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 fall to dirt. The back country of Petaluma California is full of 50 year old chicken coops that are starting to collapse. No one raises chickens there anymore, and the structures just start falling down eventually.

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4 Responses Feb 21, 2010

I haven't water skied in 20 years ;)<br />
I'd be ready to give it a go...<br />
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Guess I'll have to start saving up for the trip...

Guess we'll have to come visit eh?

I found an old white stone sharpening wheel years ago, I hauled it out of the woods and have kept it ever since. It has no real use, I just think it's cool...

I agree with you. I like the way they smell too. Just dusty and a bit cozy. I think it's a pity so many are abandoned & they've been around for decades.The construction is neat too. Yes, imagine the days of building barns by hand. You never know what treasure will be left behind.Lots of good "junk" still on the nails.