Old Barn

7 Sep


I took a picture of this old barn last week. As you can see, the barn has seen better days. This barn and a few old trees are all that is left of this old homestead. The boards are missing on the front because that is the level where the Mississippi River was 2 Springs ago. This old barn has survived many floods, but it won’t be able to withstand many more without someone to repair and take care of it. These old barns are rapidly disappearing from this part of the country.


7 Responses to “Old Barn”

  1. DFW September 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    I want all that wood & the tin. Wish I lived closer

    • doublebhomestead September 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      It would be nice to have that stacked in the pasture wouldn’t it? I’ll bet the owner would say no to your offer, he would say he intended to repair it. Then he would just let it rot to the ground like so many of them I see around here.

      • DFW September 8, 2012 at 10:19 am #

        Sadly, the same thing happens in my neck of the woods.

  2. Beatrice P. Boyd September 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Your reply to a previous comment was right on because Inhave seen so many old barns and homes abandoned to slowly rot away. This aging barn has been through much and may well be beyond repair now, so why not re-purpose the wood?

    • doublebhomestead September 7, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

      Beatrice, thanks for stopping by. If I had the chance, I would sure use that old barn wood to build a nice smaller version on our homestead for our future goats and chickens.

  3. carynverell September 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    travel up or down any state highway or county road and this is what i see. abandoned barns, abandoned houses and abandoned fields…those who own them just prefer to leave them fallow and rotting on their foundations…and chances are real good that half of them are tied up in courts and banks..it is very sad.

    • doublebhomestead September 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

      Times are hard financialy for some people and this causes some of this abandonment, but a lot of it is just choice. People want to live in the suburbs, life is too hard for them in the country. If you search my blog I have a post on abandoned homesteads and how I feel people may wish they were living in the rural areas when SHTF!

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