A woman who is on a winding path through life with God as my Guide.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Nature Photo: A Deserted Barn Overtaken by Nature
This is one of my favorite barn photos. In fact, I made note cards out of one of the many photos I have of this deserted barn and its spring house (front rt.- hand corner).
Spring houses were used somewhat as refrigerators. Even if there wasn't a spring, just building most of it into a hillside kept it significantly cooler than anywhere else. Butter and milk could be kept there as well as anything that needed to be kept for awhile.
I love the mix of rust, weathered wood, a posted sign, and overgrown wild flowers.
Like many barns in this hilly area of Southeastern Ohio, the barn is built into a hillside. The front and first floor are level with the road and the back and lower floor are level with a back field. Usually the bottom was used for livestock and the first level stored machinery and tools. The top or third level was used to store hay.