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Saturday, March 25, 2017

A favorite house

We pass this little farm house fairly often.  I would love to see inside of it.  I would love to know how old it is.  That truck is almost always parked there.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

More old buildings

These buildings were not very far from the brick kilns...

This is the  house that the first little building belongs to.

Here is the colored version, and below will be a shot that I zoomed in for.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Acme Brick Company...

We had to kill a few minutes waiting for a shop to open, and we passed by the Acme Brick Company in Cayuga, Indiana.  You can read some of its history here

As you can see it appears to be being dismantled...just with in the past year or so it has closed down the kilns. You can see my first post about them HERE.  And you can read a newspaper article about its closing Here.  We happened to find it quite by accident and always meant to go back and take a tour and just never made it back.  I so regret that now...

When we were there, the guys we talked to told us the kilns were going 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We did not have time that day or else it was the weekend, but the young man said the owners were always glad to give a tour.

I always hate to see a business close after such a long life.

I would love to go back and take more photos....

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lunch time....

I hurriedly snapped a few quick photos of this calf out at the strip pits.

I am wondering about the drainage from its eyes...

I did not notice till I download thes pics.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Photo overload of one subject....

We made a pass through the strip pits late this afternoon...I cannot choose just one photo so what follows is a lot of photos of two Ring-necked pheasants we saw out there.

This one above I really, really had to work with in Picasa--and it still isn't the greatest.

The one above and the one below are very similar, but am still posting them both

Look at the one below...

it had just 'shaken it off.'  If you look you can see that its feathers are ruffled...

The one above is a different bird and this is cropped from a photo that was taken at quite a distance.

And here it is again...original photo followed by a cropped version.

and below is my last pheasant photo....for now..

I am linking this to Tuesday's Treasures cause I sure consider them a treasure.  These are the only two we seen today...they are few and far between out there now.  Two or three years ago, we would have seen 8 or 10 on a spring afternoon.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Parke County Barns....

I think this barn has a new roof since the last time I photographed it.  

I zoomed in a bit...that looks like a giant snake crawling in through the door.

These are all within about a two or three mile stretch of road...

I take photos of them every chance I get...

This one sits behind the one right above it.  I liked it better in B&W.

Then I zoomed in a bit.

Thought I would share the color version...

Linking to the Barn Collective...hoping I remember to later tonight.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Handsome goat

We passed this fellow lives at this farm that used to always have chickens.  But I have not seen a single chicken there in the last two times we have passed by. Maybe they decided to try goats instead.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


This is another building from the Skinner Farm Museum...I don't remember asking where it was from.  Everything there had a history.  I am hoping that some time in the future Roger will feel like going back there.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weather vanes for Tuesday's treasures....

I was trying to find something for Tuesday's Treasures ad ran across all these weather vanes...

they were up at Shipshewana, Indiana.

 I wish I had taken time to take more  photos of individual weather vanes.

Do you see one you would like to have for your barn/house/garage?

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Were you born in a barn...for the Barn Collective.

For the Barn Collective, I am featuring a blogpost from 2011....I hope you enjoy it.

Just think...if you lived here and someone asked you if you were born in a could answer yes! Notice the deck, and the fuel tank in the above photo...and that is an air conditioner up on those legs right next to the barn/house... We had a couple errands to run today and took a little side drive before coming home...and I spotted this place. I couldn't believe my eyes when I notice the deck. The more I looked it dawned on me that my eyes were not deceiving me...and that it wasn't just wishful thinking. I half expected to come around to this side and see garage doors, but instead saw these windows. I would pay money to see the inside of this place!

Saturday, March 11, 2017


We saw this this morn...sure not very old....

Just adorable, don't you think?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Horse's collar

This collar belonged to our horse, Old Bob....he has been dead since the early 70's and he was 31/32 years old when he had to be put down.  He had been retired for several years....

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How about a peach?

I could eat a peck of these in one day if I had them!  I love fresh peaches....

A repeat

I am running late because I got a new computer...I am resorting to a photo I posted some years ago.  I just like it and think it worthy of repeating...from East Tennessee.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

From Arthur, Illinois...

There is a store in Arthur, Illinois that is just full of much it would take all day to see it all.

I seem to be drawn to take photos of things like these,

but believe me there is a lot more.  Next time I go, I will try to take more of a variety of the things that are there.

I will be linking to Tuesday's Treasures...

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