I Like Old Barns

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 110 People

    A Simpler Time

    I grew up in the country, so whenever I pass by an old barn it stirs up memories of my childhood. They remind me of days lived in the age of innocence: playing hide and seek among the hay bales, feeding the pigs, collecting the chicken eggs, watching the cows get milked by hand...
    Unjusted Unjusted
    41-45, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    My Favorite Barn

    In the 1920s my great-grandparents were farmers in Indiana.  They were young, ambitious and didn't have much money.  They borrowed money to purchase some land with a farmhouse with a good barn.     One night, my great-grandfather yelled out that the the barn...
    jimmyblue jimmyblue
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2010

    Especially Long Lost Barns

    I like to find old barns in the woods, with trees gown up all around them. I like to explore the inside of them, there are always old broken tools and bottles from bygone days to contemplate, I always think of all the effort that someone put into it, for it to sit and slowly...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Feb 21, 2010

    Down Home Feeling

    It's just a cozy sort of place to be. They have a feeling to them that says: home sweet home. but also it says: Am I stable or not? Mmm I wouldn't care if a barn was condemned or not, I'd probably go in it anyway :) There is just a comfortable down home feeling when you walk...
    Lilysilver13 Lilysilver13
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2011

    Ain't It Strange..?

    I'm a city girl, born and raised in the city. But, I've always liked barns! The architecture and the fact that animals lived there is warming. I remember being on a road-trip, passing through states seeing all of these cool barns of different colors. An old, tattered white barn...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    Feb 9, 2011

    It's A Happy Childhood Memory,

    Both my grandparents had farms. I remember playing out in the barns swinging on the rope. Jumping out of the loft in to loss hay. Chasing kittens and when we caught them by the necks hissing and scratching. That didn't stop us from trying to tame them. Making mazes out of the...
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    Oct 10, 2011


    I grew up in a small town in the south, and I remember the countryside where I lived being peppered with old barns. Now when I drive back home for a visit, there are sadly less and less of these old American gems. When I see one I am always happy for a little while.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Nov 29, 2010

    What You Learn From Barns

    I live in the rural mountains of North Carolina. We all have some sort of old barn on our properties. I think it's funny how much you can tell about someone from their barn. You can tell what they grew and how, their financial stature, and even sometimes about the family the barn...
    JosieMuffin JosieMuffin
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2012

    Barns Are Awesome

    I would like to find a house size barn to actually convert to a house for my family and me to live in.
    cruisebyyou cruisebyyou
    46-50, M
    Apr 10, 2011

    For years my father and I have visited a old

    abandoned barn. We have not been in a couple years because over the years my dad has become more and more concerned about the safety factor of it. This frustrates me deeply because even though I understand my father just is concerned about my safety, exploring around a run down...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2015

    History, Man!

    Every one of those old barns could tell a whopper of a story if only they could talk!
    deleted deleted
    Apr 6, 2011

    The Charm Of Old Barns

    Whenever an old barn appears on the highway I stare at it and study its features.They have a certain allure.Old barns are thing of beauty and barns are great relics from our past,conveying a sense of history,but many have been ruined by weather,time and neglect.The intrinsic...
    natdj88 natdj88
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2010
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