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 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.