This week's barn is at home on a farm in mid-Missouri. It looks to be sporting fairly new doors. Let's zoom in for a closer look.
The doors are definitely newer than the barn. Peeking inside, you can see that it's a working barn, housing large round hay bales.
You still see a few of the small square bales in hay fields from time to time, but most farmers, at least in our area, bale their hay into large round bales.
That brings me to mention the elevator that was seen in a previous barn photo I shared a couple of weeks ago. Someone asked what it was used for. Farmers would stack small hay bales on a wagon and haul it from the field to the barn and would unload on the elevator which would take the bales to the hayloft. You can see the elevator here. My dad had such an elevator at one time and if I remember right it was hooked up somehow to the tractor to move the bales along.
Back in the days before the large round baled hay, boys old enough to hoist a hay bale could make some pretty good money during the summer hauling hay.
Linking to Tricia's Barn CharmUntil next time...