Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, April 2, 2012

Historic Carver County Barn

I spent the weekend with my daughter near the Twin Cities.  There are a lot of different barns in the area.  I have driven by these old barns many times but they are on a busy highway so I am never able to stop to take pictures. This time I drove off on the side road and got these pictures.







This next old barn was first built on this same property by a Swedish immigrant in 1855.    The Carver County Historical  requested and received a grant to restore the barn to it original condition.  You can see that there is scaffolding on the one side and ladders on the other.  There is a barn quilt on the side that I don't remember seeing before.

The pictures aren't the best as it was late in the day and the sky was cloudy.



Linking to Barn Charm over at Bluff Area Daily.



If you like barns you might want to stop over here  for some real charmers.

Thanks for stopping by.  I always appreciated your comments.

Until next time


Barb

32 comments:

Carletta said...

I love the way you photographed the newer barn with the fence and horses - lovely composition!
It's wonderful the old barn is being restored. I hope one day you'll be able to share it with us when it's finished.
The quilt square (one of my barn passions) adds a good deal of charm. I'll be photographing two quilt barns tomorrow as a matter of fact. :)

Evelyn S. said...

What a wonderfully serene image! The horse just makes it perfect.

Carole M. said...

nice that you could get to visit with your daughter Barbara and I like these shots of the barn and the countryside there very much

Linda McCane said...

What a beautiful barn, and the setting with the horses really ups the ante...nice to see the old barn being restored! I hope we get to see it when it is finished!

Mari said...

Beautiful barns! That first one is gorgeous and the horse in front adds to the image. I really like the second barn too.

Tanya said...

so beautiful!

Beth said...

i love the 1st for cupolas & the 2nd for this stone foundation. great finds. (:

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Top barn is beautiful with the horses! Very charming barn. The second one has a quilt on the end, I think! Stone foundation is always charming :)

Debbie said...

2 amazing barns!! i like the first one because it always excites my heart to see a barn with horses. it means that someone is still using it!!

i adore the second one, it's unusual shape and that stone foundation!!

two great finds...oh and i love the cupolas on the first one!!

Veronica said...

The horses do make it perfect!! I got one yesterday with two cows in a little pond in front of the barn. Of course when I started taking the photos one of the cows began to pee. I am still debating on posting them. hahaha

Joe Todd said...

Great barn photos and the green pasture shows that spring is on the way

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Gorgeous barns, both of them! Love the stone foundations & remember to go back later after they're finished painting so we can see! Oh exciting! =)

Thanks so much =)

msdewberry said...

Awesome barns! The horses grazing in the front make the scene. Its peaceful. A lot of barns have an interesting history if you can do a bit of research and find it out! Great photos!

Kim, USA said...

I like the view and the barn. The cupola is unique and did I see a quilt on the side of the barn? It's very pretty though it's a bit far. Thanks for sharing.

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Rose said...

Beautiful old barns...I favor the 2nd on slightly. Wish I could see the quilt block better.

CameraCruise said...

Wonderful photos.
Beautiful barns, I especially like the first.
Have a great day.
Mette

Olive Cooper said...

Just beautiful. Did you order a white horse to be in just the right place for each image?

Nancy Claeys said...

This is calendar-worthy, Barb. The horse in the foreground just makes your photos amazing. :)

andrea@townandprairie said...

Barb, your photography is getting better and better. Lovely shots. You should make a 'barn' side bar link to all of your photos.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Oh my goodness, Barb! Your photos are just gorgeous! I'd like one of each!!! :) :)
The site that you directed me to is just incredible for those of us who love barns...
(I will send you photos of my barn to show you how beautiful it is.)
If you were to turn these beauties into cards, I will be the first one in line to purchase them. You are a very talented photographer!
Wishing you a beautiful week! xo

Vagabonde said...

I saw your comments in Riet’s blog and came over. You have some beautiful pictures of barns. I have a friend in Alaska who loves barns – I’ll go now and tell her to come and look at your blog. Your photos of the sun over Wabasha are also quite lovely.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barb,
Thanks so much for visiting--I love these photos! I wanted to tell you that if you look up Darkness Radio on Google, the show will come up. It's called Darkness on the Edge of Town as it's a night program at 11 p.m. CTS. We listened to it online last night. I'll be on Wed., but if you can't catch, they put the shows on like a week later for people to hear.
XO
Cindy

heyBJK said...

How gorgeous! Fantastic barns! Not your run-of-the-mill structures. Your photos are great, Barb!

Red Rose. said...

It is very interesting to see your photos. Just beautiful!Those barns are very different looking from ours in Japan!
Thank you for sharing.

Tomoko

Deanna said...

We need to see more of these old barns restored and preserved. I love the barn quilts. I photographed one with a quilt on it last weekend. Great photos, no matter what you say!

Amy Burzese said...

What a great barn find! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, What beautiful barn pics. I love the first one as it looks so calm and relaxing. Seeing the horses grazing just feels so restful. The second barn is awesome too. It looks like the perfect day. How nice you had a visit with your daughter.

Wishing you a special Easter.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

momto8 said...

Gorgeous pictures!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I enjoy driving by farms in the spring and spotting young colts, calfs or lambs.
-Karen

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Barb,

These pictures are wonderful. It makes me wish I lived on a farm.

Dee

Carole said...

Great shots. Love that first barn. It's a beauty!

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots of the historical barn. Lovely scenery too.
Great composition.