Monday, March 2, 2015

Barns of Wisconsin and Good Fences

 Wisconsin Barn, Southwest of Rice Lake

I see that little dog house and think, 'Wow, our dogs have it made!' They get to live in a house with their people, sleep on soft beds, get yummy treats, and don't have to deal with the harsh realities of winter in Wisconsin. I wish they'd show their gratitude by keeping their hair to themselves. 


This is how it works around here: I wanted to lie down and talk on the phone with our Texas daughter, but the dog was on the bed. She was not the slightest bit inclined to move, but I lay down anyway. She still didn't move. We shared the bed.  Everybody happy.


 Wisconsin Barn southwest of Cameron, WI

There is a roof on this barn, but you can't see it because the snow on the roof is the same color as the sky.

 Granddaughters and a boyfriend

The granddaughter on the left is staying with us for a while. The granddaughter on the right, along with her boyfriend, spent the weekend with us. It's fun to have the young people around. I enjoy the conversation and I enjoy cooking for them. Really.


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46 comments:

Lulu James said...

I SO enjoy your pictures---Looking at the first barn--I think--the dog living in the little dog house is charged with protecting all that is behind him--BIG JOB!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the barns, beautiful pictures. Francine.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, I love the barns shots.. I remember those days of having to share the bed with the dogs.. Your granddaughters are pretty, lovely shot.. Happy March, have a great day!

Nancy said...

Enjoy every moment of your granddaughter's visit.

Ginny said...

The first barn is so pretty and well kept! The next one has a trick of the eye...no roof! But seriously, you are very brave to go out in that weather! It looks like a considerable amount of ice. How cool to have your grandchildren, they are beautiful! You can really get some good bonding grandparent time in.

Cheryl said...

We had our five local grandchildren overnight on Saturday. Young people add so much life and cheer, don't they? So much fun!! I know it's lovely for you to be able to share this time with your granddaughters.

Another pretty red barn! Love those!

Dicky Bird said...

Love the barns, sad to see the fallen ones...

ladyfi said...

Lovely barn shots.

Theresa said...

Love the barns, especially the one with roof that disappears into the sky! Enjoy your time with the youngsters:) HUGS!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful barn photos! And I had to giggle at the sweet dog :)

Happy Monday, dear Judy! Hugs!

betty said...

How cute with sharing the space with the dog :) Lovely grand daughters you have!

betty

Karen S. said...

I agree, first about the hair thing, really, really! Second about having the younger ones about, which I get often too. In fact Friday night I drove two of my grandson's up to visit their auntie, my daughter and her daughter, and we hung out! A blast for sure!

Tom said...

The barn with the cow, name and date is so special. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Pat said...

I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who is ruled by the dog. Our Lucy too is a non mover once she gets comfortable. Loving your barn photos...

TexWisGirl said...

cute grown kids! love the dog photo, too. sweet wis barns and fences. :)

Rose said...

We only have one grandchild, but she makes the world go round for us....so I can see you loving to cook for yours.

That barn is a beauty. I always used to think the same thing about our dogs, now it is down just to the cats. Husband worded at a prison and said he though he would be done opening and closing doors when he retired, only to find he is doorman for the cats.

Sandra said...

I miss being around young adults, when i worked I learned so much from them and they were fun to be around.
Baby would win the Rude Award if there was one...but we would be lost without them for sure... that is one beautiful barn.. wonder why not leave the dog in the barn.. maybe they don't use the dog house.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the Barn and seeing the shot of the 'young ones'.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the big red barn with the dairy cow and name painted on the front.
I usually have to move a cat or two on our bed. And I hear you about the pet hair!

Joanne Noragon said...

I love barns and have documented many around here. As NE Ohio becomes an industrial/commercial corridor, the barns disappear. In my thirty years here I have pictures of the same barn, standing, disintegrating. gone. Visiting rural WI is a barn holiday for me.

podso said...

Maybe the doghouse is just an old relic or at least not used in winter. The second barn is a stitch, great photo. Having young folks around keep us young, so you're probably feeling quite youthful these days. I bet they appreciate your cooking too.

Anita Johnson said...

We have to carry our dog outside when it snows...talk about spoiled! And he sleeps between us. LOL, and I still love him! Love the barn shots as always!

NanaDiana said...

Great barn pictures, Judy. That first barn is just gorgeous.
What cute kids there. I am glad your granddaughter is staying there and that is working out nicely for both of you.

I like having young people around, too. Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

Terri D said...

That is a pretty amazing optical illusion, that makes the barn roof disappear into the sky. Wow. I always love your barn photos! You have a couple of very beautiful granddaughters, too. Nice looking boyfriend. He better treat her right! :)

Linda Kay said...

Great barns, and I love the one that looks like it doesn't have a roof. Fun to have the granddaughters around.

happywonderer.com said...

Love the red one with the name and date established on it! Glad you enjoyed your visitors!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I always enjoy your Barns of Wisconsin.
How fun to have your granddaughter staying with you.
Have a great week!
Carla

Lea said...

I especially like the first photo!

Felicia said...

love that red barn.

Now Judy don't you know that animals are the boss and we are just the staff. lol.

have fun with your granddaughter.

Diane said...

Love the barns as usual. One of my four-legged companions is next to me right now sleeping under a blanket!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh yes, dogs are so spoiled. Most of them anyway. I thought the second barn had a collapsed roof! Sweet granddaughters. I'm sure they are a help when it comes to mealtime right? :) A lot of work when you've gotten out of the habit but what a blessing to have them there.

Liz Needle said...

Great barn shots. My dogs take over our bed just like yours. Or are we taking over their bed?

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Nice barns and life is always better when you have a granddaughter around. :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Such beautiful barns... and even more beautiful granddaughters! I know having them to visit is pure joy. At least you had a leg rest! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Joyce said...

I just love a big red barn!

Missy George said...

That's the way it goes in my house too, Judy..My dog sleeps right in the middle of my bed..doesn't move..Enjoy your visit..

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The way your dog is treated looks a lot like the way my cats are treated here...

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful barn scenery. And beautiful girls and handsome boy friend. He looks like some movie star, but I can never think of any of their names. Thanks for sharing this week! (you did a lot of that didn't you - on the bed too)

Cynthia said...

Great post and I can relate with the pup. Mine don't move on the couch. Hubby says just move them. I can't when they are so comfortable

Cindy

ThreeOldKeys said...

Love the "roofless" barn -- and the dog, who just wants to keep you warm! Maybe.
Visiting your Etsy shop too.

Stephanie said...

Lovely barn shots!!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

All pictures are lovely :)
I love the one with the bed sharing :))
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Ida said...

I like the barn shot even if you can't see the roof. It looks very cold there though. I'm sure you are ready for some sunshine. How fun to have your granddaughter stay with you.

LV said...

We have had dogs in the past but they were never on our bed. Never been to your part of the world, but understand there are a lot of great barns there.

Shug said...

sweet place.....the barn does look like it is without a roof....thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.

Marie said...

Great shots! Glad you are getting to see your grands. They do bring so much joy to our lives!

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