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November 9, 2010

The Winds of November Came early

Filed under: Buildings,Farm — Laura R @ 4:30 PM

Remember this photo I used during October to invite you into my haunted barn?

Well, this is the same part of the barn now.

October blew out with a BANG.  We “enjoyed” 65 mph winds for the “better part” of 3 days and almost all night long too.
While this barn has not been in good shape for the last 30 years or more, it is still standing at the age of 146 years.  OK, in some places more leaning than standing.

Here are a few barns from neighboring areas.

 Don’t you love these red brick silos?

I have decided I have to take more silo photos.
 There are quite a variety in my area alone.
Besides silos there are other grain storage containers.
November BARN CHICK meeting  Please visit the other Barn Chicks

Click here to see what’s happening Outdoors @ a Southern Daydreamer.

and hop over to Rednesday  where she is celebrating Veterans Day.

Oh- and what should one do with left over pumpkins?

a very happy goat

I am going to check the progress on the holes in the roof on our working barn.

I would also like some help here  identifying the purpose of this santa.

What should I hold?



  1. I love love love old barns! Doesn’t matter what condition they are in!

    Comment by cyndi and Stumpy — November 9, 2010 @ 5:30 PM

  2. I am fascinated by the silos, too. They are such cool structures. By the way, I do not have a clue what that Santa is supposed to hold. I have tried to figure it out but can’t. I left a comment that I was curious to find out the answer to the question of the week. Genie

    Comment by genie — November 9, 2010 @ 6:43 PM

  3. What a wonderful Barn Chick Post. so glad you are a Barn Chick, thanks. I do love those red brick silos. Never seen anything like them here, to bad. And the Santa is so retro wonderful ( as is!) The big red barn is a thing of beauty..
    linking you up. ok?


    Comment by Karen — November 9, 2010 @ 8:09 PM

  4. We had those winds as well, we were lucky nothing fell over. I love the pictures of the old barns.

    Comment by Kathy — November 9, 2010 @ 8:23 PM

  5. Love your barn photos, and also the beautiful silos! Sorry your own barn took a beating in the wind, but I am happy it is still standing!… love the little goat too!… I will check some of my vintage Christmas books and see if I can find your Santa and what he is carrying… I have seen that Santa somewhere before, but I don’t remember what was there??? I collect vintage Christmas too… xoxo Julie Marie

    Comment by Julie Marie — November 9, 2010 @ 8:40 PM

  6. I love the red brick silos and all barns falling apart or not. I actually like faded old barns best. Barn Chicks is so fun that I can hardly take a country ride without finding something to stop and photograph. hugs♥O

    Comment by Olive Cooper — November 9, 2010 @ 8:41 PM

  7. love Randy’s barn and Holle’s barn and Ron’s old calf house…

    Comment by tess — November 9, 2010 @ 8:55 PM

    • And you are the Goat Mama!

      Comment by dogsmom — November 9, 2010 @ 9:17 PM

  8. Oh those silos are amazing!!! Wouldn’t it be fun to have barn birthdays for your barn? – I’ll make the cake!

    Comment by Amanda — November 9, 2010 @ 9:12 PM

  9. Love these barn pics…makes me think about my grandparents barn…thanks so much for sharing these!


    Christmas is right around the corner…hop over to enter my gift card GIVEAWAY…WIN some Christmas cash!

    Comment by Linda@Coastal Charm — November 9, 2010 @ 9:14 PM

  10. Barns make some of the most interesting pictures. I enjoy seeing them and wonder about their history.

    Comment by LaVoice — November 9, 2010 @ 9:38 PM

  11. I adore old barns, and you have some wonderful shots there. Plus, that is a mighty cute goat!

    As far as Santa, I don’t know. He’s cute, though.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday…


    Sheila 🙂

    Comment by Sheila — November 9, 2010 @ 10:17 PM

  12. Love your barn pictures, hate that the wind did it’s damage, but it’s still beautiful!!!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

    Comment by Daphne Nicole — November 10, 2010 @ 2:02 AM

  13. We’ve got a barn that needs some TLC-wish they all could have been fixed up before they got in that condition-it makes me sad!

    Comment by Rebecca — November 10, 2010 @ 5:33 AM

  14. Every time we drive up north to go up in the mountains, we see an old barn that leans a bit over each year that passes by. Old barns have character and history that just seems to make us all fascinated!

    Susan and Bentley

    Comment by Susan Freeman — November 10, 2010 @ 9:16 AM

  15. Awesome photos! I have a barn, which I’ll be posting today for Barn Chicks – thanks for the tip on that!

    Here’s a link to one of the Farmer’s Almanacs with an article about these winds, called Beware of the “November Witch”!

    Comment by SueLovesCherries — November 10, 2010 @ 9:22 AM

  16. I love seeing barns & silos up close and in photographs. They are always full of character.

    Comment by Carol Hansen — November 10, 2010 @ 3:32 PM

  17. Those were gorgeous photo’s. Don’t have a clue about the Santa though. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    Comment by Donnie (NewBlessingEveryday) — November 10, 2010 @ 5:28 PM

  18. Oh NO! your poor barn! I hope you can fix it! maybe a neighbor that has one falling down will let you have some wood? I hate to see them fall into the ground 😦 I have one right down the road I been keeping my eye on, and as you know we got those same winds, it did take part of that barn on an inside wall… we are hoping to catch the owners at home one day to ask permission for up close photos. I believe the red brick silos are noted for your area too… something trigger a memory but not all of it… maybe the Pabst farms? has something to do with it? ~hugs!

    Comment by Faythe at GrammyMouseTails — November 10, 2010 @ 8:55 PM

  19. Hi! I found you off of Rednesday… I love the Barn, even with the bit of Wind Damage. My dream is to one day have a little Shabby Barn (oh, and a farm house to go with it).

    That Goat is so cute, and chubby (I wonder why…)! I guess he’s having lot’s of fun with the Pumpkins!

    Comment by Omi S. & her Pup, BenderOak — November 11, 2010 @ 2:18 AM

  20. I love old barns. So nostalgic. Great photos!
    Thank you for becoming a follower. Your name has been entered in the giveaway. I just signed up to follow you via email.
    So nice to meet you!

    Comment by Tammy — November 11, 2010 @ 9:56 AM

  21. Old barns are the best! I love these photos. Wow! That’s a lot of wind. Did you have to carry a brick in your pocket? I’m thinking Santa should have a little Christmas tree under his arm. His so cute. laurie

    Comment by laurie — November 11, 2010 @ 7:39 PM

  22. What is it about old barn structures that we all seem to love? Since moving to the midwest, I see them everywhere. In the southwest, they were practically non-existent. Do you have plans to restore the barn, at all? Or will it be “going back to the land,” as the Irish say. Thanks so much for visiting and letting me know about the Barn Chicks party. 🙂
    ~ Sue

    Comment by Sue — November 12, 2010 @ 6:29 AM

    • While we had dreams of doing restoration on part of the bigger barn when we first moved here, economic downturn says it is now destined to be used for other projects. Some boards will go to restore other buildings, some have already been made into craft projects, others will live on as frames and boxes and benchs and in many other forms.

      Comment by dogsmom — November 12, 2010 @ 7:36 AM

  23. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Right now, my little cabinet stores small tubes of lotion, hair accessories, and jewelry!

    I love your barn photos…they are just gorgeous!


    Comment by Kelly — November 12, 2010 @ 8:20 AM

  24. Wow! That’s one sturdy farm, after all these 146 years. You live in a place with so much character. Good for you.

    By the way, thanks for stopping by and congratulating me for winning. And yes, I plan to spend something nice for myself, that is, enhancing my mom cave :-). I just have to execute my plans for that bathroom as soon as I receive the gift card from Susan.

    Comment by Homemaker On A Dime — November 13, 2010 @ 9:04 AM

  25. Goodness, those were strong winds! Thanks so much for the barn photos. I have always loved barns. Used to have a fantasy of buying one and turning it into a home.


    Comment by Claudia — November 16, 2010 @ 3:25 PM

  26. Oh wow

    Comment by kaitlin — November 21, 2010 @ 9:20 AM

  27. oh dear

    Comment by Buzzkill — November 24, 2010 @ 3:50 AM

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