I am starting a weekly post on the blog. On any of three different days, I will do a short post. This is to keep myself accountable about posting, and to keep things simple. I don’t always have time for a lengthy, descriptive post. But, I do like to share whats happening at The Rusted Farmhouse. Today it is all about barn love. Who doesn’t love an old barn? These gorgeous barns inspire me to keep, collect, remember, and share. I am also looking for some inspiration decorating our ‘new’ barn.
I am fortunate to live live in a midwestern farm community. I am not too close to anyone, and not too far from civilization. It works! When I leave my house, either in the car, on bike, or on foot, I pass some beautiful farms and many of them surrounded by fields they work. Today it is all about barns. I ride my bike a few days a week, and I never get bored. Any direction I travel, I pass some amazing homes and beautiful old barns. Nothing gets me like an old barn. There is this one 3 mile stretch of road that is my favorite. It has several working farms with beautiful barns. I also take this road to work. It adds a few minutes to my commute, but its worth it for the scenery 🙂
When I pass by these farms, some with newer houses, some with old, I wonder who lives there. I wonder what is in the old barns. Wandering through one of these old barns and taking in all of the history (and rust) sounds like a fun afternoon to me.
This mustard colored barn is one of my favorites! So much chippy goodness!!
We recently had our barn resided. It is a newer pole barn. It went from three shades of brown and a leaky roof, to bright and white. It is a huge improvement! It is metal without rust, and has no chippy goodness anywhere on it. There are certainly no buried treasures inside (plenty of junk, but not the good kind). I am working on dressing up the outside. It takes a bit more effort since it doesn’t have quite the personality of the old beauties..
I have some great furniture for under our brand new porch! This glider was a recent find 🙂 I also have some great accessories to hang. And, we need to paint, and put a concrete pad under the porch area…. Soon, I hope.
I really can’t choose a favorite barn. But, this one, with the rock wall, and the maple, sits at my favorite farm. There is a quaint farmhouse sitting just in front of the very old and empty farmhouse. I have watched this garden grow all season into a lush bed of green. I often wonder about the people that live here. I wonder if the farm has belonged to the same family for generations. I always hope the owners will be out tending to the garden when I ride by on my bike so I can stop and say hello. I wonder if they will give me a tour 😉
I could probably do a barn post every month to cover just the ones in a 10 mile radius of my home.. I am sure there will be more to come soon! Which barn is your favorite?
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