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April 11, 2011

Everyone Is Getting In The Mood

Filed under: Animals,Buildings,Farm,Nature — Laura R @ 2:59 PM
enjoying the spring weather

(click twice for best view) 

showing off for the ladies


While on my way to run errands and enjoy a few charity sales this past weekend I knew I also wanted to get some barn shots.  Everyone was out taking advantage of a perfect day.

Around the corner from me is a young family returning an old homestead to new life while still honoring traditional ways.  Backyard chickens are all the rage.

This is the new barn in traditional style.

We are not sure if the now garage was the old barn or (more likely) the old house.

I’ll show you the entire homestead.    What do you think?

I am linking up to Barn Charm
Tuesday’s Show & Tail  

Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet who also hosts Yard Art Thursday
Outdoor Wednesday



  1. You got some great shots of the men showing off for the ladies! Last year was the first time I’d ever seen them strutting their stuff for the ladies around my house! That is a sight to see isn’t it! Your barn is beautiful! You have a beautiful house too!

    Tuesdays’ Show & Tail!

    Comment by Angela — April 11, 2011 @ 6:40 PM

    • The wild turkeys belong to the neighborhood. I wish the homestead was mine, but because it is close I can pass it whenever I go out to run errands.

      Comment by dogsmom — April 11, 2011 @ 7:27 PM

  2. Wow! Amazing animals!!

    That reminds me of the older barn styles of the midwest. They did look an awful lot like homes and I think they were partly spaces where guests sometimes stayed over. Beautiful old homestead either way!

    Comment by Julie H — April 11, 2011 @ 7:25 PM

  3. The Barn does look a little like it was a house at one time….Nice shots!

    Comment by Janis — April 11, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

  4. A beautiful property, I love the matching red roofs.

    Comment by ~Andrea~ — April 11, 2011 @ 9:18 PM

  5. That is just perfect! My sister has a homestead, complete with a cute little chicken coop, sheep, goats and horses! I just love going off there, it’s like a whole different world!

    Comment by Jen — April 11, 2011 @ 9:35 PM

  6. I really like this place! I’d love to see it in person.

    Comment by Rose — April 11, 2011 @ 10:06 PM

  7. Looks like a snug little homestead!

    Comment by Elaine — April 12, 2011 @ 12:39 AM

  8. Enjoy Spring! Hope you can visit my daughter’s entry and mine too! Thanks!

    Comment by Stef — April 12, 2011 @ 1:42 AM

  9. Wonderful shots.

    My Ruby link.

    Comment by Liz — April 12, 2011 @ 2:12 AM

  10. Looks like the owners have put some high quality materials into the buildings. This means they will be staying there for many years to come.

    Comment by Andy — April 12, 2011 @ 3:48 AM

  11. Looks like an old west homestead. Nice!

    Comment by Tammy — April 12, 2011 @ 6:15 AM

  12. Very Cool!

    Comment by Gigi — April 12, 2011 @ 7:07 AM

  13. Your homestead is amazing! Love it! I would love to live father out in the country than I do! I hate noise! Have a great week!

    Comment by Time Worn Interiors — April 12, 2011 @ 9:40 AM

  14. Looks like they’re doing a great job w/ the place… it’s good to see young people take such interest… Great find! =)

    Comment by Tricia — April 12, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

  15. Beautiful property and buildings. Love the turkey shots, just spectacular those tails are!! Ann

    Comment by Ann — April 12, 2011 @ 3:52 PM

  16. What a lovely piece of property. To restore this would be a grand experience. Love the turkey shots and the barn. Wonderful post and nice pictures.

    Comment by genie — April 12, 2011 @ 6:08 PM

  17. Wow – what a great place. I would love to tour through those buildings.

    Comment by MarieELizabeth — April 12, 2011 @ 7:59 PM

  18. Great shots! Love barns so I love the photos! Those turkey are interesting creatures. Can’t wait to visit more Tuesday SHow and Tail. Love it bunches!

    Comment by Anne — April 12, 2011 @ 9:25 PM

  19. Yes, I am looking forward to sunnier days!

    Comment by eof737 — April 13, 2011 @ 4:35 AM

  20. Oh that space is glorious!

    Thanks for entering the Gift Basket Design Book giveaway – best of luck to you!

    Ramona 🙂

    Comment by Create With Joy — April 13, 2011 @ 9:18 AM

  21. I simply love that old homestead-the whole thing is wonderful!

    Comment by Rebecca — April 13, 2011 @ 9:22 AM

  22. I luvs that old homestead. It’s so pretty. It kinda makes me wish I could live there. Imagine how much fun it would be running around and chasing field mice and stuff! Do the turkeys come with it?

    Wiggles & Wags,

    Comment by Mayzie — April 13, 2011 @ 10:40 AM

  23. Thanks for popping over to comment on my garden post! Its so nice to finally see the garden after what seems to be a very long winter. Want to let you know that I host a garden party on Thursday’s & also currently hosting a giveaway (two days left to sign up)!
    Xoox, Tracie

    Comment by Anonymous — April 13, 2011 @ 10:51 AM

  24. Thanks so much for coming by and commenting on my garden and den reveal. Want to let you know that I host a garden party on Thursday’s & also currently hosting a giveaway (two days left)
    Xoox, Tracie

    Comment by Tracie — April 13, 2011 @ 10:52 AM

  25. That’s definitely a different style of barn than I’m used to seeing, but I still like it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a barn I didn’t like, and I wish I had one!
    Happy REDnesday,

    Comment by Carol @ Old Glory Cottage — April 13, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

  26. What a great homesyead…I love it!

    We saw so many wild turkeys on our trip to Utah, but they are not here…hot hot in the summer I think and not enough big trees for them!

    Comment by Linda — April 13, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

  27. Yay for spring. My son went hunting for the first time this last weekend. Not a fan, but it is a sign that spring is coming. lol.

    Comment by alicia — April 13, 2011 @ 3:03 PM

  28. Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday Participant to share a piece of your world. Thank goodness it is finally Spring.

    Comment by LindyLouMac in Italy — April 14, 2011 @ 6:37 AM

  29. Wow…good to see a new barn with old beauty! Nice capture of the homestead. We have wild turkeys all over this area now; they have prospered since being reintroduced. In fact, some turkeys have moved into town–with the mule deer–and have become quite the nuisance. On a short drive a day or so ago, I was able to see toms “struttin’ their stuff” out in the country. I told my husband it was the first time I’d seen it other than on the Outdoor Channel. 😉

    Comment by Evelyn in Oregon — April 14, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

  30. Beautiful pics ! I love old barns !

    Comment by Myrna — April 19, 2011 @ 10:23 AM

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