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American Farm House

Farm houses like this one dot the midwest.  They were economical to build and to add onto as the farm and family grew.  This one is in Southwestern Minnesota.  There is only one other building, a corn crib and the … Continue reading

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Gone with the wind

I wonder what this farm site would have looked like just a couple of years ago.  I ran across this fallen weathered building near Lake Benton, MN last summer.  The windmill aside from missing the blades looks nice and straight.

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Goodbye Old Barn

I’ve photographed this barn on occasion for the last few years.  It’s close to my home and I often pass it when I’m ranging out on a photo shoot.  The last time I went by, it was gone. Here it … Continue reading

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Grainery in Decay

Here is a building they are making no more of.  Grainerys were forerunners to the modern day grain elevator and date back to 9500 BC.  The grainery above is also what some would refer to as a corn crib.  That … Continue reading

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Better days behind

I was really something, still am in some ways.  I’m made of oak timbers that have weathered all the storms the prairie could throw at me.  My silo stands steadfast at my side.  Between us we can house the animals … Continue reading

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Coming Up Empty

This corn crib is a rarity these days.  I still see a few of the round ones around, but very few of the rectangular ones are left.  The emptiness and the cold grey of the day seem to work hand … Continue reading

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Outbuilding Collective

This looks like an amalgamation of out buildings from one or more farms.  They were probably consolidated to allow for storage of equipment or other items that might be used when needed.  Some of them have fallen into various states … Continue reading

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