Thursday, April 17, 2008

Little Red Barn

This little barn is located near Loxley, Alabama. It seems to me like the barns in the south are tumbling down and not as grand as those in the north. I wonder why.

27 comments:

Andrea said...

Nice picture of the old barn. When my husband sees an old barn he dreams of tearing it down for material to build him a barn.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the old barns, we have so many old barns around here,most are falling and have no paint on them Great shot

deborah wilson said...

I don't know, Dot, I guess the barns are falling apart out of non-use and neglect because our society is no longer in need of them the way we use to be. Farmland is disappearing in favor of sub divisions and high-rises.

Kelli said...

I feel sad for that little barn.

mrsnesbitt said...

Barn Conversions used to be popular here, but with the current credit crunch people are not so adventurous, very cautious.

Carletta said...

Scenes from bygone days!
Lovely photo Dot.

AVCR8TEUR said...

There is so much character in old barns although I can't tell you why those in the south are falling apart. Could it be the weather or there is no money in farming?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

We do seem to have more barns still in use here in Ontario. But my town is s close to Toronto we'll see how long we can stay rural. Subdivisions are already moving in, ;-(

evlahos said...

beautiful capture with wonderful shapes

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Dot
You know by now that this brit loves these barns, if we had these over here I would be seeking them out and getting a collection of photo's just in case they do all fall down.
I will contact you today about postingon your new no comment blog.. I went there last night and it's beautiful.

Judi (Gmj) said...

Okay, I will try to post a comment, again. I have commented twice on this post and it's not here. I like it. Like lilli said; lots of barn and they are falling apart also.

The Texican said...

Termites. Lots of termites.

Judy said...

We too have old barns that are falling apart, and I love to take pictures of them.
I'm thinking times are changing. Not too many farms left anymore. At least in my county it's like that.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have seen a lot of little and big red barns. They all look bad these days. The nice looking ones are almost all metal sided.

Kerri said...

Great barn shot!! I love barns too!!

USAincognito said...

Oh, trust me....there are a ton of broken down, falling apart, little barns up here in the North/Midwest.

kay said...

Aren't old barns wonderful? I've always heard that Northern barns were nicer because they had to protect the livestock. They were often bigger, more soundly built, and closer to the houses. In fact, I have seen some that were actually attached to the houses, so the people wouldn't have to get out in inclement weather.

We don't have much inclement weather in the South, except for 105 in August! That may not bother the livestock, but it sure bothers me!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's a great picture, Dot. It has great character.

quintarantino said...

Even being an old barn, I like it.

ga.farmgirl said...

There are so many barns and just buildings in general in this area falling down. The small cotton towns that once boomed are still here with the old cotton gins and other buildings hiding in the brush now.
The buildings that have been renovated in the area look wonderful.
Nice picture.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Dot,
That River Boat on Picture this is a small replica of one, I guess i should go over and post that huh?

photowannabe said...

Because they want to give you as many photo ops as possible...
Love old barns, they have so much interesting character.

happyone said...

I too love old barns. This one doesn't look like it will be standing much longer.

Angie said...

Hi Dot,
That's a lovely little barn,shame no-one is looking after it.

Gramma Ann said...

We had a farm in Maryland, (retired 10 years ago) we had to take care of the barn, because the cattle lived in it in the snowy, cold wintertime. It was much bigger then the one in the picture, because the top was filled with hay to feed the cattle in the wintertime. I enjoyed the picture, but I don't long to go back to farming;)

Max-e said...

I always enjot pictures of these old barns. I guess that they eventually start falling into decay through lack of use and maintenance

Paulie said...

Great shot and the sky is so blue!!!!!!

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