Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

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Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

At Home - Barn Charm

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Driving home from Eau Claire, Wisconsin the other day we came upon this pastoral scene along highway 73 between Neillsville and Wisconsin Rapids.

Two farms, sitting side by side. Both sporting quintessential red Wisconsin barns. Both probably home to the TRULY happy cows - - - the dairy cows of Wisconsin.

I'm not sure if they are STILL home to those happy cows or not, though I would guess yes because of the good condition both barns are in.

This is the Wisconsin I love - - - rolling countryside dotted with red dairy barns.


Normally there should be a lot more snow this time of year - - - - but I shan't complain.

At least I'm HOME. After more than 38 years of "wandering in the wildernesses" of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Indiana I am finally HOME.

'Tis true - - - you can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but you cannot take Wisconsin out of the girl!


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25 comments:

Lesley said...

I really like the quonset style of this barn. Sadly, it is not usually seen in Ontario.

nancygrayce said...

Nice barns! Don't want to live in the snow though.....this here' a Florida girl! :)

Mari said...

Nice barns! I like the shape and color.
PS - the cows are happy in Michigan too! :)

Judy said...

I love the roof on this one.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's a beautiful barn!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a beautiful and well-kept barn! Love the shape of the 3 windows.

KathyB. said...

Barns, I am glad you love to take pictures of barns because I love to look at them,we have barns here in the Pacific Northwest, but they are not as old or historic as in other areas of our country.Too bad you couldn't go inside and see if the cows were there.

BTW, I totally agree with the blogger word verification. Blogger is very good at keeping the spam off your comments without it and lately, I have been very frustrated with the word verification, seems more like an eye test or even and extreme lesson in letter interpretation.I just might post that line myself, and give you credit! :)

Elaine said...

Love that barn! The three windows give it a lot of character.

Kathy said...

This is one spectacular barn. I've never seen anything like this in Texas. Our barns are pretty scraggly compared to the likes of the ones where you live.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Beautiful! Love the red barns and just a hint of snow.

Glad you're home - it's the best place to be!

podso said...

That is fancy barn. Look at all the detail! Someone must be proud of that one.

Tanya said...

beautiful photos! i'm originally from california but am having fun meandering through missouri, georgia and now virginia...i don't think i'll ever return to ca!

Beth said...

what a beauty. goes well with surroundings. (:

Marie Anne said...

I LOVE old barns. In fact, I wouldn't mind owning one and turning it into a home. The pole barns of today have nothing on these pieces of Americana.

LL Cool Joe said...

Lovely old barns. You wouldn't see anything like these in the UK.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful barn and photos.

Regards and best wishes

~~Carol~~ said...

Truer words were never spoken, and I wasn't even born in Wisconsin! Love those barns, and my dream is to travel every single dirt road in Wisconsin and take pictures of nothing but barns!

Rose said...

Beautiful barns...I have been in Wisconsin a couple times and loved all the barns, and in general liked the state.

TexWisGirl said...

your photos made me homesick, then your words drove it home like a nail in the coffin. c. wis. will always be in my blood...

Life with Kaishon said...

There is something so wonderful about barns, isn't there? I just love them. I am thankful you are back among them. This barn is gorgeous. Just stunning!

Madge Bloom said...

Classic scene...

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Beautiful barn & congratulations on finding your way home after so long!

Thanks for joining =)

Erin said...

I'm sorry you've been short on snow this winter. Can we even call it winter? I'm no lover of cold weather, but I am a little nervous about the fleas and ticks that may be the result of this mild winter. :|

Tammy said...

And another in the background :) I'm thinking cheese...are they dairy barns?

heyBJK said...

That's a gorgeous scene, Keetha! Nicely done!