Old barns

I probably need a bumper sticker that says:  “I break for barns”.  I love the old barns that dot the landscape around West Tennessee.  Many of them were built on farms that operated in the early to mid-1900’s, and are no longer being utilized.  Most of these old structures, which richly add to the character of the landscape, are now in various stages of disrepair.  It is sad to see these buildings of the past deteriorate and crumble, and forever change the ambience of the countryside.

“I always sort of swooned at the sight of the classic barn structures … where everything seemed rustic and weathered and made to age gracefully.”  ~Richard Dean Anderson

20 thoughts on “Old barns

    • They were a very significant part of life in earlier times. Unfortunately, I’m sure they are expensive to keep up now that they are no longer being used for farming.

  1. ya,I agree.I love these old structures! The wood alone is worth a lot & so should not be wasted.There are companies that do nothing but find,take apart & sell the planks………for BIG bucks too I might add!
    At least the wood is being reused before it is consumed. It was on the news not more than 2 weeks ago,where a farmer was upset that his fence had been taken by wood thieves!

    • It’s good that the wood can be reused if the barn itself can’t be saved. Sorry to hear the farmer lost his fence. I also enjoy seeing the old wood and barbed wire fences.

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