Tag Archives: red barn

Wordless Wednesday: Out To Pasture

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~These Days Of Mine~

Horse Barn Charm

A sweet little red barn discovered near Chuckatuck, Va. (yes, that’s the real name of a town) on a recent Sunday afternoon drive. I see a horse depicted over the doors…..must be a horse barn.

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And, there’s the horse!

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Barn Charm – Sycamore Cross

For today’s Barn Charm, I had to dig deep into the barn photo stash. And I give you: two weathered old barns for the price of one.

This picture was taken last November (I told you I dug deep), and is in an area of our county known as Sycamore Cross.  No, you won’t find it on a map.

Judging by the equipment in the background, I’m guessing these barns are still in use.

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Barn Charm And Mystery Animal

…now that I have your attention…

A couple of weeks ago, on one of our country drives, Motor Man and I discovered this red barn.

There were a few animals in the pasture between the barn and the highway.

Now, although I’m not a farm girl,  I AM a country girl. I lived across the highway from a dairy farm for the first 23 years of my life. For much of that time, the farmer beside us had pigs on the property between his house and ours.  (Ah, the aromas.)

But I don’t mind admitting that I have no idea what the animal in this next picture is.

I didn’t think it was a donkey or mule, but I looked up pictures on the internet just to be sure. It’s definitely not a cow, and it doesn’t look like any horse I’ve ever seen.  Look how wide the face is!

So…how about it? Do YOU know? Or do you at least have a guess?

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Barn Charm….Thanks, Marshall

My entry for Barn Charm this week is a photo taken a few years ago by my son, Marshall.

This little barn sits just off a busy highway, but it’s hidden behind a row of trees. It’s easy to miss if you aren’t specifically looking for it. The red “wagon” you see parked under the overhang is a peanut drying trailer. Peanuts are loaded into these when they’re harvested. If necessary, the trailers are placed under huge dryers that remove moisture from the peanuts before they’re sold.

This is another one of those barns that I’ve been passing by all my life, but never really noticed until Marshall shared this photo with me.

Thanks for today’s Barn Charm, Marshall. I think your photo looks like a painting.

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Barn Charm Mystery

This weekend, while looking through my pictures for an entry for today’s Barn Charm, I uncovered a mystery.

This neat little red barn is on property in a neighboring county. It just so happens that my paternal grandparents were married in the old house on this same farm. (Sorry,  I was so focused on barn pictures, I didn’t take one of the house. A post for another day.)

When I first looked at the picture, I thought… should I edit out that basketball goal on the front of the barn?

Then I looked at a picture I had taken from another angle. Now you may be able to figure this out immediately, but try as I might, I couldn’t understand how the basketball goal disappeared from the front of that barn. And what is that white thing out in the trees?

So Sunday morning, I asked Motor Man could we please drive out there again? It’s about 20 miles each way. And of course, he said yes. But, when he looked at the pictures, he also knew what was going on with the basketball goal. He just couldn’t convince me.

Here’s the picture I took Sunday. There’s the goal again, right there on the front of the barn.

And, now, the mystery is solved. Just like Motor Man said. The basketball goal’s black pole is much easier to see in this picture, than in the second one I posted above.

Yes, it’s just an optical illusion. But I prefer mystery.

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