Yesterday (Saturday) was a perfect day for a little road trip,
I needed to see me some barns,
smell me some country air and
drive me some gravel roads
There are some amazing old barns in Fillmore county, to see them
brings a sense of remembrance to the lives of the people
that settled around this area over the years.
I was lucky enough to have the coordinates for the first barn,
I've seen pictures but really wanted to see it in person,
so Rick plugged in the numbers and away we went.....
Only about 40 minutes from home....perfect
Time to kick up some gravel
Here's the beauty...
The Waller - Ahern Round Barn located
south east of Chatfield in Fillmore County
Stone foundation, weathered wood...love the gray color
The barn sits right across the road from the Ahern home
It was built in 1900
I found some literature on the Ahern barn, "visitors are encouraged to take pictures from the road,
this working farm still has livestock on it, so for safety sake
the owner requests visitors to stay outside the fence".
(you know I wanted to go inside that fence)
My next post will feature a drive through barn, it was featured in out local newspaper last week,
which sparked my curiosity to go check it out myself...stay tuned