A picture a day from around the Roanoke, VA area.
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.
Oh, I hate to see it getting in such sad shape...looks like it holds a lot of history.
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.
it is beautiful! love the greenery.
Looks like it has seen better days, but it's still pretty cool!
Now, that's an awesome find... love the vines & all the hay... beautiful! =)Thanks so much for joining in & linking up to Barn Charm =)
I like this one. It does have the charm. Gotta love barns.
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!
It's a neat barn! I like the greenery on it although I'm sure it's not good for it.
Looks like nature is trying to claim it. Nice find.
great looking barn.....becoming part of the landscape.
It may be old but it does look like it's still being used. Cool shot.
I love it! Great find, Tanya.
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