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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Keeping outside the fence...

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


  1. I know exactly how you feel. We got our country drive in yesterday, although we did not find anything as interesting as that round barn. It's beautiful. Yes, I would have had a difficult time staying on the other side of that fence.

  2. Neat pictures of the barn.
    Your lucky you went Sat.
    Floods every where on Sunday.

  3. Wow! That is one amazing barn! Love it!

    1. Thanks Jill, only one of a dozen I want to visit in Minnesota.

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    1. Agreed! I love barns especially unique ones!

  5. Anonymous6:14 PM

    Jackie....Love round barns!!! Love your blog!!! Hugs, Doreen

    1. Thanks Doreen, I got part two of the barns coming soon...hope you come back to visit!, enjoying your blog as well :)

  6. Very.cool.barn!
    You are such the traveler! I don't like driving and cars enough to do that! However, if there were flea markets and antique/junkmarkets on the way, I'd def do it!

    1. I just love the country and barns and old buildings and....well you know, I've blogged enough about it :)