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Sorry for the delayed post. I hope this Fall and Winter will allow me to post more photos more often.

Barns are vanishing in the U.S. Old barns like this are simply cheaper to replace than to repair or restore. It is unfortunate. I envy Europe and her buildings that are hundreds of years old. I think that in the U.S. we have a throw-away mentality that drives us to replace rather than to preserve or restore. Even when government grants are available to help farmers repair and restore, most farmers and barn owners still simply wait until the barn collapses, then they haul it off, sell the barn wood, and build a new one out of aluminum. This barn will fall in a few years, if the owner does not do something to keep it up.

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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