Friday, September 5, 2008

Buildings at a farm in Illinois



These were at one farm over in Illinois...there wasn't a living thing anywhere near. I would love to know the history of this old barn...it almost looks like it has been part house...I don't know that I have ever seen that before but look at the bricks and look at the windows upstairs. I bet that this was a well loved place at some time in its life.

Coming from tobacco raising country, I always wonder what kind of life the barns up here have seen...what they were used for, did kids play in them, was there a house near at some time or other. I always think a house should be near, but that just isn't the way it is anywhere. In fact, I think probably people did not want to be near the barns. I could see why if it was a pig farm, but I love the smell of a cow/horse barn.

7 comments:

Laurie said...

great pics rose! thanks for sharing!
laurie

SandyCarlson said...

I always wonder how people can walk away from such places and let them go. They leave me with a mind full of mystery and romance!

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiufl pix and musings about their story. I'm with you on the horse barn, but I might have to group the cows in with pigs, smell-wise. To each nose its own!

Mary said...

It may have once been the house. My grandparents built a small house first and that later became a similar barn/shed/storage once they could afford to build the "big house". Interesting looking place! Lovely photos!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I love, love, love cruising around in my convertable in the country looking at barns!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The roof lines on the second barn are fascinating.

Too many small farms have been abandoned because conglomerates have made it hard for them to survive, I'm afraid.

Thanks for the nostalgic look at our rural past, Rose.

Carletta said...

There must be some kind of story here. Unusual barn Rose.

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