Friday, September 18, 2009

Old barn

Where I live 25 or 30 years ago it was mostly small family owned farms. Each grew hay or corn or some other crop. Each had a barn for perhaps some livestock or the farm equipment.

Today the Town of Webster doesn't have many farms left. The land to too valuable and is sold for suburban homes. Of course I live in one of those suburban homes. And where my house stands there used to be crops growing.

Now we get our fruits and vegetables from Florida or California. Fresh strawberries in December? No problem. In fact now that international movement of goods is so prevalent our food can come from South America or who knows where else.

It is not completely fair to say there are no farms in Webster because there are some. And one thing that is still grown around here is apples... and they are good apples too.

So here is an old barn that has seen better days. Looks like at some point someone had the idea to add all those windows to make the barn usable for something other than its original use.

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing picture. There is so much movement in it. It seems inviting, but yet . . . would I want to go there at night? Or even in a few minutes when the storm breaks?