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Friday, April 18, 2014

Abandoned Barns and Silos



22 comments:

  1. Beautiful black and white photos, especially the second one!
    I wonder why they are abandoned...

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    1. Use to be that farms raised a variety of animals including dairy cows. These barns are mostly about housing for animals and their feed, but few farms now milk cows or use barns. Our dairy products come from factory farms with hundreds of cows in confinement buildings. Barns are disappearing from the rural landscape.

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  2. Sad and strong at the same time!

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  3. I took the first photo for some kind of observatory, but it was a silo...

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  4. I like the second, too. Such a shame the barns are vanishing.

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  5. Great black and white photos.

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  6. Awesome images :)
    Nice blog;)
    Please visit mine too:)

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  7. Beautiful B&W photos, well composed!
    Happy Easter to you!

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  8. Very picturesque old barns and silos.

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  9. Interesting and great pictures!

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  10. The black and white captures the sadness, the loneliness of those old barns. Lovely photos.

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  11. Although I hate to see abandonned farms, I also rather like the look of these dilapidated barns.

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  12. Wonderful photos in B&W! Especially I like the first one!
    Happy Easter to you!

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  13. such scenes make me sad, I wonder why it has been abandoned. nicely done in b&w!

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    1. In 1930 there were 7 million farms in the U.S., and now there are less than 2 million. Small farms can no longer support a family. Most of our meat and dairy now comes from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), not farms. Sad, and also unsustainable.

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  14. Oh they do look a little desolate.. b&w was an excellent choice TFG.

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  15. Ah, the stories they could tell! I love taking photos of old places like this.

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  16. There are a lot of abaondoned barns around here. Although a lot of them have been torn down. It's sad to see. I was raised on a small farm, but my dad had to work in the city to support his family. Farming is a good life. It's too bad everything has become commercial. Thanks for linking up. I appreciate it.

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  17. A statement on the changing face of plains farming.

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