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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 15, 2012

An unusual Barn

 

Okay I am cheating.  I did not take the photo of this barn.  I have the website below.  Then again I am not really doing the Barn meme either then I would have to get my own barn.  I thought this was a beautiful barn.

I copied this from the website as well:
"Round barns in Indiana are a rarity in the 21st century. While Indiana, more specifically, Fulton County, is the round barn captial of the world, few round barns remain standing. These barns are a piece of the historical landscape of the Hoosier state. Round barns are indicative of an agragarian society at the turn of the century. The round barn is a long forgotten ingenuity of a farming society that searched for innovative ways to improve their farming techniques. Bob Hamibaugh stated, "The era of round barns was a time in our agricultural history that was brief, but important. It was the birth of modern farming," ("The Round Barns of Fulton County," By: Lisa Hurt Kozarovich). Frank Retter of Randolph County would agree. As the grandson of a round barn builder, he takes great pride in his family's contribution to this aspect of farming. The round barn that his grandfather built 100 years ago is still in the family and still in use today."

 Website for this image
Hoosier Round Barns
hoosierroundbarns.wikispaces.com


x_3bb47313HAVE A GREAT DAY! Sandie

46 comments:

Sandra said...

beautiful barn, have never seen a round one. now i have. but then i have never seen Hoosier country either.

Bev said...

Beautiful barn... I knew right away it was not yours... you have your signature on the drive by ones:))) Love that round barn...but then I love your drive by ones too:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a neat barn! We had a barn when I was a child, but it was just the regular kind, not like this cool round one. I was used to silos being round, though.

Thanks for sharing this.

XO,

Sheila

Sandy said...

I grew up on a farm so I love everything about the country life, including barns. This one is a beauty. One of my best friends lives in Amish country in Hagerstown, Indiana. I love all the pictures she sends me through emails of the country side and the barns and wagons of her Amish neighbors. She has a huge barn that she recently turned into a heated arts and crafts studio. It is amazing. She'd love this barn.

Shelly said...

That's a gorgeous barn!

Granny Annie said...

One of the most beautiful homes I have ever been in was a former barn turned house. It wasn't a round barn. Still it was amazing.

jack69 said...

You sure got me on this one. I have never seen a round barn. This is the first picture I've seen also.

I have seen octagon houses, but still not round. Unique, I will say that, and I can imagine some benefits.
Love from North Carolina....
Thanks for the education!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've had a fascination for barns ever since I was a child visiting my grandparents farm. It's still standing and from the pictures I see of it, it's in good condition too. One of my aunts lives on the property but it is her children that do the farming. Attitude is everything and we do get a choice in what outs is going to be.

lailani said...

I think I would like a red barn. I think I would liketo go on a "find barns" road trip. I think maybe I will be just grateful for today and where I am! ;) Have a good one!

BECKY said...

I love barns, too! (think I may have mentioned a time or two already!) Love the Joel Osteen quote,too!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Hello Sandie,
I think that the round barn is fascinating. I have never ever seen one.
The American barn's are really so attractive.
The barn has an interesting history.
Thank you for sharing this
Happy monday
val

TexWisGirl said...

cheater cheater pumpkin eater!

Susannah said...

Thanks for showing us this barn. It is beautiful. Living in the country and growing up on our farm...I have never seen a round barn. This one is truly unique! Have a nice day and enjoy yourself!

From the Kitchen said...

I've seen so many interesting barns in Indiana. A few years back, I judged 4H collections in Lake County Indiana and one youngster had gone around the state photographing barns and telling their "stories". A real winner!

Best,
Bonnie

Beth said...

Before I moved here I lived in east central Illinois just a few miles from Indiana so I have seen a lot of the countryside there. I have never seen a round barn like that before though, very nice!

Michaele said...

I know I have read about these before and the reasons why they built them, but I can't for the life of me remember.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love it, so different. I have never seen one in person that I know of. Thank you for sharing it!
Have a great week :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a very cool barn!!! Unusual!
hugs, Linda

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That IS a neat barn!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

so beautiful
love
tweedles

That corgi :) said...

I like the comment of choosing an attitude of gratitude and how we choose to live our lives. Very interesting about the barns, Sandie, I learned something new today!!

hope Monday was a good one!

betty

Catherine said...

dear Sandie, I think this is an unusual barn too.
I like your saying. Life is what you choose it to be. I am trying to live by these words each day.
Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo

EM Illustrator said...

What a beautiful barn, haven't seen anything like it before. Hope you've had a great day.

Hugs,
Eva

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful barn, Sandie! We have a round barn about 6 miles from our house, here in NW Wisconsin. They're not the typical Wisconsin barn, that's for sure. I wonder if the cows got dizzy.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh wow, I love the round barn. I enjoyed reading the history about round barns. I wonder why they don't make them like that any more.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

A round barn.

Oh Wow!

Now if they made houses round.

Then Tornadoes would be less to

wreck them.

In other countries they are

making them. People are even

buying light houses same reason.

Ms. A said...

Wait a minute, there's no corners to put things in? Just kidding.

I don't think you have to HAVE a barn to do the meme, you can just shoot some in your area.

nancygrayce said...

Y'all have the best barns in your area! I love that barn.....there are a few here in Florida, but not many around where I live. I grew up in the city (small, but still the city). And farm things are foreign to me. My husband is trying to bring country life up close and personal, but I'm not so sure!

Nonnie said...

That's a pretty barn. Whoever heard of such a thing? My first thought was you wouldn't have to sweep out the corners!

Ann said...

That is a very cool barn. I don't think I've ever seen a round one before.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Now that is a neat barn:@)

Dee said...

That is a cool barn...I took a picture of a square barn but not a round one. I think there is a couple here in Mich. some place.

Maple Lane said...

So very pretty! My sis lives in IN.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is so interesting! I am determined to take photos of barns while we are here in NC! It's one of my goals! Sweet hugs!

Renegades said...

That is one cool barn. I've never seen a round one.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I could live there. I have, in my day, lived with some animals in not so nice an abode.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love red barns no matter what shape they are! This one is definitely charming, Sandie. Thanks for sharing this pretty barn and the info.

Retired English Teacher said...

That is a crazy barn, but I love it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How interesting! I never have seen a round barn.
Glad you shared you it with us.
So glad you came by tonight.
Love
Maggie

Renae said...

Cool barn, odd but cool. and ...love your positive thought for the day. My computer is all better now..... so ..... watch out sister. hahahahaha. :D

Annmarie Pipa said...

I have never seen a round barn! how unusual. with all of these blog memes I have my whole family looking at barns and skys and fences....who would have ever know?!

Jim said...

I love your barn, Sandie. Thank you.
Round barns are not very prevelant but immensly interesting to visit. The next time I have an opportunity to visit on I will. It will probably be in Iowa or Nebraska.
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Lynn said...

That's really neat.

Nancy Claeys said...

Thanks for sharing that barn Sandie -- it's adorable. :)

Jill said...

Glad you shared this. It is so neat!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Fulton County is the next county over from us! These barns are twenty miles away from us. We see them so often, they seem like the norm to us!