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!

5 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

This looks like a neat place --- be fun to tour it! Beautiful pumpkin piece for your header! Stay warm and start thinking about "cool" snow pictures...

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh that round barn looks really interesting..and all the windmills too! Your barn is beautiful..I took some photos of it again one day as close as I could zoom in onto the roof and the shingles..really cool! ( Odda helped)
Your pumpkin makes a great header! :)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

That place looks really cool!!! I mean I can't imagine "collecting" them LOL!! I'm like you I could use one here, mine burned in December of 07 and I still don't have a new one!! And I'm pretty sure at this rate I never will LOL!!

Buttercup said...

Enjoyed your photos. Stopped by via Country Whispers.

Twincerely,Olga said...

wow! What gorgeous pictures!!Just wanted to say hi