Photo Friday “Old Barn” March 30, 2012

We saw this unique old barn on a day trip to a state park in our area. It was a beautiful, sunny day–perfect for taking pictures. My oldest son actually took much better pictures of this barn than I did. He won a champion ribbon at our county fair with his.


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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4 Responses to Photo Friday “Old Barn” March 30, 2012

  1. velvetreign says:

    beautiful photo.

  2. Pam Johnson says:

    I love the picture of the old barn! Lacy took a picture of an old barn about a mile and 1/2 from where I grew up and won a purple ribbon in 4-H on that photo too! I think old barns have so much character!

    • jheem says:

      You are so right Pam! These barns are disappearing rapidly, so hopefully pictures like the ones Lacy took will help preserve these beautiful old structures!

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