Sunday, February 28, 2016

Old Hay Barn




I have been seeing this old hay barn for many years from the road and always wanted to stop a get a picture of it, but it was on private property and way too far away. Since the property is no longer private, but part of the new park near my house, I finally was able to get up close. I'm so glad it wasn't torn down. As you can see, there is even some leftover hay in there.

This is probably one of the few times I will be able to link to The Barn Collective, since I don't see too many of them around here.


23 comments:

genie said...

Good Morning, Lois of Tallahassee :-) This is a fine old hay shed/barn. It may not be in active user but it looks to be in fine condition. Love the bits of hay still resting there. That first shot of it sitting there against that background of blue sky is beautiful. How I did not have my name as one your followers mystifies me, but I have remedied it now and have you in my sidebar. Sorry about that. Hope you have a happy, sunny Sunday.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have seen these hay barns in my travels. It is a neat part of the new park! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

Sandra said...

I love it and i think this might be a tobacco shed or barn. they used to hang tobacco from those rafters, that is why it is so high.

VP said...

A curious building!

bill said...

Great find and it's in fine condition.

Lowell said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen such a "hay" barn. Very interesting and your photos show it off very well. Iwonder how old that leftover hay is? Lots of treasures in your new park!

cieldequimper said...

It's a beauty!

Sharon Anck said...

A very rural looking place!

Tom said...

Lois, perhaps now it will become one huge picnic pavilion. Much like Maui, I don't think that barns would be common in Florida. Thanks for sharing this week and please come again.

Karen S. said...

Very nice, open and airy and yet good head cover for keeping hay dry!

Kate said...

This is not a common farm hay shed in the Midwest. It's structure looks sturdy, and I now wonder how it will be used in the new park?

Kate said...

Horrors! It should read: its structure!!

Layne Gerald Wade Cutts Hansen said...

lovely.

Lea said...

That is a different kind of barn, and very interesting!

William Kendall said...

It looks in good shape, though the lack of walls is baffling to me.

Martha said...

Very cool. Like Tom, I was thinking picnic pavilion.
I've seen a structure like that around here where one farmer stores his apple crates.
:0)

Revrunner said...

I agree, looks in pretty good condition to me.

Cranberry Morning said...

That barn/shed looks like it's still in pretty good shape and could be put to use. I was wondering, along with Sandra, about the tobacco possibility. I know that here in Wisconsin, barns for drying tobacco were mostly a roof with extremely well-ventilated walls. These are pretty well-ventilated. Or like you said, for hay, keeping it from the rain. Pretty photo.

David Gascoigne said...

Looks like a marvelous location for a bunch of Barn Swallows to breed.

Rose said...

That would be a great place to put some picnic tables...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't get to do barns very often either... There really aren't many even though the amount of rural land here surprised us at first.

Felicia said...

a lovely useful pole barn for keeping the weather off the hay.

Linda said...

Glad they kept it for you to photograph!