Old Weathered Wooden Barn in Morning Mist by Jo Ann Tomaselli
There is something about an old, weathered, wooden barn nestled in a meadow with the last of the seasons green grass holding on to its color as autumn moves into winter. Due to the temperature difference between the land and the air, midst rises in the morning enveloping this rural agricultural scene of decay. Though not abandoned, this vintage building can be classified as expired American architecture and it is anyones guess how much longer these old rustic structures will dot the USA landscape. I suppose that is why I feel the need to document them.
A barn is an agricultural building used for storage and as a covered workplace. It may sometimes be used to house livestock or to store farming vehicles and equipment. Barns are most commonly found on a farm or former farm.
In the U.S., older barns were built from timbers hewn from trees on the farm and built as a log crib barn or timber frame, although stone barns were sometimes built in areas where stone was a cheaper building material.
Old farm buildings of the countryside contribute to the landscape, and help define the history of the location, i.e. how farming took place in the past, and how the area has been settled throughout the ages. They also can show the agricultural methods, building materials, and skills that were used. Most were built with materials reflecting the local geology of the area.
April 12th, 2013
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