As I've been driving around seeking pictures of livestock and crops, I've also inevitably ended up getting a few pictures of barns. Barns are a big part of the rural landscape around here, and I'm always interested in how they're cared for, and what they're used for.
I'm always amused by this farm. The farmer does have a large crane; he obviously put it to good use.
This is a fairly big modern farm, a dairy operation I think.
Whereas this farm is a small beef operation, a small and worn old barn, but still well cared for.
Remarkably for me, I can't remember where I took this picture! Pretty sad for an old geographer.
I noticed this big tent on one farm, and wondered what it was for.
Driving by I saw the sign for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, an outreach project of the Church of the Nazarene. The project aims at aleviating hunger by selling grain to raise money for international work. Naively, I assumed that the tent was for a reception to celebrate the crops going in, but of course it was probably for a wedding. Nice old car there too.
This is the saddest old barn in the neighbourhood; it's been slowly deteriorating as long as I can remember. I keep waiting for that back wall to fall down, but it still stands.
The same barn five years ago. We're enjoying beautiful sunny warm days in the valley now, great for getting the last of the spring gardening done. Hope you're having a good weekend.