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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Barn on an Ohio Family Farm

Good morning,

Here is just one image today.

This barn is just South of Wilmington, Ohio, on Route 3.  What appeals to me is that it is so representative of small, family-owned farms we used to see on Sunday drives so many years ago before the huge mega-farms of today.



PS - Yesterday I managed to get My Honey to give me four of his turned wood miniature bird houses to put into our shop.  :)))  He blogged about them as one of his hobbies awhile back, too.

People have asked us many times if he has them for sale and it has taken quite a bit of encouragement on my part to get him to sell some of them.  Well, now some are for sale.  You can see them by clicking on the image at the right.

Have I mentioned how cool I think they are?  :)))


PPS - Wow, this is fun!  Since I just wrote the above about the bird houses, two of them have been sold.

Four more coming very soon!




Diana said...

They are beautiful and unusual little bird houses, I can see why the interest Lois. Your hubby is very talented!
We still have many of those old barns around here. Love Di ♥

texwisgirl said...

i love the family farms in the midwest. red barns, white houses, silo... home...

Montanagirl said...

That barn is really nice. Love those old buildings. Cute birdie houses!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is something about barns that tugs at the heart. Great photo. Those bird houses are cool.

Bill S. said...

I remember our family farm barn and some of the memories that your picture brought back to me. Thank you.

The bird houses are wonderful.

Olive Knitting said...

these two posts made me totally homesick. great photos.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The picture is so pretty and the ornaments are just beautiful!! I just checked out your shop and it is awesome!!

Beth said...

Such a lovely look at rural Ohio, Lois. And the day-lily that greets one to your blog is gorgeous :-)


Honey at 2805 said...

Great barn. I once painted one that looks a lot like that.

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!!

Deere Driver said...

Love the barn.

And Honey better get busy. I think his wood turning is beautiful and will be a great holiday sale if they last that long!

Elaine said...

Great old barn! The turned birdhouses are delightful, and I think they will sell very well. Kjell needs to spend more time in his shop, though I'm sure that will be a hardship for him!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The old barns are disappearing fast so it's always good to see one still in operation, Lois. And very nice little birdhouse that your Kjell creates.

Lynette Killam said...

I love the photo of the old barn, Lois...always a favourite subject of mine to photograph. And your husband's birdhouse is truly a thing of beauty...clever man.

I really appreciate your stopping by to leave me birthday greetings...:)