Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rural Thursday - Rustic Charm

It's been a very busy day at the homestead, 
but things have finally slowed down 
and the cabin is quiet now. 
The dinner dishes are done, Dennis is off to a meeting 
and I'm catching up on my blogging.  

Remember the red barn outside of Lyons, Colorado
that I showed you on Tuesday? 
Well, I thought it would be fun to zoom out 
and let you see more of this charming ranch. There's a newer home that you can't see (it's to the left in this photo), but I couldn't get a clear shot from the road and, honestly, you're not missing much. The old buildings are more interesting.

Here's a close up of the old house. I couldn't tell if this beauty is occupied now, or not. It sort of looks deserted.
I'm not sure, but I think the old red sandstone structure on the right is a root cellar. On the other hand, it could be the original house on the homestead. I'm so curious to know the history of this place.
This is the south side of the house (on the right if you're looking at the front of the house). Notice there are two chimneys in the photo, which means there are at least three chimneys total on the house (remember, there were two in the previous photo). Maybe multiple fireplaces or potbellied stoves heat the house?

Here's another shot of the barn and the tool shed next to it. I love, love, love that fence. 
(Did I mention I love the fence?)

And a closer look of the barn and shed, where you catch a glimpse of the funky barbed wire fence.

On another note, Paula is the winner of our artwork giveaway at A Joyful Cottage. Congratulations Paula!

So that's the news from our homestead. 
What's going on in your rural world?

Rural Thursday links up some of the best rural and simple living blogs on the net. Check it out.

And check out Friday's Fences, too!


  1. what a neat place! the red barn is always nice, but you're right. the fence makes it perfect!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always appreciate the time you take to do that.

  2. What?? No more snow??? I, too, love split rail fences; I featured one on my blog earlier this year, but it was shorter than this one. This would be a lovely place to visit.

    1. Well, I think you SHOULD visit. :)

  3. I love this place. I could totally see myself living there. (We've got two interior chimneys in our old house.) Have an awesome weekend, Nancy. Oh, and congrats to Paula. Lucky lady. :)

    1. I"m a bit behind on my socializing. Thanks for stopping by, Nancy. I had a feeling you would like this place. :)

  4. wow, such great views. no wonder you love it. zoom in & out. ha. ha!! (:

    1. Hi Beth! Thanks for hanging out with me today. :)

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    1. I know. I SO want to go inside it. Thanks for stopping in, Lisa.

  6. Your wonderful photos remind me of long ago and far away places I used to roam through.

    Thanks for sharing the beauty, Nancy.
    cheers :)

    1. My pleasure, Pam. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Blessings.

  7. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  8. Beautiful photographs! I just enjoy sharing with so many wonderful people on the blogs. You seem like a very special person, indeed, and I am glad I found you on Our World. Thanks for being my new blogger friend!


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