Friday, August 6, 2010

Barn Chicks

I've joined in with Karen at Brayton Homestead Interiors 
for her Barn Party! I'm sure each and every one of the participants
is either a 'Barn Chick' or one at heart!

I'm sharing pictures of barns that have somehow
been a part of my life or
have touched my
in some way!

~I first set eyes on this barn when I was 9 years old~

~same barn~
I was totally horse CrAzY!
I came here to look at my first horse...
(He really was a Shetland, Welsh mix),
Here's the thing about my first horse (okay pony),
this should be a
to anyone out there
thinking of buying their
child a horse or pony...
he was a beautiful boy
palomino colored 
(Yeah, that was another
issue sad story), he'd buck
me off, rear up and hit me
in the head, try his darnedest
to rub me off on the porch rail
or anywhere else he could...
I so badly wanted to love him
even though he seemed to hate me.
the day I got my (real) horse,
then he'd whinny at me and run the fence
trying to get my attention when I was leaving
on my horse. That's when I first realized
he'd changed his mind and wanted to
be my friend, but sadly I'd moved on...

~Jennings Park Barn~

I first came to this barn a little later, when my
4-H club
'Renegade Riders'
came to clean it out as a club project.
It was still a smelly old barn and we
cleaned it out and were able to
have a big Halloween party there
as payment, it was so much
Today the whole farm is utilized as
a park with many things to do for
all ages, I take my grandchildren
there to play!

# 3

This barn came into my life when I was in Jr. High,
I met Kathy at school, she'd just got
a horse and was renting a pasture and Barn
yep, this is it, but it was old and white
back then!
I have to say this barn is very close to
the school I work at. I've always
daydreamed about buying it and
living there, it has a creek that
runs below the knoll behind it!
It's being taken care of and almost
looks like it could be used as an
artist studio or something?!


This beautiful barn is on our route to the river where we
take our dog to swim and I hunt for heart rocks
for my collection!
I've always admired it and now after meeting Mary
the owner, (who has a business in the milk house,
to the left), I'm happy to know it's truly loved!
This next picture is on her property as well, it
must house a tractor!

~worth an honorable mention~
Looove those barn doors!


This grand barn is truly beautiful, I'm not sure if it's
but it's used for weddings or whatever you'd
like to rent it for!
It's just across the freeway from the
river road barn
the white fencing is beautiful
and holds the most gorgeous
draft horses I've ever

~Beautiful Farm Boys~

~This windmill was out in the middle of the horse pasture~



 my little garden 'barn' shed!


I hope you've enjoyed the barns that have
in some way

Please go visit all the other
'Barn Chicks'
and see their beautiful barns!

Always a Barn Chick,


Julie Marie said...

Oooh Debbie, all of the special barns in your life are just wonderful! I love each and every one of them... your little barn shed is precious! The horses are so beautiful and the photo of the windmill is so nostalgic looking... thanks for sharing! xoxo Barn Chick Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

Love your barn stories. My first "horse" was a burro. Saddest thing to ride you ever The barns are all beautiful..and I love your own "little" garden barn. Diana

Linda said...

I love all your barns, Debbie and enjoyed reading your stories about them! I love your little barn, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comments!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

beutiful barn images with a lovly tale of each` so special, thank you fot taking the time to share.
thanks for joining my BARN CHICK party...


Olive Cooper said...

Debbie, each of your barn are pretty and special. I especially like your shed. hugs♥olive

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Debbie,
Those barns are so wonderful! I love old barns!!

Your little barn garden shed is beautiful! :)


Kelly said...

I love your little barn-shed~ I did a post a few days back where someone took a similar barn-shed and converted it into a dreamy oasis!!
I've been wanting one ever since I can remember~ Lucky you!! :) said...

Love your barns:) And I hear you about buying an animal with a certain name. I named one of my dogs 'Barklee' and he grew into that name perfectly, barking all...of...the...time;)lol
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Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I loved each of your barns, thier gorgeous, and also loved the story that went along with them! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Rebecca said...

All the barns were beautiful and so well kept up-but your little barn is adorable!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What wonderful barns and stories to go along! I am loving the pic of the horses!


Uncovered Ruby said...

These are beautiful pictures of all the barns you love! I can't decide which I like best, I drool over all of them :-). The barn that you helped fix up as a child is lovely and sooooo wonderful that you take your grandchildren to now, that's a legacy.
So nice to meet another Washingtonian blogger!
Your newest follower, Lisa :-)

Uncovered Ruby said...

Oh, p.s. Welsh mix ponies...this made me laugh. I used to ride one too, and all he wanted to do was bounce me up and down on the same trail and go nowhere else that I wanted to, stubborn to a T!!

Anonymous said...

Your garden barn is awesome and to be very proud of.
You have had a lifetime of wonderful barn interaction!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great barns, Debbie...especially since they have memories for you. Thanks for sharing their significance in your life.

I'm just now visiting from the Barn Chicks party. Better late than never, right?

I was so busy looking at the barns and reading your post that I didn't realize, until I joined you as a follower, that we have the same background for our blogs.

Have a blessed weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage