I've been going through some old photos from the past in hopes to
get them in some kind of order and eventually into albums. I
ran across this old barn photo that was one of the barns on the farm where I grew up. It was eventually torn down and a modern metal building was erected. I spent a lot of time playing in this barn with my younger brother. We rode our horses and played cowboys and Indians. Sometimes we'd hide up in the hayloft from the bad guys. :) Our old faithful German Shepherd, Rex, was usually trailing along after us. We would jump from the upper hay mow to some hay just below and pretend to be hurt just to tease the poor dog. He was such a wonderful watch dog. It wasn't always play, sometimes we had to help herd cattle
or hogs into the corral to be loaded or moved from one pasture to another. Then in winter, there was a tractor or truck to be driven slowly as hay was thrown out to the cattle or corn and grain was put into the feeding troughs.
This photo is probably over 50 years old and I think I must have taken it on my old Brownie camera. Even as a youngster, I loved barns!
This photo shows my dad and son fishing at the smaller farm he bought after he retired from farming and sold the family farm. He loved fishing and always did it the old-fashioned way with cane or wooden poles. He seldom would use a rod and reel. I remember many times we went fishing with him or went to the lake to feed the fish. He would honk the horn on his pickup as he approached the lake and the fish knew it was time to eat and would come to the top looking for the food to be thrown in.
This farm had a nice barn on it. I didn't have a good camera in those days so the quality of the photos isn't very good and they've faded over time. I'm so glad I still at least have these photos. Now you know why I have such a love for barns with old, weathered wood. Hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane!
To see some wonderful barns all around the country,
just go over to Tricia's at Barn Charm.
Until next time...