Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wisconsin Barns and Good Fences


This is a typical Wisconsin barn, including the attached milkhouse (jutting out in front), the silo room (that area between the silo and the barn) and the main barn. What is not typical, however, is the paint job done on the concrete stave silo tops. Now that's creative!


This barn happens to be east of Rice Lake, Wisconsin on Highway 48.

Silo and one of the cupolas



Across the road to the south is this fence and farm gate. This is quite unusual. One doesn't see many gate posts with lions around here.

 Another Wisconsin Barn


This looks more like a horse barn with a hay loft, or maybe it was the original cow barn. I think I see a peek of the newer main barn in the background, next to the silo. Also, to the left is a corn crib and I think to the right is a machine shed, where farm equipment is stored.

Notice the woven wire fence with a single strand of (probably) barbed wire at the top. I'll admit that most of my fence photos look alike. There's not a lot of variety in fencing on Wisconsin farms. It's usually a board fence, a woven wire fence, a barbed wire fence, electric fence, or in the case of fowl, chicken wire fencing.

 Horses, on a very bright Wisconsin winter day

NOT A WISCONSIN BARN
Pink Farm on Hwy 212, Minnesota

And although it's not a Wisconsin barn, I thought I'd post this photo that our son took on his way home from our house last week. He said that the farm has always been pink. Who knows why. Maybe the original owners had stock in Pepto Bismol. Remind me never to paint our barn pink. I wonder if it will scare off the green grass that would otherwise appear in April or May. 


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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 Simple Saturdays Blog Hop and Saturday's Critters

58 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh love the top barn and I DO know the secret to that pink barn. We happen to have one too it may be a bad paint job that faded in the sun. Not sure if it is right in this case but it surely was for ours:) Hug B

Dicky Bird said...

Yes, that is true about WI - no neat fences - but, we make it up in cool barns.

magnoliasntea said...

I love, love the barns, and that paint horse is very splashy! (Our youngest had a paint, but it had a lot more solid red than splash.)
Have a wonderful day!

Linda Kay said...

The barns are all unique, and who knows how or why they painted the tops of the silos? Lots of snow in your fence photo!

Theresa said...

More beautiful barns:) Love them all, even the pink one has it's own beauty about it! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Diane said...

Love all the pics! I noticed the tops of the silos right away-- fun!

Tom said...

What great barns. The pink one is great. Tom The Backroads Traveller

podso said...

I was thinking there is a typical, classic red barn until I saw the creative silo paint--very fun. That would make a passerby smile I think. As to the pink one--you are right, PeptoBismal, at least that's the shade of pink!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The top barn almost appears to have a cultural aspect to the paint decor, including the lions at the gate?
I have to agree that a bright pink barn is rather odd and does look like a subliminal add for Pepto. :-)

September Violets said...

Ooooo that pink barn makes me feel like I NEED some pepto!! The other two are what I like ;)
Wendy

Sandra said...

I wonder if the pink barn used to be red and faded.. my favorite of the three is the middle one, the old one, i just love that weathered board look.. and i like the top of the silo better than the painted one. whomever painted the tops was a brave person...

Lynne said...

No pink barns for me either . . .
I do like the weathered looking barn . . .
and the fancy painted silos next to the bright red barn!
Your photos make me remember
Winter Wisconsin Crisp!

Arlene Grimm said...

I always enjoy seeing pictures of barns...reminds me of my days growing up on the farm.

LV said...

How nice a special touch was added to the barn. Definitely an eye catcher.

Elaine Lewis said...

Have you been missing out on the snow and sending it all east?

eileeninmd said...

I do prefer the red barns. Pink seems a little off. I love the horses. Wonderful series of barns and fence shots.. Have a happy day!

Missy George said...

Love the barns..There are many of them around here..Maybe I'll take a ride when the winter slows down..Pink!! Who does that??

TexWisGirl said...

i like how you didn't claim that pink farm. :) love the barn and the colorful silo tops! and the pretty horses, too. the lion gate sure is unique for your part of the country!

Nancy said...

Wow, that is a LOT of pink! The owner clearly got a deal on the paint. ;o)

While the red barn is wonderful, I am drawn to the barn with the hay loft that desperately needs some TLC.

Karen S. said...

Oh gosh, love all these places. You don't see those lions much (even though we have a neighbor up the road who does) they look great! I'd love the whole works at the end of our drive.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I have to drive by a Pepto Bismol house on the way to my mom's. It has been that way for as long as I can remember and I always chuckle as I drive by. Would hate to be their neighbors. Lots of great photos today. xo Laura

carolann said...

The silo's stand tall compared to the last barn so aged.

Ginny said...

A pink barn! Well, I have seen it all now! But really, it does not look that bad! Kind of cute actually! The first pictures with the painted silo, I noticed that right away, it is so cool!! And very pretty. Picture five also looks like they painted to top of their silo.

happywonderer.com said...

Great barns and what a hoot that pink one is. I always wonder if they got a deal on some "oops" paint!

Rue said...

That pink barn is sure something lol Great pictures :)

Terri D said...

Well, that sure is a pink farm! I wonder if the farmer is a woman? Interesting.

Love your other photos. My brother put himself through college building silos (the metal ones, not the stone ones). That led him to own his own commercial door company, after college. It was very lucrative and my sister-in-law was well cared for when he died of cancer at age 48. Whenever I see silos, I think of Randy. Good memories!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful barns and silos. I think another blogger shared that group of pink barns once, if I recall. The paint job on the silo tops is interesting and showy.

Rose said...

I always love your barn posts...such great views. You know, I don't think I would want a pink barn either.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

The barns in Wisconsin are amazing! I love the photos. What beautiful shots you have captured. I just love the splendid barns. What artwork!

Margaret Adamson said...

The barns are gorgeous although I prefer the red rather than the pink one. Great fences and I love the hor.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, I love the farms, barn and silo. Enjoy seeing bits of Wisconsin. Blessings Francine.

Anne Payne said...

The barn is great! Love the interesting top of the silo. As for the pink one, I have not ever seen one that color before. You do have to wonder what they were thinking. :-)

Cheryl said...

Here I go with my opinion on barns again...but pink? Really?

Oh well. What do I know? I suppose I am just a traditionalist. :)

Amy Burzese said...

The first one is perfect in every way. Not too sure about the pink. Wonder if they chose a cheap brand of red and it faded. Thanks for linking this week!

Felicia said...

love your pretty pics. the top of that silo doesn't quite match the red, but oh well its still pretty.

the pink barn is quite unusual too.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Judy,
I know! You could, like, Build a different kind of fence, then photograph it! No? Oh. Ok. Just trying to be helpful. LOL!
And, seriously, come check out my latest post. Have a bit of a health update. Nothing horrible. Just an update.
xo, m & jb

Powell River Books said...

Love that first red barn. - Margy

Sue said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love to ride in the country and view barns, always wondering abut the stories they could tell. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

handmade by amalia said...

I enjoyed the tour - beautiful photos.
Amalia
xo

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love your typical Wisconsin red barn! And I know that pink barn. I posted a photo of it once quite awhile ago.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Beautiful winter pictures, love the barns.

ladyfi said...

Lovely snowy shots. That cupola is wonderful.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Beautiful barns especially the first red one. Pink and multi colored paint not so much but individuality is what makes for interest. :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful barns!! I even like the pink one! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Maggie said...

You found some amazing barns to share this week, my favourite has to be the pink one which looks wonderful against the bright blue sky, great capture.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the way these barns look admidst the snow. So beautiful!

Marie said...

Love the Wisconsin barns, the fence and the horses! great shots of all of them. As for the pink barn....made m think of the pink house in the book & movie The Secret Life of Bees. :-)

Dee said...

Oh my... your barn photo's are lovely... i find the silo roof interesting painted with the different colors . The blue sky makes the barn stand out. The pink barn has me scratching my head and saying Why? LOL I would love to wander some Wisconsin back roads one day.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Great pictures of all those barns and the creatively painted silo :)
Love the horse picture - but what did those people think painting their farm in pink!!!? :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Judy, great barn and silo pics. That pink barn is amazing. Is it actually pink or faded over time? I love the red barn however. Great sunshine shots.
Have a great day!
CM

Michelle F said...

I like the painting on the silo tops.

The pink sure is interesting.

Have a great day & stay warm!!

Carola Bartz said...

I like the blue and yellow on the tops of the silos. I also like the weathered bard, what a lovely texture. Pink certainly is an interesting color choice for a barn...

carolann said...

I like your choices of all.

GretchenJoanna said...

I have never been to Wisconsin nor experienced that kind of winter, but I imagine that cheerful pain jobs like on those silos could be a helpful splash of color in the cold white.

Ida said...

Lots of great fences, barns here today. I do like the unusual paint job on the Silo's. The Pink Barn and house...not so much. Loved the Lions on the fence posts.

Shug said...

Some lovely barns here. We just don't have big barns like this down in East Texas...always fun to see! Hope you have a great afternoon and stay warm..

Ruth Kelly said...

I like the gate with the lions on top. They are small lions - around here, they make these giant size ones.

bailey-road.com said...

Really lovely shots. Like you, I don't care for the pink barn!

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