Friday, January 05, 2007

Hip-roofed barn

While the wooden grain elevators are icons on the prairies, there are other structures that could also qualify. The windmills and the hip-roofed barns are two others that come to mind. These, too, are disappearing from the landscape as they deteriorate and crumble. For those of us old enough to remember the many farms with these items it's also sad to see them going away. From time to time I'll include photos of these barns and windmills. There's a definite connection with them and grain elevators as the barns housed the animals and stored hay and straw from the fields that grew the grain that was hauled to the elevators. The windmills provided power to the pumps in the wells to water the livestock. Maybe the title of my blog be changed to, "Icons on the Prairies"?

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