Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Welcome Rooster, Wisconsin Barns, and Good Fences


Greeting Passersby
Colfax, WI

If you wanted a great welcome rooster for your back door, you've missed your chance. This one was for sale at a store in Colfax last summer, but I see that the store is no longer in operation. How sad. How often does one come across a rooster like that? Wouldn't he look great, welcoming the visitors to your home?

Barn west of Rice Lake, WI

Most of the many barns in our area are painted either red or white. However, there is one, on the way to Birchwood, that is yellowish. I hope they got a great deal on yellow paint, because other than that, I can see no reason to paint a barn yellow. I love this classic Wisconsin barn.

Admittedly, our house is yellow. But that's a different story.

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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

50 comments:

Dicky Bird said...

We bought our horse trailer from Colfax, WI.

eileeninmd said...

I would love to have that rooster greeting visitors to my yard... It is so cute! And I prefer the red barns, they are my favorite.. Great shots, happy Thursday!

Buttons said...

Oh I love that barn. We have a Rice Lake here in Ontario:) Hug B

Pamela Gordon said...

That rooster is great! And so is the big red barn.

Linda Kay said...

Judy, my daughter who has a collection of roosters would love this guy. We got her a metal one similar to this but he has on cowboy boots and a hat. Like you, I'm partial to the red barn.

Margaret Adamson said...

that Rooster is great fun and I d like red barns.

Karen S. said...

Ha! Ha! If someone really wants one of those roosters, there's a shop in Farmington, Minnesota that sells them! It's funny I've seen these random roosters around here lately, in various yards. Then I spotted one in a local gift shop, where they originated from! They are cute!

bj said...

O, I think it should be a LAW to paint all barns red. :)

Liz Needle said...

I would love a red barn - instead of a rust galvanised iron shed.

Lulu James said...

Yellow for a barn--HUMMM! I have never been to your beautiful state, but when driving through Ohio, I was blown away by all the red barns. LOVE those red barns!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That's a big rooster and perfect for a farm welcome.
Some of the barns in our area are red but for the most part only weathered wood. They do look smart when painted as seen with the one you've shared.

Sandra said...

there are yellow houses in our neighborhood, 5 of them, 3 i love 2 i don't... depends of the shade and the house... never seen a yellow barn though. i am with you on the classic red, my favorite barns are the natural unpainted wood, the ones that are falling down.

Terri B said...

That is a wonderful rooster! I have never personally seen a yellow barn, except on a blog post- I would wonder the same thing, (did they get a great deal on yellow paint) but it would still be kind of cool to see.

Lynne said...

Love the Rooster . . . great welcomer . . .

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Judy, I agree wholeheartedly! I love a yellow house, but a yellow barn is totally ridiculous!

Theresa said...

My kitchen is decorated with chickens and roosters:) That big one would feel right at home! Beautiful barns! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Jacquelineand.... said...

That rooster scares me... I'd be afraid that I'd peek out at it some morning, and he'd be peeking back! Or doing the chicken dance.

Both would be baaad, and I'd probably have a heart attack right there!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

a yellow barn. i don't think i've ever seen one. i love blue. saw on while on our travels. so cool. we have seen several similar rooster like that too. ( :

Cheryl said...

I've never thought of a "welcome rooster" and now it's apparently too late. He really did make a statement though. :)

In my opinion, all barns should be red.

Debby Ray said...

I came across a rooster very much like that one last summer while visiting a great antique shop in Nashville. I love the idea of having one of these too. That is a beautiful red bard too :)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the barn and cute Rooster. Blessings Francine.

Pat said...

Good Morning...I agree, Red

Carola Bartz said...

Such a beautiful barn - I have a weakness for red barns. The rooster is fun - I saw a similar one in one of our local nurseries.

TexWisGirl said...

sorry the shop didn't make it. i like places like that with some quirky stuff - like their little fence decor. :) and i like a good red wisconsin barn, too!

Ruth Kelly said...

That is the first I've seen of a giant rooster. Like the little fence on the wall of the store - too bad they went out of business.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful barn and rooster.

Nancy said...

Yellow doesn't seem like an appropriate color for a barn. My house has pale yellow siding: I wanted a color that would look good even if it faded a bit.

Breathtaking said...

I would also love to have a welcoming Rooster on the farm.
Red barns are my favourite.

Cathy said...

I love barns and that is a pretty cool looking one.

Have you seen the ones where they paint a quilt square on the side. I think they are so pretty.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That's quite a rooster! No Colfax over here - presumably a chainstore of some sort? Is blood the traditional colourant in red barns? That's what they used to use over here - usually to get that nice pink colour you see on some timber-framed houses.

Arlene Grimm said...

There is a BBQ place near my home that has a rooster like that one! Along with a Pig, I guess it explains the kind of BBQ you will find inside.

Ginny said...

I would like to see the yellow barn, having NEVER seen one before. LOVE yellow houses, not sure about barns though. I also really like the little yellow fence. Wouldn't it look pretty as a flower border? The rooster, there is one here exactly like it!!! A big one and a little one. I had thought the people living there made them, but now I see you can buy them!

Simply Linda said...

A yellow barn? I don't think I have ever seen a yellow one. Love the rooster. If your ever in our neck of the woods or in Ohio--they have beautiful barns. Blessings

Terri D said...

Well, houses can be yellow...but I agree with you on the yellow barn. Love that classic barn you shared with us, and YES - I want that rooster! What a great art piece!

Lea said...

Love the rooster!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love those funky metal sculptures! That rooster would look cute in front of a big red [or yellow] barn!
Jenna

LV said...

That rooster would definitely be an eye catcher. You do not see many like that.

Felicia said...

that is one cool rooster. looks like his neck is made out of stovepipe.

love your barn too.

podso said...

I do like that yellow fence, but a yellow barn would be a shock to see. And Mr. Rooster is so cute. I hope someone bought him!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love the rooster. Wonder where he went. I don't think I have ever seen a yellow barn. xo Laura

Lorrie said...

That rooster would certainly crow out a welcome to the store. Too bad it's no longer there.
Red barns are traditional and look great, but I say go for the yellow or whatever color that suits the individual. I'd love to see a photo of a yellow barn.

Rose said...

I love the rooster...and wish the barn and it were mine!

Chandra said...

I love those little yard ornaments. I have a bicycle which holds a flower pot.

BTW, I saw the book review on your other blog, but I don't know how to post a comment there. So, I want to make sure to let you know that your review of the book is great. I think responsible pet ownership should be taught to both adults and kids.

And, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Missy George said...

I have several Roosters..Can't really say why..Beautiful barn ! Have a wonderful weekend, Judy.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

What a GREAT rooster. When I was three I determined to have a rooster in my kitchen when I grew up. Can't remember why I made that determination at such a young age, but, I did, and I do!
:) m & b

Junebug said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've come over to checks out your and love it. I'm going to spend some time reading older posts. As for that crazy metal rooster, I was lucky to find one at a junk store and he now lives in my garden. Oh that barn!!! I so have a love of red barns. Yellow, well not thinking I would like it, but each to there own. Enjoy the weekend coming up!

BARBARA LANDERS said...

Judy, our local HEB grocery has these for sale...I think it is about the 3rd year they have them. A neighbor's daughter is a pretty successful author, and in her book (I think it is Pretend It Never Happened) she tells about buying this rooster on her anniversary, taking it home and placing it at the front door. She rang the doorbell, then ran and hid to watch the expression on her hubby's face. He was used to such high-jinx so wasn't that impressed. So she positioned it where it was looking into his office window! Book is SO FUNNY...but in my opinion, x-rated. In fact, I told her dad that she needed to have her mouth washed out with strong soap! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Two of my favorite things....Roosters and Barns!

Gina said...

Hi Judy! Newest follower here. I love that big ol' rooster. He looks quite tall! And I never grow tired looking at barns.

Michelle F said...

Judy, I have a friend who would love that rooster.
She owns a B&B called The Chicken Coop.

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