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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stone barn, old barns and a beautiful day for a ride.

Old stone barn in Chase Wisconsin. Made of fieldstone. Chase is taking donations to fix up the barn and make it into a park. Museum inside. More information on the history of the barn here... 
You can see all the colors of the stones in this picture. Pretty arches over the doors and windows.
These doors were built to bring the wagon of "loose" hay inside. Huge mound of hay on a flat wagon. That is the reason for the arched doorway. The barn was built so that you drove in one end, unloaded the hay into the loft by hand, and drove out the other end of the barn.
Looking up into the silo.
These windows are actually between the stable and workroom. The hay would be thrown down from the loft and past through these windows to the cattle and horses on the other side. The windows were hinged for opening.
Small room between the barn and silo. Sorry for the sideways view. For some reason the picture wouldn't turn. More interesting the right way!
Another old barn down the street from there.
I like the color of the silo by this barn.
Old barns still in use.
Poor little log building....Kind of sad.
Peaceful little pond. That boat looks inviting.
Peaceful little river just off the road.
These were taken a week ago. Jeff was working and I went for a drive. I LOVE driving around in the country.
Today we went to 2 nurseries looking for annuals. Found to many! Plus a couple more perennials. lol. I potted some of the annuals up today. A few more to pot up tomorrow. Then as it is warmer now we will plant all the perennials we bought a few weeks ago. I have a few perennials to devide. I rooted some roses last year so I will pot those up for one of my sisters and a friend of mine. I was walking around today and noticed that the Annabelle hydrangea has come up in a few new places. I'll hae to see how rooted those are. I know a few people who would like some. I love this time of year as each day brings new wonders. Oh Yeah, Our Rhodie is blooming for the first time in 7-8 years! I know there was a reason that I told my hubby not to dig it up. We did move it a few years ago though. Guess it likes the new spot.
Happy Mothers Day. Hugs, Teresa


  1. Happy Mother's Day. I loved that drive you took us on. The old barns, and that silo took my breath away.
    I am busy planting tulips and daffodils. I have put in the hyacinths, the freesias and the jonquils and about 100 daffodils. We now have only(!) 400 or so spring bulbs to squeeze in some where.

  2. Oh my I just love old barns. I love to think of all the animals that lived there and all the work that was done. Wisconsin is full of them and I love seeing them when I am there. Happy Mother's Day.

  3. Wonderful barns! Thanks for sharing them. Do you link to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily?

  4. Teresa-What a beautiful, beautiful old barn. It is great-along with your other pictures. I am trying to figure out how far Chase is from where I live in Green Bay, WI. Have fun potting. xo Diana

  5. Beautiful old barns... One of the reasons I love going to Nebraska is because of the lovely farmland and silos...



  6. How interesting to see all of this. Beautiful.


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