Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Missouri Barn


This old barn is a little different from the usual barns seen here in Missouri.  I'm guessing it once had hay stored in the upper level and back of the barn and cattle would go into the lower level in the winter to eat the hay by putting their heads through a stanchion to get to the hay that had been placed in the feeding area by the farmer.  Whew, that was a long sentence, but I think you get my drift?  This barn was seen on that gravel road in yesterday's post during a drive in the country.

Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm

Until next time...

34 comments:

  1. Nice old barn. Reminds me of some I've seen around here. And, they are very common up north heading into Oregon.

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  2. A lovely photo and a great old barn!

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  3. Well, your long sentence helped me understand the structure of this barn...very nice shot!

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  4. i really like this old barn!

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  5. is that barn still in use? i wonder? looks pretty grown up around there. (:

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  6. Weather worn and tattered by time but it is still beautiful in its own way.
    Nice shot, Cheryl.
    cheers :)

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  7. Probabaly gave good shelter with that lower level! It is still a beauty in its worn state. blessings ~ tanna

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  8. i like it, and it is certainly charming and i like the trees and grasses that come with it.

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  9. That sounds like effecient farming, plus the hay in the upper level would provide some insulation.

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  10. Great old barn full of many tales of past adventures I am sure...

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  11. Nice barn and setting. It will most likely be hidden by the green canopy of summer leaves soon. Was there a house nearby? Up here barns like that are called machine sheds, where they store various tractors, hayrakes, etc. when not in use. Great photo. It looks warm there. :)

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  12. It is different Cheryl but it has that combination I love. The weathered wood with the red rust roof! It looks like someone has taken the time to put a fence to keep things out for now! Nice capture!

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  13. except for the height, it could be a barn in texas. :) i like it.

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  14. A two story barn - right? Bet it had some tales to tell. You see so many nice things when you drive - how far is that from you? sandie

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  15. That poor thing has seen better days. Don't ya just wanna take a hammer and nails and start repairing it? Nice old barn.

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  16. I don't think I have ever seen a barn quite like that one. I wonder if the lower part was dug out or if it was built over a gulley.

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  17. The stories that old barn could tell. I love your photo!

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  18. Love its slightly sagging roof and the red tones of the photo.

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  19. It does amaze me how well things were built years ago. If walls could talk...right?

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  20. Nice photo of this old barn.

    Regards and best wishes

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  21. love the rusty look of the roof.
    I will be passing on the awards later today. Thanks for awarding them to me.

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  22. Love this weathered, yet still very charming, barn. Sounds like a very efficient design for feeding the livestock too.
    Is the header on your blog new? It's gorgeous!

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  23. A fun picture of an awesome barn again. I kind of like the idea of putting the hay in a place where they can go inside the barn to eat. I feel sad when I see cattle and horses out in the rain and snow.
    Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my posts. I so enjoy following your posts and remember my daughter lives in Missouri too. She loves it there and I need to have her send a picture of her barn so I can post it.

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  24. To me the roof looks like the only thing that really needs work..not sure. Anyway, it is a nice barn.

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  25. Hi Cheryl!

    I just love looking at all the old barns you take pictures of - we just don't have too many old barns left in our neck of the woods. I think all the bad winters just deteriorated most of those beautiful old charmers... :0(

    Loved the pictures on your last post! Decisions - that is where we are in our lives today. What do we want to do? What would we do if something bad happened to either of us? Where would we move to if we decided to move? Yes, I think a good, long drive is in order!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  26. Makes all kinds of sense to me...Beautiful picture of the old barn...I just wonder what it is about old barns that draws us to them..
    I think they are great..
    hugs

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  27. I love seeing all of the barns on Barn Charm... This one is unique... Thanks for sharing!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  28. Definitely unique & what a beauty! Built on a hillside so that both levels are ground level! Love that rusted roof

    Thank for joining in & linking up to this week's Barn Charm, Cheryl! =)

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  29. Loved the photos in Monday's post and this old barn-love barns. So windy here and maybe some rain ahead. Been slow on commenting but hope to do better-take care.

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  30. I really like the old barns. That's a great shot, Cheryl!

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