The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: The Weathered Farm

The Weathered Farm
The Weathered Farm

Dappled sun bathes the weathered farm on this winter evening. The corn crib leans as if waiting for the perfect wind to finish its job. Paint on the out buildings is chipped – a tale of the elements that have worked so hard over the years. Missing blades on the windmill hamper the spinning unless an angry wind blows. Then, you can hear an eerie screeching as the old windmill refuses to cease. This farm was homesteaded in 1884 and has passed the test of time. Think of the things the farm has seen, the many people it has known, and the storms the farm has Weathered.

11 Replies to “The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: The Weathered Farm”

  1. Think of the hundreds of stories these buildings could share, if only these buildings had voices! Thanks for encouraging us to reflect on the past, Erin!

    1. I wish there was someway to listen to what the buildings had to say. đŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment!

  2. Beautiful – your words and the images! This reminds me of my parents’ home/the house I grew up in. It was built in the mid-1800s and the barn is spectacular. Old tools, the posts that hold up the second floor and mark stables, and an opening between the main floor and the second floor through which hay was thrown/moved. If only walls could [more clearly] talk!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Kelsey! My parents just moved onto the family farm four years ago, and it’s been a treasure for the family. And, you are so right about the interior of the outbuildings. The beams that continue to hold these giant structures up are more than impressive. All hand prepared, and in different sizes and shapes. I can tell you feel the passion for the old farms too. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your words, Kelsey!

  3. If buildings could talk, eh? It looks like a beautiful farm though and this is a lovely photo of it. I love your poetic description of its old age.

    1. Thanks so much, Hayley! My family loves this farm to pieces, and we really do with the buildings could talk. We have over 100 years of family history on this farm. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! đŸ™‚

      1. That’s amazing!

  4. This is so pretty. I use pieces like this with my students to encourage their aesthetic writing x

    1. Well, you’re more than welcome to use it! I love looking at pictures while I write too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment – as always!

  5. I love looking at old barns and farms. The light hitting this barn gives it a special glow. It’s the perfect scene.

    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer. The evening light is often the best. Makes for very warm and inviting pictures. I love old farms too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

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