Greetings Old Barn People. I was excited to contribute last week to a meme whose theme is based on the architecture of the family farm era of American rural society. I knew almost nothing about this topic but after living in Detroit for 52 years I moved North into the middle mitten region of Michigan and now I am surrounded by it. This Old Barns meme is a godsend because barns are everywhere around here. If you take your camera out for a ride in any county mid-state to shoot landscapes, it's very difficult not to include a really cool looking barn in the frame. Not only that, this area of Michigan has mind blowing examples of field stone homes and barns! Add our beautiful Amish homesteads to the mix if that's still not enough to contemplate. So, all this to say, that while I have a lot of pictures, I do not have a lot of knowledge. I plan to be a regular here because I think it is a grassroots way to document a great era. I will have fun learning from you as I go along.
Okay! I can't wait to get started!
This is a field stone barn picture taken this year. I posted another side of this gem in Falling For You.
This is a cropped section of the same picture.
I just shake my head in amazement when I see what can be if the money's there to keep the place up.
I did use the phrase "mind blowing" at the beginning of this post when I vainly bragged on Michigan's field stone buildings so I'd better come through. I will post a couple more of this next house in the near future.