Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Stills : Old Barns

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was old barns.

These are all Minnesota Barns located within a mile or two from our home.

Bridges Barn

This is Bridge’s barn.  It got a new roof last summer.

Donnies Barn

Donnie’s barn.

Old Yliniemi Barn

I am well acquainted with this barn and have milked many a cow inside.  By hand and with milking machines.

Old Henderson Barn

This beautiful old barn was built by my husbands Grandfather.  It is a tin barn..you don’t see many tin covered barns in this area.

There are not as many barns as there were years ago..years ago every section of land would have a barn. Have a good week everyone:)

22 comments:

  1. The family farm is an important, though sadly disappearing, aspect of our country's history. It's good to see that one of the barns in these pictures is being maintained well and thereby may continue to stand and represent a part of our history for several more generations.

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  2. I love these barn photos. In our part of the state, I don't see many barns. When I was a child, I can remember my great grandpa's farm/barn but a large hospital occupies the land these days.

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  3. It's sad that the barns are disappearing from the old farmsteads - sadly, even the farmsteads are disappearing. Sometimes progress is not progress.

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  4. These are great. Even the tin barns you have in the US are different to tin barns on this side of the Atlantic.

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  5. Tin wasn't cheap and didn't insulate well I'd bet. I can't imagine trying to re-roof that first one. Wow! I love all of these mostly because of their classic style!

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  6. I love those old hip roofed barns......not many left around here.....dead or alive.

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  7. Oh wow, wonderful old barns, and in so many different designs as well. I am glad some are being kept up too.

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  8. Very nice, I was expecting cool old barns and you didn't disappoint.

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  9. They are really special buildings, very different in style from the ones we have around here.

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  10. 2 of my favorite things are old barns and covred bridges. Love your pictures.

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  11. Wonderful photos & barns! Lucky you to be well acquainted with barns, many don't know the treasured life experiences & lessons that they hold within their weathered walls.

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  12. Love these barns too --- they are very familiar :) barns have such character and hold such stories... in their wood, their floors, the roof and even in the noises they make...

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  13. These barns are so different from the kind we have ( had) in California. I guess the shape is because of snow? Oh how I'd love to explore inside! Nicely done!

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  14. Grand old barns. Northern barns are very different from the barns we have down South. :)

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  15. Are any one of these Barns from the old Abbott Homestead? Would like to see if I could get some prints of some kind that Eugene has of family.Don't have much of anything from the farm growing up or of Aunt Evelyn and Family.I guess I have none of Aunt Marie and family either. We were too busy with growing up and raising a family too far away to care about History and family photos. Thanks for the great pics from you both! Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon, Yes I will happily made you a CD. No none of these barns are from the Abbott farm:(

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    2. Thanks so much Connie! I am not Computer Savy, so do you need my e-mail? I you have some pics of you as a child or Olsons too that would be great. Anything would be just great. With my son Jason having Lung Cancer and losing Dad, life begins to be a little more precious. Wish I could visit. Maybe I will get up to see Mom. I am in the middle of my sons Cancer and my youngest Daughter getting married in May. She just got engaged during Christmas , but it is hard to be Happy and sad at the same time. Trusting in God is sometimes not as easy as I want it to be!

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    3. Hi Sharon, My email is off to the right. If you click near the yellow flower you can go to my profile and send me an email. I am sorry to hear about your son Jason..sending a hug and prayers your way:)

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  17. Excellent. Lots of the old barns around here a being torn down to make way for HOUSES! Go figure!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  18. Our old farmstead barn was like a sheep barn but was allowed to rot by not fixing the roof. It sits collapsed now and I am sure the newer owners will burn it up. I like all your photos of barns. I remember seeing a lot of the barns like the top photo. The by pass highway to Grand Marais has a neat old one in the same style.

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I love your comments! I am glad you stopped by! Connie