Monday, March 25, 2013

Barns of NW Wisconsin - Barron County




Barn at the south end of the Poor Farm Road
Barron County, Wisconsin


It won't be long now...

By the looks of that roof line, the south wall leaning out, and the boards above buckling, this old barn probably won't stand many years longer.

Not only do I drive past this barn several times a month, but it is in the same neighborhood as the school I attended in first and second grade. At that time, everyone knew his/her neighbors because the kids all attended the same country school. And most of us walked to school - as only the Amish do now.

 Stalactite


 Stalagmite


Yes, sensible people would probably cut down this poor little plum tree.

And, by the way, WINTER is still here in NW Wisconsin, just in case anyone is asking.


But we're hoping for 40 degrees by Easter Sunday!
We are SO ready!




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42 comments:

Trace4J said...

Beautiful old barn.
I love old barns.
Winter is here in Pa. as snow is falling and covering everything in white.
Happy Monday Friend.
Woolie Hugs
Trace

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

beautiful old barn. love the worn spots. such character. ( :

Denise said...

Old barns are so interesting.

Terri D. said...

I always enjoy your images, Judy! The snow just makes me shiver! I surely do hope you have some warmer temps for our early Easter this year. It will take more than 40 degrees for a week to melt all of that stuff, though. Good golly!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

We got another 8" of snow dumped on us again yesterday. I've hired a hit man to find that little groundhog!

Doesn't weather in the 40's sound like summer time right now?

Sandra said...

winter is still here to, but not as cold as yours, but we are having very unseasonable cold temps for Florida. in the 40's tomorrow and highs in 60's which is not our type temps... the rest of the week will be cold for us, but we have a promise from the weather guys of sunshine

Empty Nester said...

Love the barn! I always like the way they look--antiquated and nostalgic and all that. And then I get sort of sad to think that they won't be around much longer. We're finally having winter too. Though only with chilly temps and wind. No snow. No snow at all...quit hogging the snow, Judy. LOL

Jenn said...

Love old barns like that. I see them every so often still when I visit my family in Nebraska.
As for the snow.. it sure looks lovely... but I'll still take our 80 degree weather over it any day!!!

Diane said...

Love the barn even if it has seen better days. We had snow overnight! Boo! Hiss!

Bossy Betty said...

Old barns just melt my heart. Looks like there is another kind of melting in store for you. It gets to 40 here in Southern California and we think it's the end of the world.....

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the old barn!! Its still winter here also. Need some sunshine so the snow can start melting!!

8)(8 said...

So pretty. It is also so big! It's sad that it is falling down.

Ellie VanCaster said...

Ah yes March in Wisconsin...
I'm assuming spring will come sooner or later. ;-)

podso said...

I love a red barn, crumbling or standing. Down here they rarely paint the barns, just keep them old and tired looking and that way the taxes are less, so I hear.

Samantha said...

40 degrees...living the dream girl, living the dream!

Samantha said...

40 degrees...living the dream girl, living the dream!

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, those old barns - and old plum trees - have such character! The stories they could tell, the sights that they've seen ....

Ruth Kelly said...

Our snow finally melted; your's looks like it will be staying a while longer. That poor old barn does look like its about to cave in.

Dewena Callis said...

Such a pretty picture--barns in snow. People in snow after snow, still pretty to us who haven't gotten anything but a dusting this year, but it must be getting very old. I hope you do warm up for Easter.

Balisha said...

My husband looked over at my screen. "What's that?" he said...looking at your picture of your stalactite. Then, " What's that?" for your stalagmite. I told him..."We bloggers are so bored writing about this weather we find interest in many unusual things....now turn around and look at your own computer."
Balisha :)
I'm kind of testy this morning :)

Heide at ApronHistory said...

We too are looking forward to 40 degrees! It wouldn't be too bad here but for the wind.....

Lynn said...

Nice pics. I'm an old barn lover too. It does make me sad when those structures I've seen my whole life just disappear.

Olive said...

Hi Judy, you hoping for 40 degrees certainly makes me seem surly complaining about our cold windy 47 degree day today with sun. The barn is lovely. I sent you an email with no answers, sorry. Olive

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

My hubby loves the barns...gets it honest as he grew up on a farm!

WE also have winter here as well. UGH! So so ready for it to be behind us now...

Thanks so much for popping on over!

Maple Lane said...

Such a great photo. GA is having snow flurries today, too!

Chatty Crone said...

That barn does look like is has had it;s life - but there is still something wonderful about it.

And would it help for you to know it was very cold in GA today!!!!!

sandie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love old barns and this one is so pretty! We have winter here today, too. Hurry Spring!

Muffy's Marks said...

Love the old barn, it is so sad they are going by the wayside. We want the snow melted too!! Coming home the first week of April.

Carla said...

Great photos!!
Love how our posts are telling a bit of a different side of our remaining snow. :-) Hee Hee

Mari said...

Glad you captured this one before it's gone.
We still have winter in Michigan too, but are hoping to have some melting snow this week. :)

Suzan Sweatman said...

The snow has started melting like crazy here in Montreal - sooo exciting!
Love the photo of that barn Judy - pinning it on to my Barn ( board )
Have a great Tuesday !
Hugs,
Suzan

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the old weathered barn! You have a lot more snow than we do. We are expecting 40's by Easter Sunday too.

Elaine said...

Love that beautiful old barn! I always wonder how roads get their names, but Poor Farm Road does not sound like a story with a happy ending.

Nell at njschout said...

The barn definitely has a wave to it but makes for a great photo! : )

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

It tried to snow here yesterday, but was unsuccessful. I am so ready for spring!

Tanya Breese said...

love that barn! we have a poor farm road here too!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That's a fantastic barn!

We're hoping for mid-40s later this week (and maybe upper-40s by Easter) here in eastern Iowa.

Rose said...

It would be interesting to watch and see how much longer the barn will stand...it might surprise us all.

Judy said...

I hate to see these old barns being neglected. We're having some warmer temps too. It's funny I just saw Amish children walking to school this morning on my way to a quilting class.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a wonderful old barn! Oh dear. I think I should never complain about winter again! I hope Spring springs for you soon! SO nice that you stopped by!

amanda said...

Greetings from your nearby Minnesota neighbor! We love NW Wisconsin. :)
And your stalactite & stalagmite cracked me up!!

Lisa Lynn said...

'Cool' pics! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
Hope you have time to link up again this week!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-9.html

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