I’m joining in with Tricia at Bluff Area Daily for Barn Charm Tuesday.
But first, an update from last week’s barn. Much speculation was made on the R~I~P. Curiosity had gotten the better of us and we vowed to find out what it stood for. As chance would have it, a casual conversation with a friend provided Jim with the answer. “Oh, that’s Ralph Popp’s Hereford farm!” Ralph I. Popp. So there you have it.
Now onto this week’s barn. I pose the question, what makes a barn a barn? The original purpose of the building or the final use?
This Federal style home standing naked against the clear blue sky absolutely drew me in. I can almost hear children laughing as they play, or see a husband and wife, worn down by hard work and worry, sitting at a rough sawn wood table, giving thanks to God for having given them the strength to survive another harsh Missouri winter. And all these years later, it still stands proud, providing shelter to animals, and storage of grain and hay from the elements of nature. It is definitely a barn.
Here is the same barn from a different angle. I am amazed at how vey different the two photos look.I hope you enjoy my barn this week!