Sam Burnham, Curator
An old barn standing along a country road might be the sort of thing that one would overlook. There’s not much there to occupy the modern attention span. It’s not flashy. It’s not sleek or glamourous.
It wasnt built for those reasons.
At the same tome, some current trends do lead to a new purpose for barns. A farm wedding fad has landowners adding wet bars, dance floors, restrooms, even stage lighting to host grand parties .
I personally like any idea that gives an old barn a purpose. To see one standing along a roadside is treat. To see one serving its original intended purpose is even better.
Mostly I love the quietness that I find. An old country road is often far from the traffic gridlock and noise pollution that comes along with modernity. To get out of it all, if only for a short time, is a respite, an oasis in a desert of noisy chaos.
There’s no bold revelation here. No stirring appeal to action. It’s just a few thoughts and a picture of an old barn standing along a country road. Judging by the number of page visitors lately, I’m assuming I’m not the only person who loves such a find. If you know someone else who does, please feel free to share this with them.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire