Barns and critters


Old dairy barn in southern Missouri

This old barn in southern Missouri has to be at least three or four stories tall (if that is an acceptable term for barn height). The lower walls are poured concrete which probably have fortress-like strength. The front appears to be “tar-paper” covering. One of my fellow travelers guessed, with that construction, it was probably a dairy barn in its glory days.

Barns and more barns

I recently departed the depths of the LA (lower Arkansas) Delta for the hilly environs of LM  (lower Missouri). I traveled north with a fellow curmudgeon toward Rockbridge Trout and Game Ranch  to meet some mutual friends for a good ol’ boys weekend in the boondocks. Save for a few wi-fi hot spots at the resort, cell phones and tablets become battery-operated paper weights. In all fairness, I must report that not all of the area is so deprived.

Old barn in southern Missouri

Click on the barn for more barn pictures at Corndancer dot-com.

While other members of the party attempted to forcibly remove trout from the pristine mountain stream winding through the premises, I sallied forth to capture images and convert same to pixels. You can see more of these pictures on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot com.

I found old barns, silos, an old post office,  a few critters plus miscellaneous and sundry other suitable targets. For this epistle, we will show some of the barns with a critter or two thrown in for good measure

Old barn on Highway N in Missouri

This is old barn shows remnants of its beginning as a log structure. I shot if from the highway. You can see other views the barn shot from the barnyard at Corndancer dot-com.

Hereford bull in barnyard

This big ol’ Hereford bull chills out in front of his barn. He is not showing any signs of work-related stress.

smallred hay barn north of Calico Rock AR

I lied. Not all of the barn pictures are from Missouri. This is a homeward trip capture north of Calico Rock, Arkansas. It is a small structure which holds hay but looks more decorative than utilitarian.

barn north of Calico Rock AR

Here’s another barn north of Calico Rock on Arkansas Highway 5. This one and the one above are nearly in domino sequence.

Parting shot

While tooling around on the maze of country roads in southern MIssouri, IK spied this hen. She gave me a couple of quick looks and departed as seen above. And with that, I depart for the week.

While tooling around on the maze of country roads in southern Missouri, I spied this hen pecking around. She gave me a couple of quick looks and departed as seen above. And with that, I depart for the week.

Thanks for dropping by,

Joe Dempsey,
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind

http://www.joedempseycommunications.com/
http://www.joedempseyphoto.com/
http://www.corndancer.com/joephoto/photohome.html

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