Scattered Memories Of Life In The Barn

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Barn 90120BW” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

In the depth of my memory my grandfather’s barn is a prominent fixture. I believe that I must have spent as much time in the old one room schoolhouse that became his barn as I did in the woods. That’s the thing about a one lane road lifestyle. We sleep in houses but we live in barns. Our small barn was little more than a place to keep the grain and hay. There was a few scattered antique farm tools and I remember seeing shoes for oxen. After a couple of years of shots to treat my allergies I was able to go into the barn without having an episode. My brother and I would listen to my grandfather’s stories about France in World War Two and go to the old barn with our BB guns and pretend to be pinned down behind enemy lines with the barn as our base of operations and corn cobs for grenades. Later in life the barn was also a makeshift gym where grain sacks became weights and hay bales were punching bags. Of course there was plenty of actual work in the barn and there was days when the dog and I would just sit on a stack of hay bales and think about stuff. That barn had to be torn down years ago but every time I pass a barn it all comes back to me. The sweet smell of fresh grain and hay as well as the feel of well weathered wood will forever return me to childhood.

Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.

If you would like to Follow me on Facebook the web address is

If you’re enjoying my blog and don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website.

Have you checked out the Zazzle Store?

I’m now using Zazzle to fulfil orders. What this means for you is a secure way to place an order, discount codes & a broader product selection! Simplymessage me on Facebookoruse the contact form on my websiteand tell me which image you want and I’ll reply with a direct link to where you can place the order.

Clicking on the photo takes you to

Lastly, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographer

Thank you again for your support of my page!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s