An Old Hay Barn in a Snowy Field

Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Sky Realty LLC 6502410580

I have a facination with old barns.  To me they symbolize endurance of americana in a very deep way.  Some are old and weathered, like this one in the photo.  It makes you wonder on its age, and the people who built it.  They always seem to last longer than residential houses, and some stand alone in fields without any connection to humanity sometimes.  This one was off by itself in a field with an tree growing into part of it.  If this building could talk, I would bet it has some interesting stories to tell.

Old Barn in a Field

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Comments (11)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Michael, yes I think this old barn would have some stories to tell.  It could be one hundred years old, for all we know.

Feb 07, 2014 08:53 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Michael, That is a great photo of that old hay barn!  They do make for some great photos!  I love looking at pictures of the old structures myself!

Feb 07, 2014 11:56 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi Michael, You are right, I woud bet the stories over it's lifetime would be amazing. Great photo.

Feb 07, 2014 03:31 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I love old barns, Michael. This is a great one and nice photograph. 

Feb 08, 2014 05:16 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great pic Michael, I love these old remnants, makes you wonder about the history and people who built it and worked the farm.

Feb 08, 2014 05:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You may be selected as the chair of the ActiveRain snow picture group. We will watch for more of your photographs.

Feb 08, 2014 07:16 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Great photo, Michael. There are many old barns here in my area.

Feb 08, 2014 12:13 PM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

That is a nice photo Michael. There are a lot of old, decaying barns in my neck of the woods and I'm always on the lookout for a safe place to pull over so I can take a photo. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 08, 2014 03:58 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Most people love old barns and old bridges. Add some snow.... and it's just perfect!!

Feb 09, 2014 04:48 PM
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI

Note: I have since learned that this type of barn is a corn crib, not a hay barn.  Thanks for your comments everyone!

Feb 10, 2014 02:28 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Nice!  I love those  kind of pictures too but don't see many here in HI.  

Feb 23, 2014 06:57 AM