Monday, February 23, 2015

Wisconsin Barns and Good Fences and a Happy Grandbaby

You might remember the  Wisconsin Barns post I put up a few weeks ago, the one with the pink barn? Well, pink is just the wrong color for a barn! But this barn north of Tilden is the most beautiful shade of green, and we pass the end of it every time we take Hwy 53 south to Eau Claire.



This time, instead of just passing by at a distance, we took [I think it was] CTH Q , in order to get a closer look. I am so glad we did! This barn is a beauty.  I love the cow pictures on the south side (above), the cupolas, and the two little stone additions, probably milk houses. I'm thinking that the one in the photo above is the original, with the other one being the newer milk house.


I believe that this is the east end of the barn. Maybe this is the newer milk house, for it would be closer to the road, easier access for the milk hauler. I suppose if I were willing to be really [intentionally] annoying, I could have knocked on the door and interviewed the owners. I don't like to do that. It's not that I don't like to talk to people. If they were in the grocery store and I couldn't find the Greek yogurt, I might actually ask whomever was nearby, then talk about the weather, grocery shopping, etc. But that's different. This seems more personal. Now if they had been standing outdoors, looking like they had nothing to do but answer silly questions from curious passersby, I would have felt more comfortable about asking them. But they weren't.

Aren't you glad we got that settled?


Wouldn't kids enjoy the top of that milk house as a playhouse? I sure would have. Even now!

This is what we usually see when we 'fly' by on Hwy 53. I snapped this while we were going 65 mph. Right. I wasn't driving.

This huge display of signs of local businesses and churches is on display where the road comes to a T after coming off the highway.

Doesn't the end of this barn look a little like Charlie Brown?

This barn is located NE of Rice Lake, WI. Definitely in the bleak mid-winter. Can't you feel the cold looking at that photo! It is cold. Miserably cold. We're all ready for winter to go away.


And now for a peek at
Grandson, who just turned 6 months old,
celebrating by
 trying to get out of his clothes!

Happy Baby!
Photo sent to me by his mama. :-)


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68 comments:

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh your Grandbaby is so adorable six months is a great age. Look at that smile it melts my heart.
LOVE LOVE the green barn. Oh yes it is perfect has everything you needed. Love the signs too all in one place. Hug B

Sandra said...

sweet and beautiful happy baby. and i love that green barn, the stone bottom and the wood siding, so beautiful. my first ever green barn and yes i would like to play in that top of the front building, even now. i am with you on not knocking on doors.. yes the beautiful white barn does look like Charlie Brown

Dicky Bird said...

Cool barns!

Linda Kay said...

Judy, love the green coloring on the barn with all it's additions and silos. Your little grandson is adorable...a Gerber baby with that big smile. Two lovely barns!

eileeninmd said...

I love the green barn, looks like a great farm.. Your grandbaby is adorable..Neat shot of the signs, looks like all the advertisement is in one place. Wonderful photos. Have a happy Monday!

Nancy said...

Wow, that milk house is almost ON the road! Both barns are gorgeous. It would be difficult to pick a favorite. I'm glad that you and Mr. Cranberry went out of your way to snap the photos of the green barn.

I would feel uncomfortable pulling into the yard and asking questions, too.

Love that sweet smile on your grandbaby. He's adorable.

magnoliasntea said...

What a cutie-pie smile on your grand baby. Too cute, and I laughed when I saw the shirt - some kids just have to be free of constrictions.
Love the barn roof and side room.
Have a great week!

DeniseinVA said...

Such a sweet baby! Lovely little smile :). The barns are pretty, never seen a green one before and definitely not pink. Great signs!

betty said...

What an adorable grandbaby!! Love his smile! Cool barns too!

betty

Margaret Adamson said...

It is a lovely barn and great shots of it and it does look like Charlie Brown yes green is better than pink! what a happy shot of your grandson.

Cheryl said...

That is a great barn!! I, too, like the "additions" and the stone foundation. And the painted cows. Okay...I guess I like everything you like. ;)

Charlie Brown...I didn't see it at first, but now I can't not see it!

Adorable, happy grandbaby!

Eugenie MulberryWhisper said...

Your grandson is lovely, so happy looking!

And you live in such a beautiful place. The green barn is awesome )))

Sandi said...

Beautiful photos!

And beautiful baby!

Diane said...

Looks like a happy baby! Love the green barn. Cool display of signs too!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

That is a wonderful barn! Green is an excellent colour for a barn. The Carlie Brown barn is cute. Cute grandson, too.

NanaDiana said...

I have never seen a barn that color It is amazing and U love it. YOur grandbaby is beyond cute They grow up so fast. xoDiana

NanaDiana said...

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Sue McPeak said...

Your title says it all for this Green Barn and Happy Baby post. I laughed at your explanation about interviewing the Green Barn owners. I would have probably given it a go with an opening line like 'Mornin, Ya'll, we just flat out don't have barns like this in Texas'. It's amazing how my Texas accent opens mouths and doors. That would have been a barn door to open, too. Great photos.

That Happy Baby must have been really warm and cozy to be shucking his shirt with the winter weather 'Ya'll' are having.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Mama Zen said...

Your grandbaby is just precious!

Stephanie said...

Your grandson is such a cutie patootie - what a precious smilee :)

Love the barn! Such a pretty look and color. Happy Monday to you, Judy. Hugs!

Ginny said...

Your grandbaby is gorgeous!! Reminds me a bit of the Gerber baby. The first barn is the most beautiful barn I have ever seen!! I could easily kick all the animals out and live there myself. Would not change a thing, except the inside. I SEE Charlie Brown! I LOVE the way your mind works!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a gorgeous barn. I love the green paint and the stones. Very pretty. Your little grandson is so cute. Our youngest will be 6 months on Saturday and he doesn't enjoy being on his tummy for long. Thanks for your good wishes. Have a wonderful week.

Tom said...

How neat a green barn with a stone milk house. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Debby Ray said...

Oh wow...that barn is one of my favorite colors...teal...at least it looks like it is in some of the shots...regardless of what you call it is SO very unique! What a cute little guy your grandbaby is...he looks like quite the "ham" :)

ladyfi said...

That barn is so gorgeous in green! And what a cute grandbaby!

Debbie said...

that first barn, WoW, i really like the shape and design but i'm just not sure about that green color. i think it may have to "grow" on me!!

such a sweet, happy baby!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a cutie pie!!!
Love the barns, I am a huge fan.

L. D. said...

Your grandbaby must be a lot of joy. I really like everything about the green barn. I like how they would add side wings to a barn and put so much detail on the little shed like it too is a barn.

Rose said...

That grandson is adorable...he looks like he is sweet natured!

Oh, I LOVE that barn...love the stone foundation. Love everything about it. Can I come play in it with you?

Rue said...

Your grand baby has that "I'm up to no good" look that I love at that age. He's adorable :)

The green barn is so pretty! I've never seen one that color.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little charmer! (your grandson), although the barns might be charming, too. :) love the green!

Missy George said...

He's a cutie..That green barn is gorgeous..The end of the milk house looks like a face...Love the Charlie Brown..Nice pictures..

Arlene Grimm said...

I love the Charlie Brown Barn!! And what a cute GRAND son....

EG CameraGirl said...

The barn truly is a gorgeous shade of green. I think your grandbaby has a mischievous look. I suspect he's going to be very popular with the girls one day! ;)

Terri D said...

I do love that last photo!! Your grandson is adorable! Great barn photos, and the green color is lovely and different! Yes, to the clubhouse above the milk house!

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, cuteness award goes to your darling little grandson. How cute. Now what kind of award can we issue that delightful green shade of the coolest barn yet? I like that shade, and it's not a common one either. Great fun visiting you here this morning, thanks.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the barn pictures- I like how you tried to analyze the use of it! I agree it looks like a milkhouse- reminds me of my husband's parents farm a bit. I like seeing barns painted in different colors but admittedly I love red barns the most. That does look like Charlie Brown's face on the end! LOL... Your grandson is adorable- I'd want to be hugging and kissing him a lot!

Joanne Noragon said...

Last winter I was driving with a friend and stopping to take pictures. We were puzzled by a crop; she grew up on a farm in upstate and didn't recognize it. She went into the field and pulled one and tasted one. Still no idea. The next day I had an email from her. She went back to that farm, knocked on the door and the farmer explained they were winter radish; he would till them under in the spring. You reminded me of that incident.

Bethany Carson said...

Oooh, I do love that green barn! It has the perfect coloring. Your grandson's smile is adorable!

happywonderer.com said...

Wow! Love the green barn! You have lots of great shots to enjoy. All those signs right next to each other!!

Jerralea said...

My, that is a seriously big barn! And so good looking!

Cute grandie pic. Mine are always trying to get out of their clothes, too. especially socks.

Jacquelineand.... said...

My heart melted when I saw your grandbaby! Looks like he may turn into a streaker like our youngest was... if you took your attention off him for a minute, his clothes went flying in every direction.

I am in love with that green barn and will be showing it to the Great Scot.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Certainly some impressive barns you have over there. The green looks almost like tarnished copper. Your grandson looks like a cheeky little chappie! You must be really proud. Hope it warms up soon for you.

Michelle said...

Love, love, love that green barn!

podso said...

What a pretty barn! And I love the stone as well. As far as your grandson--you can't get much cuter or more precocious!

Felicia said...

that is one cool green barn. I love the little stone milk houses. how cool is that.

Oh and grandbaby is super adorable.

Sally said...

Actually, I do like the green; doesn't hurt to be different, I should know. LOL

Your grandbaby - such a healthy happy little one. Precious. :)

Michelle F said...

Hi, Judy!!

You just made my morning :)

I love that green barn.
The first thing I noticed was the cows.
I had to laugh at the barn in the snow.
Yes, it does look like Charlie Brown :)

Your Grandbaby is adorable!
He looks very happy!!

Thank you for sharing!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I was ooohhhing and aaahhhing over all the beautiful photos... then they were totally outshone by that smile!! As only precious grandbabies can. ;)

I love that huge green barn with the beautiful stone. So interesting! Thank you for taking a path to get these photos. It was a joy to see.

Stay warm and safe. blessings ~ tanna

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Handsome grandson with a wonderful smile. That is one gorgeous green barn and it looks like it still has a family that treasures it.

Vee said...

It does look a little like Charlie Brown...just needs a rounder roof. The green barn is a very handsome one; someone paid attention to the details.

And your grandson is a very clever baby. He'll be out of those clothes in no time!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Judy before I run around pinning theses images, that first barn is gorgeous - what a beautiful color - I made John come over to look at it because I'd never heard of a milk house before !
Told him I could live in it - he said we may have to sooner than later LMHO !!!
Your grandbaby is just too precious for words ( mini chippendale dancer in the making LOL )
Hugs,
Me

Valerie said...

Dear Judy,
Just popping in and playing catch up with some of my blog reading. I sure have missed seeing your lovely photographs. I love that green barn, what a perfect barn color. =) Your little grand is so sweet. Love his smile. precious.
Blessings,
Valerie

Cynthia said...

Judy how adorable is he, kiss those cheeks for me! Love this barn, it may be the best one I've since ever.

Cindy

Anita Johnson said...

The stonework on that green barn is beautiful! Love seeing images from around our wonderful state! And I have a little granddaughter who just turned 6 moths old too...such a joy to get pictures of their little faces!

Terri Hughes said...

Your grandson is ADORABLE, I just want to squeeze his little cheeks. So sweet. I love to see the pictures of the old barns that you show us, they are beautiful. Thanks!

Maggie Ann said...

Your grandson is adorable and yes! That barn does look like Charlie Brown. Fun!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh is he ever adorable in this photo!

That's a gorgeous barn with that green but that baby stole the show :)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Your grandson is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!
The barns are gorgeous. It's nice to see beautiful barns still standing.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Great find with the green farm :)
And I say too, the white one looks like Charlie Brown :D
Send a hug to that cutie of grandson of yours!
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

carolann said...

Happy Baby Happy Home and like your good fences, barns.

Carola Bartz said...

Well, I'm glad you weren't driving when you shot that photo!
I love the green barn, the milk houses are darling and I completely agree - I would like the top of it as a playhouse as well. I'm glad you stopped by this beautiful place and shared it with us.
What a cute grandson! He has such a happy smile.

Shug said...

Great END shot of this barn and yes it sure does look like Charlie Brown... lol.
I've never seen a green barn, but it sure looks great on this one. Beautiful scenery!!
Blessing to you...

Dee said...

Awesome photos of the barns but not as awesome as the beautiful photo of your grandson....:)

Marie said...

Awesome green barn! Especially with the stone base! Very nice. And what a sweetie pie, grandbaby!

Amy Burzese said...

First things, first. That is one super cute babe. And I feel exactly as you do about approaching folks on their property. I would be distrustful of someone who knocked on my door to ask about my property. Too bad we feel that way, but it's the way it is these days. Thanks for sharing this green beauty!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such a Beautiful Happy Baby,Judy!!!
What an interesting turquoise/green barn!! Love the stone foundation and seems to be well kept!

J_on_tour said...

The Green Barn looks colourful but still maintains that traditional shape.

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