Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Collecting Barns & Windmills
When visiting our daughter Stephani in southern Minnesota, we pass by this farmstead near Trent SD, where the owner collects barns and windmills. He refurbishes them and has them on display, and has tours during summer months. When Steph and I passed by this time on our way to Sioux Falls SD, I got her to stop so I could take some pictures. Next summer, we'll have to stop there when he is doing a tour. I wish the big red barn was in our yard, replacing the barn we have. Our barn needs alot of work, and if we had the money to refurbish it, we would. About 25 years ago, we did get it straightened. That was a process to watch. Our barn is 80' long, so is really big. We still store hay and staw in the hay mow, and when baby pigs are weaned, they go into pens at the south end of the barn. Years and years ago, it was used for dairy, but there have not been milk cows since the early 1960's. The north end of the barn has pens for boars and sows.
As for collecting - my collections are smaller in size, and considerably less expensive!