King Midas Barn

I’ve been by this barn many times, today I had time to stop and grab a quick photo.

King Midas Flour Ghost Sign. Rural Carver County, MN

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More Bones

Various farm houses that caught my eye.

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It’s Got Nice Bones

Farmhouse Rural Cottonwood County

Farmhouse Rural Cottonwood County

I’ve taken a few photos of this house and really like the style of it.  I think it could have been quite nice in it’s day.  In fact it could look stunning redone with cedar shake shingles and a new exterior and paint.  I’m sure it’s been open to the elements so long though that there is no point.  It would need a complete rebuild.

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Still Waiting

DSCF4190Still waiting for Spring to arrive and green things up so I can capture scenes like this traditional red barn.

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Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape Carver County MN

Winter Landscape Carver County MN

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Westbrook Farmers Elevator

Westbrook Farmers Elevator

October 2011

A going concern since the late 1800’s or early 1900’s it finally succumbed to the times and closed it’s doors in the early part of the 21st century.  Over the years I think a couple of primary reasons for closing the doors were the loss of the railroad that ran beside the elevator and the availability of semi trucks to easily haul the grain a little further to a an elevator that was thriving – which usually meant one situated next to a rail line.

I’m not sure how many we’re employed here when it was thriving, but regardless, any job loss in a small town is felt.  Westbrook Farmer’s Elevator, you will be missed.

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Old Country School

Old Country School in rural McLeod County.

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