Friday, October 23, 2009

The Old Red Barn Just Ain't What She Used to Be
It wasn't built with that forward tilt.

It really seems a shame to have to tear down such a neat old barn. It's much older than I am. But it could kill somebody one of these days. So today I backed the horse trailer up and started loading it with junk from in the barn. Mostly garbage, but some of it was still worth keeping. I also started taking off some of the old metal hardware on the doors, and took a few of the siding boards off, just to see how that would go. I'd like to save as much as I can, maybe to side a smaller shed or make rustic picture frames or signs.

I couldn't stop taking pictures of this window. None of them seemed to turn out as emotionally moving as the scene seemed in reality. I love the piece of grass that's growing inside though.

Then there's this door, which wasn't quite as photogenic as I thought.
Or maybe it 's my photography skills. Or the camera. Must be the camera's fault.


Lea and her Mustangs said...

I LOVE the first 2 window pictures. Beautiful!!!! If pictures don't turn out like we see them I always blame them on the camera.

froglander said...

Yes, blame it on the camera.

Can you use any of the windows or doors or wood in your other barn areas?

Tracey said...

Those window shots are fabulous, Andrea!

I love old barns, too. Used to have a blog called Barn Yesterday, but I eventually ran out of old barns here in my corner of the universe. I need to do more traveling so I can find others to photograph!

Hope you can salvage a bunch of the wood as well as hardware...and maybe those windows?

Linda said...

What a treasure. I had a friend who tore down her old barn and salvaged the wood for stall fronts in her new barn. It was beautiful when done. :)

gtyyup said...

What a shame to see it have to come down, but I understand. I hope you can salvage a lot of it. The windows and doors are wonderful!