The tour had 8 barns in the county on it. Most were very old, some dating back in the mid 1800's and some were brand new.
This was the first barn on our stop. It was built circa 1880 and was restored in 2007-2008. The lean-to was completely torn off and built back.
This barn was built in 1935 but has been re-covered with red steel and white trim.
What a cute new barn, built in 2014.
And look what's out behind this cute little barn. A playground for the goats. When we first arrived, they were all the way to the very top.
This barn was on the same property as the cute little barn but it's living quarters for the owners; built in 1935. It contains 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half-bath, a finished basement with an office, and 2 car garage. The south end of the barn remains the barn.
The next 2 barns were part of a dairy farm operation.
This is an aerial view of the farm in 1957.
Those boxes in the photo below are chutes for loading grain. The grain was stored in the second level of the barn and were loaded into wagons that pulled through in the lower level.
A corn crib on each side of the barn
This was one of many barns on this farming operation. Part of the operation was purchased from President James Buchanan in 1860. It is now a 3 generation operation.
And what's a farm or barn without a tractor?
Pretty neat how the doors on this barn fold up.
The Glidden homestead right smack dab in the middle of so much commerce on the main drag of town. It's home of the barbed wire.
And the barn on the property as well. Burger King is just a few feet away on the right.
Very interesting engineering back in the 1800's. Those steel rods have turnbuckles on them and were used to support the floor above when grain or hay was heavy.
Our last barn on the tour
Love how the sunlight is streaming through the cracks of deteriorated wood slats of the barn.
I spy an old wagon back there.
The owner of this barn has his blacksmith-ing business in it.
He does some pretty fabulous work.
The only thing missing on all of these barns is a barn quilt block. There are several in the county also so one of these days the King and I will set out driving and take photos of barn quilt blocks for you. I hope you enjoyed the barn tour. We sure did.