Some of the saddest sights I see are old barns falling down. My heart hurts when I see them.
This one was built in 1810. 200 years ago.
This barn looks like its got eyes, nose and a mouth.
Over looking the mountains. This farm is empty. The neighbor is haying it for his own cows.
Fortunately there is a barn preservation group that will match funds to restore barns that are in " the public's view." This lucky barn and wooded silo are in the begining stages of having the foundation repaired. The roof on this barn is made of slate. The entire roof is slate. Not a piece out of place in almost 200 years of brutal weather.
1777 ice house ( red ) and barn ( brown ).
A barn made into a house. Has the most unusual silo in the back.
Almost 200 years old and still doing really well.
Weathervanes are as unique and interesting as the old barns.
A restored wooden silo with a new roof. And a new bale feeding ring. Good farmer.
Same barn from the front. I love those wooden silos with the vines growing up the sides. Home to dozens of birds nests.
The whole barn in one photo.
Curious cows watching me on the rural back roads
I found this art in a huge field. I do not know what it is. Do you ?
Several barn designs from 2 different centuries.
Another empty farm. The owners have died. A common occurance. No relatives want to continue farming, so it stands empty.
This is the last barn for tonight. Hope you have enjoyed your personal Vermont barn tour.