery farm before, tell us more!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Great capture.. Not a lot of blue barns around.

Terri Buster said...

Very pretty blue- I really like the front one with the white roof!

Tanya said...

i've never heard of a celery farm before! love that blue :)

Susanna Redeker said...

what an incredible blue with the barn and the sky!! great photo shot!

Kathy said...

I think this is my first at seeing a blue barn. It's a great color. I never gave much thought to growing celery! See how blogging makes us smarter!

Jan n Jer said...

What a lovely memory you just shared! Love the blue and that its all well cared for!

njschout said...

I love the blue!

EG CameraGirl said...

Blue barns are unusual but very pretty! I wonder why I rarely see them painted blue. Hmmm.

Lauren said...

What a great photo! The farm looks like it is in such great working order. Very tidy and pretty.

Joanna Jenkins said...

A celery planting machine. Who knew! THanks for the info.

And blue is my favorite color so I'm really loving these barns. They're a great shade.

xo jj

S. Etole said...

What a great color on those buildings. I've never seen celery grow.

Cindy said...

Love the blue barn! Beautiful shade of blue!

Betsy said...

Blue barns I've never seen that color before. I love celery and so neat you got to work on a farm like this. Betsy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a beautiful shade of blue! They really look stunning with the blue sky above!

Elaine said...

Wonderful blue barns! Great to hear about the process of growing celery. You never hear much about it, but it's definitely a staple at the grocery store.

Kerin said...

Great blue barns!
I love that you've included the history of the barns, and what they are used for. Very interesting.

Tricia Hays said...

I just love getting information about these barns & farms posted for Barn Charm... & you used to work here, so you know about the place! Excellent

Thanks Mari =)

Anonymous said...

Do they bury the celery to bleach it? They tell me that they do that around here.
Cheryl

Robyn said...

A blue barn; how fun!

I am always interested in non-mid west Ag production. It is new and interesting to me.

pattisjarrett said...

I've never seen such blue barns either, but they are great! Thanks for sharing. I never thought of a celery farm.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

LOVE the blue barns. It makes such a pretty picture. Love the story behind them too. I eat celery, but never think about who planted or picked it.