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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Barn Charm Tuesday



An old barn still kickin out in Floyd County, VA

To see barns from all over or to participate, visit Tricia @Bluff Area Daily Photo

14 comments:

  1. Yes, it is still 'holding its own'!
    I love the texture that the vertical and horizontal boards make although I doubt the folks who did it had art in mind, but that's okay.
    The ivy is pretty even though it can be hard on a building.
    And I see that part of this has a stone foundation--Tricia was asking about the stone foundations awhile back. We have a lot of them in Ohio, but then Ohio was big in dairy farming (still may be--I don't know), and I read a history of Ohio barns that told about the foundations being added when a family needed room for dairy cows.
    That's sad about the grandson having to rent his family farm (the story you told in your comments). You're right--often it is American greed, esp. when there is a choice and it's not a necessity because of an illness/rest home situation where the family has to sell to pay the bills. In my husband's family, it was greed--sounds like it was in that family also.

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  2. Oh, I hate to see it getting in such sad shape...looks like it holds a lot of history.

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  3. This is the third barn I've visited with horizontal board construction. I'm wondering what advantage that approach had. It's a fine looking old place with lots of history.

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  4. it is beautiful! love the greenery.

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  5. Looks like it has seen better days, but it's still pretty cool!

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  6. Now, that's an awesome find... love the vines & all the hay... beautiful! =)

    Thanks so much for joining in & linking up to Barn Charm =)

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  7. I like this one. It does have the charm. Gotta love barns.

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  8. Talk about going to seed! Strange that so many of these old barns aren't painted and kept in better condition when they are basically functional!

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  9. It's a neat barn! I like the greenery on it although I'm sure it's not good for it.

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  10. Looks like nature is trying to claim it. Nice find.

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  11. great looking barn.....becoming part of the landscape.

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  12. It may be old but it does look like it's still being used. Cool shot.

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  13. I love it! Great find, Tanya.

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