Sunday, January 4, 2015

More Barns (and a Little Sunshine!)

I managed to find some sunny skies among my barn pictures from nearly a month ago, so here are a few more interesting barns found on my drives around in and near the valley.  Four of the five are variations on that basic bank barn that is so common here.

This is a different view of a nice barn I posted on Dec. 15th.  Did you notice the pick-up truck parked on top of the old silo!?  I think this farmer must have a sense of humour!  It's the only one this week that has that gambrel roof line.

This is a huge large moderc addition built around two sides of an old bank barn, just last fall.  You can just see the peak of the old barn above the new roof.  It's an unusual style of barn, so I'll be watching to see what kind of livestock the farmer brings in.

A much less active smaller old barn, with an obviously unused silo.  It looks like it's had a shed roof extension on the far side and has seen better days.

Yet another standard bank barn with a shed roof extending it in this direction.  The silo suggests dairy cattle, but I'm sure I recall sheep in this farmyard in the summer.


This is one of my favourite farms to photograph when the fall colours are changing.  The maple tree up front frames the farm view well when it's all red and orange!  An old bank barn in the centre, with several large additional buildings around it.

As you might guess with all the barn pictures, I'm linking to The Barn Collective.

But this is the first week of Sunlit Sunday, a place to celebrate sunny winter days too:

24 comments:

  1. It makes you wonder how they got the truck up there.

    Very pretty farms!

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  2. It's great to see you back again this year at ☀Sunlit Sunday, FG. I didn't know the term "bank barn" until I read your post. As for the car in the first shot, it is something of an attention grabber! That's a great old fence in the fourth photo (split rail?); love the texture.

    Have a great week.
    Karen

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  3. Great pictures. Maybe the pick up is an ad for Ford? Kind of like the old ads on sides of barns.

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  4. Nice barns. And as you say, nice skies too! :-)

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  5. Happy New Year Furry.....
    I love barns...these are fabulous!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  6. Every summer I attend Empire Farms Days in Seneca Falls, NY where Ford and Chevy like to display there pickups up in the air, much like the first shot. #3,4 and 5are my favorites. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. A great selection of barns. We lack interesting barns out in my country area, all we get is tin sheds if we are lucky. Most of the farm houses are way off the main roads. Happy New Year

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  8. Lovely barns. Being a farm girl as a child, loved playing in the barn lofts.

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  9. Great barn photos. I love it when the barns are still in use. But love the old weathered ones too - I can only imagine their stories.

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  10. Nice barn shots! I've seen a couple of barns here turned into garages. One was a small U-haul dealership!

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  11. Wow - how in the world did that farmer get the pickup on top of that silo? He must have rented a big crane! Nice photo collection.

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  12. Who knew there was such variety of barns? I had to look twice to see the truck on the roof.

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  13. I want to know how they got the truck up there! I love barns -- old and new. Lovely series.

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  14. they are all very unusual for me. I liked that old red one, with is added "accessory"!! very cool!!!!

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  15. How could you NOT notice the truck!! : )
    All nice barns. Favorite is number 4.

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  16. Wonderful photos ! The first photo with the truck on the silo is interesting I would hate to of been there to see them put that up lol ! It is very cold and windy here today but finally we have sunshine oh and a bit of snow lol ! Wind chill warnings for the week for us to . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  17. Great barns! I love the truck on the silo. I wonder how they got it up there. Here's to sunshine on these bitterly cold days this week!

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  18. love old barns. we see alot here including derelict ones with old silos attached :-)

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  19. You found lots of interesting shapes and colors! BTW, it's about time you added those pages and some information about yourself! I, for one, like to know a little about the authors that I peruse.

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  20. beautiful barn images Stu. love the last image.

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  21. forgot to say how cool is that truck up there.

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  22. You've got me watching more barns.

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  23. Stopping by from Barn Collective, thanks for sharing your great finds and the truck one is pretty interesting!!

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  24. Wow. That truck shows some perspective, doesn't it. All great shots this week! Thanks for linking!

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