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02 November 2012

The Barn that is No More

Something historic happened at our place lately. The Barn was demolished. Now, you might think that you don't know what I mean by The Barn, but in fact, you'd recognize The Barn if you ever saw it, because it's appeared as the backdrop in many, many pictures on this blog.

Angel and I live in the house and on the land that belongs to my parents, and that once belonged to my great-grandparents. The Barn has been in my family for a long time.

The Barn in better days, probably 20 years ago.

The Barn in June 2012

Angel always used to tell people that we invited over to the house to look for the 'huge barn that looks like it's falling over.' And that was the sad truth. The Barn was too old, too unstable. It was picturesque, but it was becoming more and more dangerous--we didn't know if any strong or even slight wind might make it fall.


The Barn made it over 100 years, but this October, its time had come.



Now all that's left of 100 years of sheltering sheep, cows, and horses. 100 years of mischievous children climbing into the loft where Mom told us not to go. 100 years of hay bales and 100 years of barn cats chasing the barn mice...is a pile of rubble in my lawn.
Rachael @ heldbyHishand said...

Oh... it makes me so sad! I know it had to come down but... *sob* a little piece of history just gone...
In other news, it was 100yr older than me. :)

Becky [Apples of Gold] said...

This makes me sad and it's not even my barn! =( I so appreciate history and anything that gives us a little peek into the past, so I would definitely shed a tear or two if that were my barn.

Christi said...

Awww this makes me sad too! I love this post and I love that you had so many awesome memories there. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How very sad but understandable that it had to be surrendered...The same things is happening to MANY barns in McHenry County where we live. The changing landscape of our times...Please, please, PLEASE reassure me that you salvaged some of the wood and recycled it in some capacity. I know lots of crafty people who would be eager to get their hands on some of that wood. :)

Jessica Peters said...

Aww poor barn :( But it had a good long life

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Angi said...

That is sad :( Any plans to rebuild?

Lissa said...

you should take the wood and make something like a chest to memoralize it...you could also take planks and make something for your family for christmas to honor the 100 years!

Mary said...

Aww so sad! Great memories, though! I like Lissa's idea of making something out of it!

Kacie said...

How sad!!! :( I love old barnwood for making frames and such!

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Jessi said...

How sad. It is such a picture perfect barn... Incredible that it made it 100 + years!!
-Jessi
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LeiShell said...

what a bummer! Sure had a good run though!

Janna Renee said...

Aww that makes me very sad. I know it needed to be done, but I always get all nostalgic over stuff like this. Glad you got to experience it until now!

Bridgette Nicole said...

Oh that is so sad! At least you have some good memories of that beautiful barn. I have to admit it always makes me sad when I see barns that are about to fall over, so I guess it is good you guys got rid of it. Love your blog girly! I am your newest follower! :)
-Bridgette
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Bridgette Nicole said...

Oh wait, I already was a follower! :) I will be looking at your blog more, because it is super cute!

@the bench said...

Stopping by from Meg's Mingle Monday...I love barns, they're so beautiful and full of history! Have a great week.