Thursday, May 28, 2009

Skywatch Friday #46 - The Old Homestead

This past Saturday, our neighbor in Okanogan took me out to an old abandoned homestead that we can see from our property.

The old barn was very interesting. It had these doors all the way around the bottom with canvas or rubber hinges. Many of the doors were missing. I'm not sure what was stored in the barn. Maybe it was for drying some kind of plants. I don't know. The barn itself was in amazingly good shape compared to the other structures on the property.

Abandoned Barn

Stairway to Heaven perhaps?

Hinged Door at Bottom Edge of Barn

We think we found the old stone foundation where the house used to sit. There was also another area where some kind of large covered shed used to stand but was now in pieces on the ground.

Plus there was the corral for loading livestock destined for the market.

Empty Corral

Remains of Horse Drawn Farm Equipment

It was a beautiful afternoon in the Okanogan Valley for sure!

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24 comments:

Jim said...

These are neat pictures. Looks like nobody has bothered anything. I like that ladder.

Tootie said...

I love old barn photos. Very nice, and interesting!

Guy D said...

Great selection of shots this week, something beautiful about old worn down barns.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Cindy said...

Maybe an old tobacco barn? Nice photo.

Darcel said...

Nice shots! I like that barn.

Gaelyn said...

I love the old barn. Wonder if it was used to store and dry gypsum, or baby's breath, which I remember being harvested in the Okanogan.

No matter it's a great capture, and so fun to find old treasures.

Lew said...

Beautiful skies over the old place! I like the old barn.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great skywatch set. That barn really is interesting.

Sanna said...

Very nice photos. I love seeing what once was and what's left of it. =)

D said...

Wow, that's very cool that you have the old buildings remaining. It's a beautiful landscape I'm sure you're anxious to occupy.

Small City Scenes said...

Great pics, Sally. Old barns are neat and finding any pieces of an old homestead are special to me.

When I lived in Republic we used to go up into the hills and find old homesteader cabins. Only the Deer living there now. MB

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots! Love the ladder to heaven! Beautiful blue skies and isn't it wonderful to see them again after this past winter in the northwest?

Have a great weekend!

Daryl said...

Fabulous sky .. that's a great bunch of shots of that old barn

hip chick said...

Such pretty pictures. I just love, love, love old barns.
I did the relay for life a few years ago. It's great fun. Don't forget the funnest fun happens after midnight!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Thanks for this interesting post. Love the puffy clouds in the next-to-last shot.

P-TER said...

Wonderful pictures ! ! !
Interesting comments.
Great weekend!
Gr.
P-TER

JuneMoonToon said...

Great photos, I love old buildings.

SandyCarlson said...

That's quite a barn. I've never seen one with those dimensions. Very interesting. Great photos.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love old barns. It's so long and narrow that I too wonder what was kept inside.

It's fun to poke around old buildings, yet a little sad too. Abandoned buildings make me wonder why they were left to fall apart.

Neat shots!

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the visit this week. It is so fun to find such a treasure to explore. - Margy

Karen said...

Those are great shots..

I love the one with the ladder ..

I can't resist old abandoned buildings and broken fences, etc... they have so much character and texture to them..

Arija said...

I find it terrible sad to see so much love and labour lost and like the people who built it, crumbling into dust.Great shots all round.

okanogangirl said...

Awesome pictures! I stupidly had my WB set to florescent lights so all my pictures had a blue overcast that I couldn't edit all the way out... urghhh.....

Tricia said...

This barn was in your 'Link Within' so I clicked on it & I'm glad I did... very interesting! I sure would love to explore that place... it's gorgeous!