Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, April 16, 2012

Octagon Barn

On the way to my daughter's near the Twin Cities is this octagon barn, but you can only see the roof from the road.   I've known about it for years, but never had the nerve to drive up the driveway.  The last time I went to my daughter's I noticed that there was no mail box at the driveway.  So on the way home, I got up enough nerve to drive in, snap a couple of pictures, and leave.






To my surprise, there was a little octagon shed as well.



Linking to Barn Charm

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Until next time.


Barb

47 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

another barn featured this week that would go REALLY well with my nonagon house! :) i'd take that little shed, too!

Jo's This and That said...

How neat! Thanks for sharing Joann

Ann said...

Another interesting barn, Barb. The octagon shed is really cool, too. I love being able to see all these awesome barns vicariously through you! Thanks for sharing.

Amy Burzese said...

Ah, be still my heart. Great shots!

Carole M. said...

glad you got the nerve; I know exactly how you felt doing that. The setting is totally delightful isn't it?!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Aren't those rounded barn structures neat?? Amazin g how they raised the roofs on those things.

Nancy Claeys said...

You are much braver than I, Barb -- but I'm glad you got up the nerve to get these photos. Two amazing structures. :)

Kim, USA said...

Wow an octagon barn beautiful!

Red Barn

Rose said...

I love these barns...still wishing I could see in one. Glad you drove up to get these photos. Cannot believe the mini one. haha

Sall's Country Life said...

What a treasure! Glad you drove in to peek for all of us!

Kathy said...

Such a sweet little barn - even with an attached barn!

Mari said...

Glad you got these pictures - the barn and shed are both charming!

Ruta said...

Oh... How wonderful! What a find!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a terrific find! What a neat looking and unusual barn!

Carletta said...

I love the patina of the wood on this one. The little shed is a 'mini me'. You have to wonder what it was used for.
I'm like you, I'm leary of going places I'm not really supposed to be. I'm glad you got these. They are too wonderful to pass up. :)

Donna said...

OOOh I love the barn!
Hugs
Donna

Maiu said...

How unique, this octagon! :)

heyBJK said...

I've only seen one other one like this. What a unique barn! Glad you decided to take some photos, Barb!

Red Rose. said...

Hi,Barb.
Such beautiful barn! I wish this could be wall photo calender in my living room!!
Tomoko

Linda said...

What a great shape! Unusual, to say the least! Love the little barn too!

Beth said...

very different shaped barn. so cool. (:

Tanya said...

well good for you to step out of your comfort zone, and what a cute little shed!

Carol said...

The octagon barn is a beauty. I would love to see the inside. The shed is an added bonus!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like this unusual barn! Octagon, eh? Fabulous!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Awesome! I love it!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These octagon shaped barns are really neat-

Teresa O said...

Oh my goodness! These barns are fabulous and you've captured them so well. It's so darn hard to know whether to take the chance or not when it comes to getting that great shot on someone elses property. I wrestle with that constantly.

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Such an interesting shape for a barn.Great photos.

Jan n Jer said...

Great find...so unique.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Amazing. I think we need to go for a drive around my province so you can sniff out all of the unusual barns I've failed to spot!
Karen

The Nature Jotter said...

hi darlig! It's passend so much time by my last visit! But i was so busy!Lovely photo, see you soon!

Elaine said...

It's wonderful! Sad that it may be deserted now.....

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What an unusual barn and pretty a setting. I've never seen an octagon one before. Hugs, Sherry

thirdhandart said...

Amazing find! I’ve never seen an octagon barn with a matching octagon shed. Glad you got up the nerve to venture up the driveway and snap these beautiful photos! And, thank you for sharing them.

momto8 said...

how cool is that! my favorite barn ever.

Terrie said...

Wonderful shot. So not long the leaves are coming up, it will be another look. Great to see what your region is.

CameraCruise said...

I'm glad you stopped (you're much braver than I am).
What a gorgeous barn and shed, love them.
Thanks for sharing.
Mette

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

How neat! They're both so cool! And I don't blame you for being leery... wonder if the owners have moved away?

Thanks for joining =)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Barb,

I love the octagon shed. It's so cool!

Dee

Tammy said...

How cool. I've only ever seen one in that shape (at least I think it was an octagon). It was the horse barn at Budweiser in St Louis.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a beautiful barn. I love the shape!

outjunking said...

This is very adorable you would think that a little elf was live there. Glad you you were brave and shared with us.

Sherry said...

How different is that? Gosh, I never heard of an octagon barn before, I love how you breath life into them in your photos!

Sherri B. said...

What a lovely, old barn! You really are brave...I've found that I'm getting a little braver, too, about stopping at places if I have my camera. The lure of possibly getting a great photo gives me courage! :)

Marie said...

What a fascinating barn! The property looks abandoned. I hope someone will restore it and make it wonderful again!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, what a collection of amazing barn pics you have. They would make a great book of pics.
Love this shape.
XO Celestina Marie

Cindy F. Adkins said...

How interesting! You take beautiful photographs, Barb. I love old barns.
Hugs, Cindy