Lately, we have gone on junking journeys further out into the country. When your driving in the country, you can't help but be amazed at how beautiful everything is. One thing I never get sick of seeing are all the old barns. Earlier today, I received some pictures of one of these old beauties. The barn is going to be torn down in a couple of days and they were wondering if Tattered Tiques was interested in any of the old barn wood. It is located in Iowa. I wanted to share some of the pictures of this fabulous old barn, and some other ones I have found along my way.
This poor horse has no idea what's about to happen.
About 10 years ago, I used to live in Iowa. If I had known then what I know now, I would of better appreciated what I had. We had 5 acres surrounded by corn fields, a huge beautiful garden, and plenty of room for out buildings. These out buildings could of housed all the farm animals I dream about having one day. The only problem was, I was too far from family! I would love to have all that again, but closer this time.
This round barn has been taken care of. It is beautifully manicured.
Last but not least. Some of you from the Chicago area may remember this old beauty. It used to stand along interstate 90 at the corner of Randall Road and I90. Sadly we lost it years back. This barn dates back to 1885, and was the only 16 sided barn of it's kind in Illinois. It was a true marvel.
According to the 2010 census, there are 664,264 barns built prior to 1960. That's a lot of old barns. You can learn more about the old barns being preserved at the following link, http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/rural-heritage/barn-again/Historic-Barns-in-the-United-States.html