Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Surprise at the Winery

My daughter had told me about a new winery on the north shore of Lake Waconia.  I decided to check it out.  This is the first thing I saw as I drove in.  A big black barn, horses and fence.  I've never seen a black barn in Minnesota.










I went back to the winery with my daughter and her boyfriend and I'll show those pictures later.

I'm sharing these at

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time...have a great weekend
Barb

51 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Pretty pictures! Aren't the horses beautiful and I love the weather vane on top of the barn, too.

TexWisGirl said...

ooh! pretty place! the black barn is kentucky style! :)

Mari said...

What a beautiful place! I love black barns - there are none around my area.

Olive Cooper said...

Sweet Barn...Joe informs me they have black barns in Kentucky in order to dry out crops like tobacco. I still am loving the yellow barn:)

Beth said...

I have visited KY several times and noticed the black barns. Your photos are beautiful.

Beth said...

wow, what a beautiful area. (:

Kerin said...

I'm in LOVE!
I adore black painted fences too.
So unique and so not boring like white fences :)

Smiles :)
K.

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I don't think I have ever seen a black barn in Minnesota either. I love your pictures.

Kathy said...

Horses brighten up any scene.
What's the big white dome?

Marie said...

OK, I can't decide which barn I like the best...the rustic red one, the neat yellow one or this stunning black one! They are all wonderful! Hope you had a great visit with your kids....can't wait to see some of the pictures!

Faye said...

Yes, TWGirl is right--black barns are common in KY. The fence in your photo--first one--is one I admire a lot--so simple and functional, plus that lovely silvery grey.

Question-is that white horse too thin? It looks rather "ribby" to me. Maybe short of grazing?

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is a beautiful scene with a great barn, pretty horses and a wonderful fencing!

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos!

Carole M. said...

I actually like the colour combos Barb; it looks much 'cooler' for the hot summers. Hope you found a 'nice drop'

Jacquelineand.... said...

Yup, you find them a lot in Kentucky and a few in southern Indiana; lovely to see with so many of the old barns being allowed to rot down.

Brian King said...

That would definitely fit right in here in KY! Not only are the tobacco barns black, but many of the horse farm barns are, too. A lot of our fences are black. I like the fact it's two story. Beautiful barn and well kept. Those are good looking horses, too.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful rural captures. Love the barn and the horses. I am not sure if I have seen any black barns around here. Great shots.

Marleen said...

Nice shots!

Tanya said...

beautiful! looks like brian's black barns in kentucky!

Linda said...

A winery - my kind of place! And, with a barn, fences, and horses...what more could you ask! This was great! Too bad it is so far away...

Geneva said...

I've never seen a black barn either, but it looks neat. Great Photographs Barb!

Amy Burzese said...

What a great surprise! Lovely place.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show with fences and horses.
Ønser you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Terri Buster said...

Wow! That's gorgeous- I haven't seen a black barn since we vacationed in Lexington. So pretty!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by today from the Green Day meme, interesting that you had never seen a black barn before.

ImSoVintage said...

What a beautiful sight. I live in horse country in Central Kentucky and I never tire of a countryside full of beautiful horses and barns.
Laura

Barbara F. said...

First time for me to see a black barn, but it is beautiful. Great photos, beautiful scenery. Visiting from "Green Day". xo

Fiona said...

Hi Barb,

Great photos of lovely horses and great out buildings.

Thanks so much for linking up.

I hope that you are well,
I am sorry that I haven't visited you this week but I have been so busy at home that I haven't had time to blog or comment.

It is cold here this evening so I have the central heating on
and am going to have a cup of tea to warm myself up!

Wishing you a happy weekend

x Fiona

✿ chica said...

Lindos cavalos, celeiro,tudo !!beijos,chica

barbara l. hale said...

Beautiful horses. Isn't that nice that you could get the fences at the same time??

Red Rose. said...

The black barn and the white horse;they are beautiful! Lovely atmosphere.
GreenTomato

Small City Scenes said...

I have always liked wood fences. Nice shot. Yes, a black barn don't see that too often but it is beautiful specially with the gorgeous rood. MB

Prims By The Water said...

I don't know what I like beeter..the barn or those horses, as I had my very own horse growing up on my grandparents farm in the summertime. Take care, Janice

Rita said...

The only black barns I have seen have all been on blogs. Looks like nontraditional colors are starting to become popular based on the captures in blogland. I'm sure that some out there seeing the post of black, yellow and other colors will copy them or perhaps choose a different yet unheard of color.

Can't wait for someone to post a purple barn.

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a peaceful scene. I could sit on the fence all day and just. sit. and enjoy the day away. Someday.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I've never understood black barns, especially black barns where hay is stored. It seems like the barns would get too hot and cause problems with spontaneous combustion with the hay.
Love your photos, they are great!
Visiting via Rural Thursday Blog Hop.

Pat said...

Beautiful horses, nice-looking barns!

stardust said...

Beautiful horses and barn in the lush green!

Yoko

Pam :) said...

I hope the wine was as unique as the black barn, Barbs.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I have never seen a black barn!

Nancy Claeys said...

What a great surprise -- I know about black barns from reading Brian's blog. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice combination of farm and winery. Lovely photos. I look forward to the next installment.

i beati said...

I'm ready to ride now that its cooler

chubskulit said...

Captured so beautifully. Hopping by from Camera Critters.

My Critter post, come and see when you get a chance.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Cindy Adkins said...

That's a beautiful barn! Gorgeous photos, Barb.
Hugs, Cindy

DelGal said...

Interesting choice of color for sure. I normally see white or red barns around my area in Delaware. Wonder if black makes it any hotter inside.

Rosemary Aubut said...

How beautiful I can't even imagine how beautiful the winery must be! Lovely!

Deanna said...

The important question is....did you drink any wine??? Beautiful images of the horses!!

Michelle said...

Pretty photos. I don't think I've ever seen a black barn. It doesn't compare to the bright red ones, but I like it!

edenhills said...

I love that beautiful barn and rustic fence. The horses are beautiful. I can imagine sipping a glass of wine and watching the horses graze.

Liz said...

Lovely images Barb! What a beautiful peaceful place.