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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Winter barns

It will be warm enough over the weekend to melt the snow, and there is one more snow day listed in the forecast for the month, March 12th. I am so done with winter. Here are barns with snow on the ground..


I've done no research on this sort of barn. I'm going to guess it housed carriages and horses.


A bank barn that could use some attention. This picture is from last winter.


A dairy barn that may be a bank barn. This barn is maintained by the National Park Service.
The drive is chained off, so I cannot get a good look.
The overhang on the right is intended for animals to shelter from inclement weather.


And since I have declared winter almost over, here's a farm wagon and a little bit of snow.

The end (of winter!)

23 comments:

  1. End of Winter...I'll believe it when I can feel my toes.

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  2. Amen sister I am with you on this declaration. I am sure liking these barns.

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  3. I love these photos, Joanne. It is going to get warmer here in Montreal as well!

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  4. Good luck with that. I declared winter over three weeks ago and then we got a hard freeze and the next night, icy rain.

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  5. Bet you are glad winter is over, it's been a long cold one this year for you, as our summer has been hot for us.
    I'm looking forward to the cool crisp days and you are longing for the warm sunshine lets hope we both get what we want.
    Merle................

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  6. Pretty barns. It is thawing in Michigan.

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  7. Echoing Merle - and loving your photos. Thank you.

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  8. I had to do a search to figure out what a 'bank barn' is. Thanks to Wikipedia I know now.

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  9. I don't know if this helps, but we have to re-set our clocks at 2 am on Sunday morning, 3/9/2014. Spring forward they call it. I think it is another way to torture us all.

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  10. The first barn belonged on a piece of property I looked at when moving back to Ohio..At that time it was housing a 1976 Porche 911S-the prettiest I had ever seen but did not come with the barn!!!! Found another barn we must check out the next time cabin fever hits you..

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  11. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. There's something about barns that always makes me want to take out my camera.

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  12. Let's hope that this is the end of winter! Its been a "heck" of a one for you all! Great shots of barns and wagons!

    betty

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  13. I hope you have some good spring weather soon.

    I love the charm of that old wagon. When I was 17 I had a summer job where in the mornings, I was paid to re-paint some old wagons for display, then I'd have to race home to shower and change ready to do the afternoon shift as a receptionist. Happy days.

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  14. I'm so glad that winter is finally coming to an end for you. It's been an incredibly hard one this year. I love the farm wagon, is it just on display or is it used for something?

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    1. It's just for display. The weather is as hard on it as on the barn!

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  15. The snow does make it all look rather beautiful especially with the red barn & old wagon but I'm sure you will be glad to see the end of it !

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  16. I am somewhat nervous about writing this in case I tempt fate, but we have not seen any snow at all during the entire winter (but plenty of rain). Thus it is quite a treat to see your pictures.

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  17. Beautiful Barns! Do any of the barns in NE Ohio have Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco ads on them? We still see some in SE Ohio.. also, there are several that have the 2003 centennial paintings on them.... and there was a project a few years ago that painted quilt patterns on the sides of barns... still see some of them. Guess we've all heard the term "big as a barn side"... while it's kind of... no, it is.... derogatory, I guess that broad side of a barn has some good uses.

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    1. There are a lot of centennial quilt barns (Ohio Flag block) around Ohio; one in my back yard. I've photographed it's front; I'll have to try for the back. The only Mail Pouch I still see are in southern Ohio.

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  18. We had rain yesterday, and temps approaching 40, turning the streets into a slushy mess. So maybe spring is sort of on the horizon.

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  19. Ahhh -- nice barns. My mother is of German descent from Ohio. Her German family and relatives were mostly farmers in Ohio.. I found your banked barns especially interesting as it probably means a German settlement lived around your area. Maybe someday i will make it back to the Midwest to investigate the family's farming footprints. thanks for sharing -- barbara

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    1. My not very extensive research indicates bank barns originated in medieval England. However, no German would pass up a snug, easy to use barn. My grandmother's folk were English, but from Pennsylvania Dutch country. The family homestead had a bank barn.

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