Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Round Barn


My mom's side of the family comes from Wisconsin. My cousin still lives on one of the original farms. This is a photo of their unique, round barn.

People come from all over to take pictures of their barn and several other round barns that dot this part of Wisconsin.

I used to play with my brother and cousin in this barn. Then it housed dairy cows on the lower level and mounds of hay in the upper part.

This is inside the upper, domed part of the barn.



On the farm, my uncle installed a parking meter for fun. If you look closely, you can see 2 nickels will buy two hours of parking. What a deal!


These pictures remind me of my childhood and farms and barn cats and cows. For a city kid, visiting the farm was a magical treat! Even though things are very different now, I try to go back when I can. And bring my daughter. She needs some farm magic too.


Today is Wordless Wednesday, where pictures speak for themselves. I'm linking up with these great blogs, plus NapTimeMomTog.



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8 comments:

  1. I adore this barn and am jealous of your wonderful farm memories.

    I dream of owning a barn like this someday, where I have a studio, and give classes, and have fabulous candlelight dinners for all of my friends...

    So glad I have discovered your blog-love it! I will have to come and visit you at the bookshop someday to meet you in person.

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  2. As you know, I grew up on a dairy/grain farm in central MN. I'd like a barn like this and I'd fill it with shelter cats. Of course, I'll need a lot of money to keep them all fed, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered -- I just hate the thought of so many animals having to be euthanized before their time. (and you said it was 'wordless Wednesday) ;)

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  3. Kristi - I would love to meet you in person! Stop by the bookstore any time. (Although I only work 1/2 time, so it's hit or miss.)

    P.S. I can't leave a comment on your latest blog post. Maybe my computer is acting funny.

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  4. Di - I would love to have a barn full of cats! Also, maybe Wordless Wednesday is really "Some Words Wednesday!"

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  5. That is really cool. I hear Wisc is covered n snow today.


    Have a great Wednesday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/11/cool-chalk-artwork-returns/

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  6. Oh my gosh, that barn is amazing! I love it! Wish we had more barns around here.

    Great photo!

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  7. So cool! There is nothing like it around here --

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