Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, January 7, 2013

Barn Charm Gone

This farm has been in my friend, Eugene's, family for 3 generations.  His son and daughter-in-law are farming it now.  It's a beautiful place where they raise cattle, corn, and soybeans.


First is the farm house with a big wrap around porch built in 1930


A little out building 


The barn built in 1938


2 of the Silos


Another photo of the barn with the silos



The whole looks of the place was changed New Years night when the barn burned to the ground.  So sad.     Thank God there were no cattle in the barn so no animals were hurt.  They think is was an electrical fire that started in the haymow.  I am so happy that I got these photos last summer. 

Linking to Barn Charm # 117 at Bluff Area Daily

Thanks for stopping and have a great week.

Until next time

Barb

52 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness. it was an absolutely pristine looking barn! gorgeous in siding, roof, cupolas. that's very sad... glad no animals were lost!

Mari said...

Awww - I'm sad! I was thinking what an amazing barn and so well kept up. Glad you captured it before it was too late.

Maple Lane said...

So sad to lose such a historic and pristine barn. Thankful that no lives were lost though.

Deanna said...

Oh no...I was admiring all of the lovely pics and then read about the fire...thank goodness no animals were harmed. I am sure they will re-build a fine looking new barn, but what a loss.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that is so sad. what a huge loss. i can only imagine. do you think it is the type of thing they will build again? i'm happy you had a chance to take pics when you did. ( :

Beth said...

So sad that that beautiful old barn burned.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh my goodness, that barn was amazing - I'm so sorry it burned down. It's a very good thing the animals are okay.

Pondside said...

I was just thinking of how well the barn was kept up - they must have valued that building highly. I'm so sorry to read this.

My Little Home and Garden said...

How awful that it burned down; it looked like such a beautiful and well kept barn.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh my goodness, how sad that this beautiful barn is gone! I'm glad you have photos. What a loss this was for the family.

Carole M. said...

oh that is a loss to his family, a little part of history gone. Your photographs do it justice in its day Barb

Faye said...

So afraid of fire, especially in the wintertime. I wonder if the owners have photos as good as these of their barn? If not, but they'd like to have copies.

Carletta said...

My mouth dropped open when I read it burnt down. I really want to cry for them. Such a sad loss.
It was a beautiful barn and those silos and their checkered trim are really unique.
Do they have plans to rebuild?

Judy said...

Oh my what a beautiful barn, I'm sorry that it burned down but so glad no animals were hurt.

Karen said...

So heartbreaking for your Dear Friends! I am glad that no animals were lost, though, and no people were hurt. It was a beautiful barn. How nice that you saved this beautiful photo. xx

Renae at simple sequins said...

Barb! O my gosh, yes! Those are masterful photos and now priceless. You are so lucky.

Sally in WA said...

How sad for the family that lost the barn. It was a real beauty. Thankfully no lives, human or animal, were lost.

Linda said...

I was just thinking what a gorgeous barn, and then I read that it burned down! So sad - but thankful there were no animals lost. Wonderful that you captured it in its beauty!

Jacquelineand.... said...

So gorgeous and well kept; I'm sure they are deeply saddened by it. Thankfully no animals were lost!

orchid said...

Dearest Barb,
Hello, so sorry for my long absence! And thank you SO MUCH for your thoughtful comment. Although still feeling a bit groggy, I start facing pc and visiting friends (^^;)
Wow, I guessed something happened from the title☆☆☆ What a loss on that special day!!!

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Brian King said...

What a shame and loss because that was a big gorgeous barn! I, too, am glad no one or no animals were hurt. Beautiful photos, though!

Tanya said...

what a beautiful farmstead...such sad news about the barn but definitely a blessing nobody or animals were hurt...beautiful home!

Nancy Claeys said...

I'd be heartbroken. Another reason to capture those moments.

Amy Burzese said...

Such a shame. I really hate to hear that. It is great that you have these photos.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful farm house and barn. How sad that the lost the barn to fire. I'm glad you got photos of it. Hugs, Pamela

Terrie said...

It's to see it gone. Glad no animals hurt and you got a nice picture of history. Thanks for stopping. Wish you mum's alright and you all have a blessed new year.

Nell at njschout said...

It is always devastating to loose a barn to fire. Glad no one was hurt!

Tricia Hays said...

Nooo, I'm sooo very sorry! I'm glad no animals were inside, too. Will they rebuild? If they're farming the land, they'll have to, right? Keep us posted.

Thank you for joining =)

Tricia Hays said...

ps such a shame that such a beautiful, well cared for place has to burn down. awful

Genie Robinson said...

What a heartbreaker. I cannot imagine our barn burning. It would be so devastating. Hope they will be able to rebuild. Your pictures of all the structures are wonderful. My heart is heavy for all of you touched by this tragedy. genie

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It was such a beautiful barn! It breaks my heart to know that it was burned down. Such a tragedy! But good thing no one was hurt.

Olive said...

So sad but it is good no one was hurt.

Kerin said...

How un-fortunate, and sad for the family.
What a blessing that no persons, nor animals were harmed.
Hope that they are able to re-build.

They have a lovely farm, and I adore that Farmhouse :)

Prims By The Water said...

So sad indeed. My paternal grandparents entire farm...barns, silos, house burned to the ground by an arsonist. The arsonist was the owner who purchased the property after my gramma died..to get the insurance money, cause he cold not afford it. Glad you were able to take the pics. Janice

Jori said...

Beautiful farm! How wonderful that it was able to be in the family for so long.

SO sad....It's a blessing nobody was hurt.

Kathy said...

That barn has sure been taken care off. It looks practically new!

Mary said...

Wow, those are beautiful.

The Farmers Daughter said...

So sad. . . the barn was so beautiful. . .Glad you got shots of it! Glad to hear no one was hurt.

Nancy said...

Oh, no! So sad to lose this beautiful barn. But so glad no animals or humans were hurt. Your photos are great, Barb. What a special place your friend has. I wonder if they will rebuild the barn.

ImSoVintage said...

Oh no. Barb. That is awful. I was just thinking what a gorgeous and well maintained barn that was. So glad you were able to get photos while it was still there and that no animals were lost. Must have been really hard for your friends.
Hugs,
Laura

Renae at simple sequins said...

Barb! Yes! What name do you want to name your camera? Yes, name it.

Thanks for your kind words, too. It has been the gutsiest thing I have done. (to put myself on my blog in my deals) Whew. Still a bit scary.

Cranberry Morning said...

Hi Barb, Thanks so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning! I am so sad to hear about the loss of the barn. They must have been just sick over it. But I am glad no cattle were in it.

That front porch is exactly what I am looking for as we are thinking of adding a front porch to our house later in the year. That's a beauty.

Cranberry Morning said...

P.S. I'm your newest follower! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a sad tale. The barn was a beauty!

Debbie said...

soooo sad, what a beautiful place! the farm owners must be heartbroken.

an important reminder to get the picture when you can!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a beautiful barn! that is too bad...
I love your barn photos..I wrote a post today about becoming more aware of things in life and it was your barn photos that made me aware of all those barns we would just pass by without ever noticing. now everyone in the car looks at barns.

✿ chica said...

Lindos silos e celeiros! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

Susan Beth said...

What a tragic loss. Your friends' children must be devastated. This is not a time when farmers can afford such loses!

But I have to tell you, those Silos are pretty darn spectacular!

Julie Maloney said...

The barn is beautiful, I love that it's red. I grew up with a giant green barn I always wanted a red one! Beautiful land!

marit´s,,, said...

Beautiful old buildings, it is so nice to see that they are taken care of.
Happy Holidays to you from me Marit.
And thanks for all the good comments you give me.

eileeninmd said...

Barb, how sad! It was a beautiful barn. Fires are so scary to me, I am glad that no animals were hurt.

Ivy and Elephants said...

So idyllic, it was such a beautiful history filled family treasure. So sad.
Patti