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Saturday, April 23, 2011

More Ohio Farms

Good morning,

Here are a few more images of Ohio farms.

I have seen the farm above many, many times as I drove between Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, throughout the years I was attending meetings at the Ohio Society of CPAs in Dublin, Ohio.  It's along I-71 where it isn't easy to stop to get a better picture from the road.

What is so unique is the cook house barely seen between the main house and the silo to the right.  The home is obviously quite old and the separate cook house with matching decorative roof was built just outside the back door of the house.  Since many years ago the meals were cooked with open flame, it was for fire safety that the cooking was done in a separate building.  Obviously, this farm has modernized through the years, but the beautiful home and cook house remain.
More large farms...
...on the beautiful Ohio farm land.
 This is another view of the Bicentennial Barn that I posted earlier.  It also carries a religious message.
 It was so cold that these horses wore coats.  How stylish and sensible.  ;)
 And, another shot of the 4H Barn.
 There are some in need of repair...
 ...but most are well kept.

Our plan for the next time we are home when it is warmer is to take a back roads trip to capture more images of farms.

Lois

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9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

i do love midwest farm country. it is in my cell dna...

Montanagirl said...

Just love those big farms. Nice shots, Lois.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

This are big farms.
Is the cook house and the main house built of stone or wood?
Thank you for sharing.

fabriquefantastique said...

Nostalgic....here in Ontario so many barns are falling down. Must take pics in the summer when I start going to the cabin.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a fun trip and get shots.

Sherry said...

Yep, I've passed this way many times over the years and it is a scenic drive.

River Glorious said...

real coats?

Ann said...

we seldom have silos, I always wonder how they put the grains up.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, River, real coats. Those horses were very well dressed on that cold day.

Angela, the home and cook house are built of bricks. Back when it was built all cooking was done over an open fire or in a fireplace. There was no electricity.

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by and your kind comments.

Very best,
Lois