Sunday, August 10, 2008

Barn from southern Indiana....

This is a photo I took last summmer in southern Indiana....I really thought I had posted the photo, but have looked through my blog a couple of times and cannot find it. So thought I would go ahead and post it. I really love finding a new round barn--well new to me.

Round barns were supposed to cost less than a four sided barn to construct for the same amount of space....and were supposed to withstand the storms of the midwest better than a rectangular construction. At the time they were being promoted, they were said to be more efficient than a regular barn.

I love seeing them and hate how many have been destroyed or razed....but I suppose they really aren't efficient now. And maybe they are super expensive to roof.
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On to other things for just a minute. My older daughter is trying to get stuff together one more time for her own household. We have spent the weekend shopping/checking out new and used furniture, kitchen stuff. She is quickly getting stuff together. It just makes me sick to think how she worked before and bought all new stuff....and now is having to do it again. She is hoping to be ready to move back on her own by the end of the year or first of next year. She just has to get all her ducks in a row, so to speak.

Anyway, we have been to the outlet malls in Tuscola, IL several times, and today I made a distinct effort to watch in the distance and I really think I spotted another round barn on the way home. We were all too tired to go find it, but I bet I am over there in the next month sometime checking it out. Hopefully sooner.

7 comments:

Carletta said...

I love it!
It looks so well cared for - thank goodness.

dot said...

Beautiful! The round barns are really scarce. I think there is one in our state.

Lawstude said...

Wow. That is the kind of place that seems to give off a magnetic force, transforming your readers to ask the existential question, "Why can't I go there and just be there for the rest of my life?".

Have a great week ahead Rose.

Mary said...

That's a beautiful round barn! I wish there were more of them left.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I con't thinl I've EVER seen a round barn. Hmmm. I neeed to pay better attention! It's so different!

Barb said...

Beautiful round barn, and I love the American Flag on the front! I think someone is taking very good care of that barn, what a treat to see this picture. Thanks for sharing Rose!

jacquie said...

i love barns in general, but this is so spectacular!

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