I’m so glad I hooked up with Barn Charm Tuesday. I‘ve found it difficult to put my thoughts into words lately and have seriously been considering taking a break from all things electronic. Especially computers! Spotting barns has become an obsession with me. And of course once I’ve spotted them, I have to photograph them. And once I photograph them, I have to share them. And to share them I have to log on to… you guessed it! What a vicious circle, huh.
The landscape of the back roads – and even highways – of Missouri are dotted with charm. Many of the paths we follow are windy and hilly.
One never knows what is going to come into view around the next corner.
Generation after generation of hard working folks have worked and sweated together to build barn after barn, surrounded by out buildings and storage sheds. They built these not because of want, but because of need.
They didn’t wake up one morning and say, “Gosh, I wish I had me a barn…” They more than likely said, “Ma, we’ns need somewhere to store the hay this winter. I’m goin’s to talk to some of our kin folk and see whats if they might help build us a barn”.
Barns scream of simpler times. Times before the fast paced world of the internet, interstate highways, and cars that do everything for you except go to the bathroom.
Barns come in so many shapes and sizes. I believe the below one is called a hip roofed barn.
Some are obviously loved and in good repair. They are still part of a working farm.
Others might still be loved, but left to go in disrepair, like the shed roof barn below.
No matter what, they all have charm.
Meet little Mose. I don’t know what his puppy’s name is, but I’ll guaranteed that little dog is Mose’s best friend in the whole wide world.
Please take a minute to visit all of the other barns featured in Barn Charm!
These barns were all spotted along Hwy. 87 near Prairie Home, MO