Welcome to my 365 project. I am using NE Wisconsin barns for my theme. I hope to capture a new barn every day. I would like this to be a narrative of the plight of barns in Wisconsin. Many are falling into disrepair, or are being completely removed.
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If you are in the area, and would like to see the barns for yourself, click on the city name at the bottom of the photo. It will take you to google maps.
This is the closest barn to my home. It is about 1/2 mile away. It is the last little sliver of a farm that has now been developed as a retirement/assisted living complex. I hope this barn stays around for a while.
I half expected to see a pile of empty Blatz cans behind this one. I did not see any beer cans, just lots of weeds. They were working on the highway today, and it will be nice when it is done. I had to drive around two different steamrollers.
Almost mine. Yes, about two years ago we were looking at this farm and this would have been my barn. It's a beauty, There are still numbers above the doors that say "1893". If so, this is one of the best preserved barns in the area. It also has a 60 X 40 machine shed for a brother and a nice little Dutch barn for a sister. I'm not sure that I would be posting this blog if we had bought this farm. My life would have turned in another direction for sure.
Starting seems to be the hardest part of any project. This is my attempt. I have embarked on a journey that will take me down back roads that are traveled by tractors and pickups more than cars. This is the first day of my 365 project "NE Wisconsin Barns". I will be taking a photo a day to post here with the hopes to make it one full year. My first image was actually taken yesterday coming home from our program in Chilton. This barn is "on the corner" between Chilton and Sherwood. The barn really caught my eye because it was a skeleton. The owners said the barn is coming down because the floor is getting rotten. It is a shame that more of these historic barns can't remain standing for another hundred years.
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