This barn belongs to a high school classmate of my husband's and mine.
Well, it's actually his wife's third generation family farm.
Here is a good view of the old homestead that set to the right of the barn.
This particular 'set' refers to past tense.
(The verb goes present-set, past-set, past participle-have set).
Here are two fairly close photos of both structures
taken in early summer two years ago.
Now here is that same barn after the horrendous storm
that blew into Ohio and other states June 29th, 2012,
leaving many without power for anywhere from one day to two weeks.
This is a shot taken from my car after the storm
and my first ride down to Seneca Lake
to take note of what had been damaged.
As you can see, the old homestead is no more.
The storm destroyed it.
You used to not be able to see the barn from this angle
because of the house.
Now a camera has a clear shot.
When my husband last talked to the guy
back in July,
they were considering tearing the barn down.
As of late August, it was still there.
The house and chimney you see in the distance to the right,
in the third photo up,
was the second home.
It is no longer lived in either.
They live in a brick ranch house built way off to the left
of the barn, outbuildings, and homestead.
(I don't have a photo of it--it is okay, but nothing special.)
Here is what you saw before June 29, 2012 from the road
looking up the farm's lane.
I have featured this photo twice before for different reasons.
This is a long post, but I thought the house needed to be 'mourned' also,
not just the extremely damaged barn.
For more barns,
click on Barn Charm and go to Tricia's place.