Monday, April 18, 2011

Barn Charm #3 Part 2

Last week's Barn Charm post generated more than a few responses about how fun it was to see inside the barn I featured. And after a week of mulling that one over in my head, I thought it best to share more photos of this charmer because she's going soon and she deserves every last bit of recognition she can get. And anything mulling around in my head for a week, needs to get out. Pronto.
It was pure luck and good timing that I managed to get in and take a gander inside, that and enough floor boards still in place! And why after such a long winter there was hay still inside almost seems far fetched. But I kid you not, nothing was staged here. I was too preoccupied watching each and every step.
And of course, I can't leave you without showing you the farmhouse itself. They belong together. I realized that after last week. 
And a little story from my aunt about the new house belonging to the former head of this farmhouse. She chose a new home with a more modern design, in keeping with the new subdivision I suppose, but inside,  she made a lot of changes to keep the rooms small and what's the term? Cut up? That's what we call it around here, but you could also call it cozy. It seems you can take the farm girl out of the farmhouse but you can't take the farmhouse out of the girl. Amen.

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I'm joining up with the Barn Charm Monday.





~Be well friends~

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29 comments:

Veronica said...

I just love that old faded peeling red paint, very charming!

Farmchick said...

That first picture is just stunning. I love it.

Tammy said...

Nice to get a look inside. I'm glad you included the house. You are right, they do belong together.

~ Janis said...

The inside photos are the best!
Too bad a nice "Farm" Museum or Urban Homestead couldnt be made out of this good building. We lose our history with each barn that falls.
loved the first posting you did on this barn too. I also hear the voices of the past at the barns I visit as well. Good Job!
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crystal.cattle said...

Awesome photos. I love when you photographer the inside of barns like that the light comes through the wood. Beautiful. You will be so glad to go back and look through these photos once it is gone. I still miss my grandparents barn.
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texwisgirl said...

i love the ladder shot up into the loft area. :)

Kim, USA said...

Love your photos. And yes some things belong to each other.

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Rose said...

I like this and liked that you showed us the farm house as well.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Since I live in a post and beam house, I can really appreciate that barn. BEAUTIFUL it is!

Buttons said...

Andrea The photos are perfect I am glad you included the house. I did a similar barn when I first started blogging. They are very similar so must have been built around the same time. What a shame but progress love it or not is going to make these barns obsolete. B

Evelyn S. said...

I'm so glad that you went back! Oh...that barn was well-built! All that wonderful wood...I hope it's going to see a good second life.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

That farmhouse and old barn are a match made in heaven! I love the 'chopped up feeling' of older, vintage homes. I can't get over how big that barn is inside and yes, you must be careful when wandering around old buildings like that. I'm always looking for some kind of 'souviner' I can find in these old buildings.

Windy Meadows Farm said...

I wish somone would go in and rescue them both...it make me sad. I'd love to take a peek inside the old house...maybe some of the wonderful old architectural pieces will be auctioned? Doors, woodwork, farmhouse sink? Keep your eyes open for a treasure sale.
-Mary

Jan n Jer said...

Thanks for taking us on a tour inside. Great pics...love the farmhouse too!

Anke said...

Beautiful photography!! Your pictures would look gorgeous framed, or as a calender, or cards... :-)

Nancy said...

She's going to miss that old farmhouse and barn. Lovely photos, Andrea. :)

MJ said...

Thanks for the tour!! How rustic and charming, all of it!! Change is inevitable I guess, but maybe it'll be better somehow. It's nice that you captured it now :).

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Really enjoying the *charm* of your blog!

Have a lovely Spring day!

~Mimi
www.thegoatborrower.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

...she deserves every last bit of recognition she can get... I completely agree & very well put that you can't take the farmhouse out of the girl... Amen! =)

You really got some great shots of the property, so now it's captured in time even after it's torn down... Thanks so much for continuing this week... Excellent addition!!! =)

PS Did you get to go inside the house, too?

Vintage Country Girl said...

As always, great photography and great barns. What is it that I love so much about them? I can tell you love them too!

Genie said...

We live in one of toss “cut up” farmhouses, but we have some slanting floors as icing on the cake....built about 112 years ago and sits right on the ground. NO basement. I loge the old barn and am wondering if the door to the right of the main opening went to a chicken house like ours does. We, too, have a lot of rotting up in the hay loft, but hopefully that will all be fixed this summer. Just one hole in the tim roof will bring disastrous results. Thanks for a wonderful barn shot this week...inside and out.

EG Wow said...

I like seeing the inside and the house that goes with the barn!

Elaine said...

It's nice to see the inside of the barn and the farmhouse too. While the lady who lived there may have hated to leave the old house, perhaps the upkeep, the stairs, and all the old fixtures were just to much for her. When you are younger it's easier to put up with those things, but as you age the modern conveniences are more important.

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

Beautiful photos and I love that you are documenting these precious historic barns before they are gone! And hats off to you for living in and caring for a historic home. It is so important to preserve our built environment for future generations. Love your blog!

Elle Bee said...

Your photos are so beautiful! An ethereal quality about them. The barn and the house are really a treasure. Too bad they will be gone.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

i love old barns...and that house looks so lonely. excellent pics!

from my front porch... said...

I loved this post. Sweet and cozy it is!
xo, misha

Dandy said...

the light int he barn is dreamy.

Confession: I've never been in a barn

Nadja said...

Beautiful barn shots. I'm a city born and bred girl living in rural TN for the last 8 years now. We are about to build a house on 34 acres in KY and expand upon what we have been doing here on two. Glad to have stumbled upon your blog!