Barns, Silo, and Corn Crib
NE of Barron
A blogger friend just notified me that my Word Verification is ON. I checked my settings and it is set to 'no.' I just redid the setting to make sure that word verification is not on, and yet when I come to this post, I see that it is still on. Something is overriding my settings. Is anyone else having trouble with this? We all hate word verification, so if someone can give me any pointers, it would be appreciated. I'm beginning to think we have Blogger gremlins out there. Weird stuff happening last week also.
Now, on to the post:
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. We sure did. Three grandkids accompanied us to a performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors by the Minnesota Ballet and the Minnesota Chorale at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. What fun! I'll have photos later in the week.
I did manage to get a few new barn pics this weekend, but the sun didn't cooperate. The temperature isn't bad for December (mid 30s F., warmer than the past couple weeks) but that means melting snow bringing on hazy skies. It's a damp cold, the kind that makes me realize that there's no way I would want to live near water or in England on a permanent basis. I don't mind the cold as much when there's bright sunshine - and we do usually get a lot of that in the winter. See? I'm already cultivating a better attitude toward winter. It's that reminder of the golden thread story (Synopsis here).
This fence belongs to 'neighbors' north of Barron. After years of use, it looks like it could use a little stabilizing, and I don't know if it could deter any determined livestock, but it does make a nice photo op for me.
That's not frosted shredded wheat. Those hay bales on the hilltop are getting the brunt of all the wind and snow that comes their way. It certainly looks like bleak midwinter, but winter doesn't technically arrive for another two weeks!
Is anyone in need of an old, horse-drawn digger? Mr. C. tells me that he thinks it's from the turn of the century or shortly thereafter (1900- 1920s?)
As I'm writing this, the wind chimes on the porch are nearly lulling me to sleep. The tones are deep and mellow. I hope our little Christmas tree on the porch is still standing when the wind dies down. It's tied to rafters as well as being anchored to the floor by a beastly heavy cast iron tree stand.
I can't believe that the first week of December is already over. I've got to dig out lights and decorations tomorrow and make this place look like Christmas.
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Although I usually forget to do it, there is a chance that this post will be linked to one or more of these great linky parties: Amaze Me Monday and Inspiration Monday and Mosaic Monday and The Barn Collective and Treasure Box Tuesday and Vintage Bliss Tuesday and KatheWithAnE and Rubbish Tuesday and Our World Tuesday and Tuesdays at our Home and Tuesday with a Twist and Knick of Time Tuesday (vintage) and Tweak it Tuesday and Vintage Inspiration Wednesday and Ivy and Elephants Wednesday and Adorned From Above and Artsy Corner Thursday and All Things With Purpose and Home & Garden Thursday and Good Fences on Thursdays and Time Travel Thursday and Freedom Fridays and Vintage Inspiration Friday and Saturday's Critters