Lonely Barn

How come most barns are so lonely? Always somewhere far away from the main living area, in the field, away in the mountains. These types of barns must be used only to store some hay or something. It would be unwise to keep any live stock, it will be eaten by the night creatures. I can’t imagine them used as workshops, a bit too far from the living area. But this is the case, they are standing lonely, sometimes forgotten by everyone around and waiting to be destroyed by rain and eating insects.

This one will be seen by a few additional eyes. “Thanks for stopping by and saying hello” – that was the barn thanking you. Smile


48 thoughts on “Lonely Barn

  1. Hi,
    It certainly does make you wonder why some barns are built so far away, and a lot do have windows as well, they would of cost a bit to build I am assuming, such a waste to see them rot away.
    A very nice photo, and I love the white wildflowers in the front they certainly do add to the overall photo.

  2. Dmitrii, this is lovely and looks like a scene I’d paint! You’ll see barns by themselves like this because the barn is very old and has been standing quite a long time–and at one time there was also a house and all the rest of a farm, but at some point it was abandoned and all the other buildings are gone. Barns were built to hold a huge amount of weight, of animals and hay and equipment, so they last a long time after the people are gone. When I find a place like this, I like to look for what else remains of the people who lived on the land. I hope that gives you a perspective on it!

  3. I adore old barns, and big meadows, and wide open spaces. This old barn reminds me of an old barn that we used to own in a pasture shirting the foot of the skyline drive. It brings back memories of playing with my sister in the stalls and the hayloft. There was an old sidesaddle that we used to play on, which had already seen its better days. I remember quite a few large blacksnakes slithering about in their search for mice in the hay. Oh what memories you’ve stirred with your lovely photo. Thank you! 🙂

  4. We can be sure that this barn had a valuable purpose when it was built. Farmers didn’t part with money unnecessarily. I’m always amazed at finding abandoned farms with old outbuildings, each with a singular purpose contributing to the overall success of the operation. Your reader animalartist had it right, the house is likely long-gone but the timbers bracing up a barn are incredible stanchions. It’s only a lonely barn to us because we missed the thriving activity that came before it.

  5. Barns are solitary creatures for the most part. Think about it. Ever see Bob Ross paint a herd of barns?

  6. What a find – this barn in these environments. Great contrast between this and the delicate green in the background.

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