Monday, March 2, 2015

Barn Collective # 21

In a little town in our county stands an abandoned building with an attached silo.  Though technically not a barn, I feel sure it once stored grain.






Though rusty and looking like nature had distressed its exterior, it is adorned by a barn quilt.






I wonder why a donkey was chosen for this quilt?







That old truck has been sitting there for as long as I can remember. It's like the driver was going to pick up one last load of grain to take to market ... but, forget about it, what was the point? Might as well quit right now. And so he did.

Of course, I don't know the real story of the quilt or the old truck parked at the silo. Perhaps I could ask around and find out, but in a way, it's more fun to imagine what happened.

One thing I know, the barn quilt is a new addition over the last couple years, so someone still cares about this building.


Do you like barns?  You can see more great photos of barns at The Barn Collective link-up featured at Rose Street Reflections.

8 comments:

betty said...

That is a neat building. I always too wonder about things and make up stories in my head about abandoned houses, vehicles, etc.

betty

Rose said...

I love grain buildings, too, not quite as much as barns but almost. I wonder about the donkey in the quilt block, too.

happywonderer.com said...

I really would enjoy a great country drive on a barn quilt trail! Nice find.

Lea said...

Now that is very interesting!

Felicia said...

such a beautiful building and the quilt is great with that cute donkey face.

Tom said...

I love to find old grain elevators and the quilt block is the frosting on the cake. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Liz Needle said...

Interesting old building. I would love to know the story behind the quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Burzese said...

Yep, silos count on The Barn Collective. This is a really interesting one. And it is always great when there is an old vehicle included. Thanks for linking this week!