away for the weekend: barn charm - 24 mm week

Monday, April 8, 2013

barn charm - 24 mm week

Fresh mountain air and scouting for barns -
the perfect medicine for a tension headache.

We spent a quiet weekend at Away, working on little projects around the house -
and of course, just a little exploring.
This week's focal length is 24 mm - which seems to be better suited for me
(with just a little cropping).


This big red barn is attached to the back of the farmhouse -
which is not unusual in Northern New England.
I imagine it makes it easier to tend to the animals during the long winter months.


We were fortunate that mud season has not made the roads too unpassable- yet.
Although, we did hit one rather muddy spot in an area that was just a bit off the beaten path.
When you see quaint villages and beautiful farms such as this one,
it's easy to forget that parts of Vermont are - well - a bit different.
(We're thinking we may have heard dueling banjos in the distance...)
Yeah, it would seem we ventured into an area of hermits (think Unabomber),
 and communes (yes - they do still exist).
It's always an adventure.

And with that, I'll leave you with this thought 
- which hangs in one of our favorite restaurants.




32 comments:

  1. yup, never know what you're gonna find on those back roads - no matter what state you're in. :)

    that is one sweet farmstead, though!

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  2. I really like what you are doing with the one focal length each week. A good challenge. How handy to have the barn attached to the house like that.

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  3. Of course going too far down those back roads doesn't appeal to me, but oh, that house and barn are awesome! And, I love the sentiment on the restaurant sign. Perhaps I'll craft up such a sign to put on my desk at work.

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  4. What a beautiful farm! That does make me feel jolly. (Imagining living there - minus the banjo's!) Happy Monday! xx

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  5. First barn that I have seen attached to the hous.

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  6. I love the idea of a house attached to the barn! Great find, Karen.

    Ranch Wife Robyn

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  7. I love driving the back roads, you always find something good to photograph. I too have never seen a barn attached to the house.

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  8. This place is wonderful...and beautiful. It just has it all!

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  9. How beautiful! I always enjoy your photos so much.

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  10. Your whole post is jolly. A house connected to a barn was not an uncommon situation. This is a beautiful set of buildings.

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  11. It's a beauty! Love that cupola!

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  12. Wow! What an interesting setup and beautiful farm. I hope the barn smells don't end up in the house. lol : )

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  13. That is a beautiful old place - and very Vermontish, isn't it! Enjoyed it.

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  14. Nice barn! I'm wondering too about smells making it to the house...wondering. :o) Looks like things are starting to thaw out there. Ha! about the dueling banjos - there are areas around us that make me wonder. Cute sign too!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  15. This is a lovely barn. Just look at all those windows and that cupola! It is strange that it's attached to the house, but it would make it easier to tend to the animals.

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  16. This is a handsome barn & house...didn't know they attached barns to houses, but seems quite practical, especially in the winter....don't know about that smell in the summer tho.

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  17. You had the perfect focal length for this farm! I love the barn and the attached house. The second shot makes it look like a lovely place to live. When we were in Maine two years ago we saw many barns attached to houses. Definitely practical in cold climates.

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  18. I'd love to come exploring with you! It looks and sounds thoroughly delightful! The red barn and farm house look so beautiful amongst the snow.

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  19. Yes, that sounds like work easy having barn attached to home. That’s a pretty neat capture on the picturesque barn and farmhouse. Love the entire setting

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  20. Wow I still see some remnants of snow in those pics!!

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  21. I love the idea of the barn attached to the farmhouse! I think I'd like that myself :) It is such a beautiful homestead! So interesting about how different Vermont is depending on where you visit.

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  22. That is quite a beautiful house/barn combination! Love the red pop! Hoping the door that separates the barn and house is smell and soundproof ;)

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  23. I am glad they like their animals up close and personal but I am not sure I would want them that close.

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  24. The second picture is so interesting to me!! Red and white, the perfect combination for a farm!!

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  25. You have really given us a good one this week....Beautiful...I have never heard of the barn being attached to the house but as you said I guess it makes sense in the winter time.....Always learning something new from you....

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  26. That is a HUGE barn!!! Most of the barns around here in Maine seem attached...but not ours. Interestingly enough, the way ours is set is the drifts of snow stay away from the main entrance. That's pretty cool planning, I'd say!

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  27. Dueling banjos, unabomber, hermits and communes???????? And you went there????? And it made your headache go away?????? Are you nuts??????

    I just saw a trailer last night for a movie about a guy that is stuck in his car under a mudslide...I don't think I will be watching the movie (I think it was called Detour), but the trailer made me very tense....wouldn't want to be buried alive under mud!!!

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  28. That is some picturesque scenery! LOVELY!
    Uh, I'd be concerned with the smells from the barn. :)
    Here in WV we have a lot of places that could be dueling banjo territory. Once we were looking at an old one room school house in the middle of nowhere that my husband had attended. A guy came down the hill and yelled at us for being on property. His wife later came down the hill and he told us she had a gun up on the hill. We never ventured back in that part of the country. :)
    I like the oh, be jolly sign. Why not - be happy, be jolly!

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  29. Loved Vermont the one time I went. I'm sure there was much more to see and some quaint colorful aspects I missed! :-) Love your barn shots! Wow...very pretty!

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  30. I lived in Germany while my husband was in the army and it is very common there to see the barns connected to the homes. This one is a beautiful example! Twyla

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  31. Oh my that's beautiful!

    Thanks for joining =)

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