Husband and I went for a drive during the power outage last summer.
Our vehicle's air conditioning was what we sought more so than a drive.
He took me down this road I had not been before though I'd driven for many years
the main road from which it branches off.
He was excited to show me this particular barn.
You get a glimpse of it above.
We were backtracking to get photos of it
(someone had been on 'our tail' and we couldn't even slow down).
It appears to be of Dutch origin and is nothing like any other barn I've seen around here.
Check out those colored stone blocks!
Here is the front of it. It is a 'bank' barn in that a mound of earth rises up as a ramp.
Then the sides are built into a hill.
It is close to the road---typical of barns here,
although it's not nearly as close as some I've photographed.
You can see where some branches had fallen off trees in the big storm
that whipped through Ohio back then.
(I cropped out the big tree limb that was near the road.)
Here is the farm house that goes with it.
The yard was a bit brown due to the extreme heat and lack of rain
that we were experiencing in these parts back then.
This is a smaller, more typical barn that lies between the big barn and the house.
They have a fairly big spread of pasture.
I hope to go back some day when I feel like getting out of the car
and walking the road to get better pictures.
It was just too hot that day
and I knew I'd be going back to a powerless and thus sweltering house.
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