Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Barns of June, 4

True farmhouse hospitality invites me in.  Sometimes I just have to go inside to see some amazing sights.

This woman is multi talented and creates beautiful things out of recyclables.
I tried hard to photograph them.

I am much better with livestock and barns, so please bear with me as I give you a small tour of a real neat and crafty home.

These hard working farm hands are made of used cardboard.

The table was set for coffee and snacks.    Farm kitchen style.

Old boots and pretty flowers.

If my muck boots ever wear out I now know what to do with them.

Thrift store finds.

These hens are made out of plastic milk jugs and newspaper.

A simple collection that makes the entire room into a rainbow when the sun hits the crystals.

Fabric art.  Simple.

Do not throw your old shutters away!!!

Put them on each side of your head board.

I got 12 of them in the garage!

Her Pride and Joy.

Her #1 vehicle.

I noticed her neighbors ancient wooden silo and had to go sneak across the field to see if I could get a good shot of it.

Never seen one like this.

Heading home I saw these:

Its been a very sweet kind of day.

**Wooden silos are rare. Most have fallen down or rotted away. They are expensive to repair and are not as efficient as other means of storing silage.   Finding one in pristine condition, such as this pig one, was a real surprise!  Wooden silos in Vermont are usually 60-100 years old.   I have a photo of one built in 1907 that I just discovered.  Stay tuned!


  1. LOVE wood silo and pig weathervane! Cute ideas thanks for sharing. Blessings from Wisconsin!

  2. Janis, your photos are beautiful. Is this somewhere in the South?

  3. You have the greatest farm buildings in your area. Never heard of a wooden silo. Wonder how old it is? Did you find a home for your babies?

  4. Love you pics, esp. the silo w/pig weathervane. Is the silo wooden? How did they ever make it?

  5. That is an awesome wooden silo. You're right, the ones around here have all gone to dust. You could do a pictoral essay on silos alone.