Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25



I really think I like old faded barns better that the new beautiful ones.  These barns have character!  They remind me of the little old people I care for in the nursing home.  They too are gray and wrinkled, but they have character and stories to tell.  And both barns and people have a certain charm when they are old.
I like this barns shape and color.  Do you see the plaque on near the front left corner?  It's a historical plaque, given by the state of Michigan when a farm is owned by one family for 100 years.

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25 comments:

Nancy said...

Mari, that is a grand old barn and to think it's been in the same family for 100 years...that is amazing....I think it's neat that your state gives a sign for that....

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow, the same family for 100 years, now that is very cool! I love old barns, too, they have a certain charm to them.

S. Etole said...

I like that little wing on the right that looks as though it may be part stone.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Yes, I like the weathered look of old barns too, Mari. It looks like it could have a new roof though. Here in Minnesota, the sign would read century farm.

Cranberry Morning said...

I feel the same way about the older, weathered barns. Besides, the barns now often have cows that are fed high-energy food to increase production and cows aren't out on pasture, etc. etc. That barn was from a different era - when people weren't in such a hurry and cows had names rather than numbers. We also were on a gold standard, rather than printing paper money, so the dollar was worth more, which meant that a farmer with 20 cows on 80 acres could support a wife and children. Who could possibly do that these days!

CAROLDEE said...

LOVE IT.. Love the age and the colors..wondering if it was being used or not. I know some use them until they fall. I have seen so many like that. This is a treasure..Thanks for sharing it.

Elaine said...

This is a beauty!! I do like the old barns best. They have so much character that the modern style barns don't have. Ones like this are a testament to the foundation our country was built on.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I agree. Love the character.

Nell at njschout said...

Character and history, love these barns! : )

Tanya Breese said...

i agree with you!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I agree, Mari. Older barns as well as older people are often overlooked because of their age but I think they are so interesting. There is much beauty to be found in faded exteriors.

Amy Burzese said...

I like the old ones more also. This one is great.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love the siding on this one! It's a beautiful barn! In Missouri we have 'Century Farms' when a farm has been in the same family for 100 years. I always love seeing those signs. Have a great day! Twyla

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That beautiful, old red barn definitely has character! I love the photo.

Rose said...

This is an old beauty, for sure.

debi said...

Wonderful barn shot, the weathered wood and the snow, love it. I think it's great that old historical barns are recognized.

Kathy said...

This one is real jewel.

Christina said...

What a great old barn! I love the green roof, and your perspective of this image! Thanks for sharing!

pattisjarrett said...

Great barn. Thanks for the work you do, that's a tough job.

Deanna said...

I totally agree with you about the character. What a beauty!

Faye said...

Oh, my! Such a handsome old structure and with so much character. And such a fine photo. I would love to see this barn done in pen and ink with the lightest bit of color. It is a fabulous subject.

Judy said...

I agree about liking the old ones better than the new ones, they do have character. This is a good one!

Tricia Hays said...

that's a beauty of a barn =)

David C Brown said...

Fine sturdy structure.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I agree- I love the old faded wood, and it's red, my favorite barn color. Cool green roof, too!