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Sunday, February 10, 2013

a landmark barn is gone




January 2013

A few months ago there was a beautiful barn on this hill.

Now all that's left is this.


A pile of hay bales.



June 2012

The barn looked like this in June.

It was falling down.  It's been propped up by poles in recent years.
Someone has salvaged the barn wood which is a good thing.

I don't know how old this barn was but I'm guessing it was built in the early part of the 1900's.




June 2012

I don't like to see old barns taken down but they do wear out and start to become a hazard as the old wood gives way and the roofs collapse.  At least this wood was salvaged.

We are enjoying our visit with the grandkids.
They are so. much. fun.  :-D
Thanks for all your visits and comments.  
I hope you have a great week ahead.

Blessings,

Pamela




27 comments:

  1. It's so sad when they take down the old barns...we will never see them replaced again. But I've heard they are very expensive to fix.

    Jen

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  2. New barns have nothing about then that is beautiful or interesting - safe and efficient though they most assuredly are.
    Keep on having fun in Alberta!

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  3. It pains me to see barns fall into ruin even though I do love barn wood.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  4. Beautiful old bones...glad that the wood is being harvested. And so glad that you are having a great time with your grands and their mom and dad.

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  5. It is a shame to see an old landmark gone, but then, there is also a sadness in one that is just rotting away, unused and neglected.

    Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren, Pamela. I can just imagine the smile on your face!

    -Karen

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  6. Repurposed barn board can create some beautiful things, at the expense of the old barn of course. The old wooden ones just don't last forever though, do they? I see lots of stone foundations in the fields here and often wonder about the farms themselves that are long gone too.
    Enjoy your visit.
    Judith

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  7. So glad you are having a great time with your wee ones.. Your post makes me think about our old barn at the farm.. I hope it stays put for many more years yet.. smile..
    Enjoy your week..

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  8. Old barns always make me wonder about the craftsmen who built them. They seem to stand long after the homestead is gone. I am also glad the lumber was salvaged. Enjoy those grands’

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  9. Old barns lovely! Your photography is very nice. Excellent!

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  10. Hi Pamela,
    Good thing you have those pictures to remind you of what was once there.
    Enjoy your stay with your grandchildren! Have fun!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  11. Hi Pamela, yes, it is a sad sight to see, love to look at the old barns in the landscape.....Great you have the pictures, Francine.

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  12. Pamela, how delightful that you are with your grands.
    The temps out in Alta is COLD one day and warm the next.
    Glad that you are having so much fun. Love seeing all your pictures.
    Our sons are both in Conklin Alta ...working...on the pipeline ...
    they are electricians. I know they have had -42 brrrr and then it could be -12.
    I hope you brought warm clothes.
    It's good that you took pictures of this barn before it was taken down.

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  13. I love old barns and it's sad that this lovely one is gone. Thankfully you got some great shots of it, and the wood was recycled.
    Enjoy your family time. You're grandsons are adorable.
    You're missing a doozy of a storm :)
    Blessings,
    Angie

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  14. The photo from June 2012 is so pretty. I hate seeing the old barns torn down but know that is inevitable at times. I'm glad the wood will be reused.

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  15. It's sad to see an old barn torn down but sometimes they become quite an eyesore!

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  16. If it's got to go, it's nice that the wood will have another use elsewhere. Even if it's just firewood! Enjoy your visit with your kids and grands.

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  17. wow, that is tough. i enjoy seeing this different views. have a great visit. enjoy those moments. ( :

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  18. sad, very sad, but i sure hope you link up tomorrow evening for Barn Charm =)

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  19. Sad to see The Old Grey Barn come to its end . . . One thing we realize, change is constant. Enjoy the little ones . . .

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  20. Beautiful pictures, Pamela! Eventually the old barns disappear, but that is reality.

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  21. Is that the barn opposite Grey's?? I will miss it... Missed the chance to get pics of it. It always appealed to me...

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  22. Pamela, I feel the same way. When our barn was destroyed by a tornado years ago, it was such a loss. I know it costs alot to keep a barn repaired, especially when there is no farming going on any longer, but I sure do miss them when they are torn down around here, too. I have taken photos of hundreds of barns over the years as a way to preserve them in some way. I love your photos.

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  23. Beautiful photos of this landmark barn. It is a shame when these beauties disappear. I guess the best part of it is that they are reusing the wood...and that you have documented it with photos. But it is sad.

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  24. These are all so interesting...you should link them to the Barn Charm meme.

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  25. That was a great looking barn! Too bad it's gone, but I guess they don't last forever. Your summer shots are beautiful!

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