Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Just for Fun: Barn Time!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

While making our way home from the auction on Saturday, we took the long route through the countryside surrounding Gardner and Olathe, Kansas and came across some really cool barns.  While not really a barn, this little corner feed store is one of my favorites.   There didn't seem to be anyone around and the place seemed out of business.  

I'd love to have a sign like that on the side of our shed, but they go for big bucks!

See this old feed mill and more old barns over at this week's Barn Charm Hop!


  1. What a cool place! I wonder how long it's been there? Nice find!

  2. oh, wow... trying to think where i saw one similar to this. great shot. so cute. tiny barn. (:

  3. I bet at one time it was a thriving business.

  4. Great structure!
    And I love the name of your blog.

  5. Welcome everyone! I hope you're enjoying the barn charm hop as much as I am and thanks for stopping by.

    Tanya: Me too! I was imagining having a ton of little chicks in there all peeping away and ready to be taken home.

    Dr. Momi: Thank you! Glad you stopped by.

    Beth: Ihese seem to be few and far between. I'd never seen one this small, so I had to snap a pic.

    heyBJK: I don't know, but I was wondering the same thing.

    Rose: Yes, depressing to think about that. So sad...

    Cass: Thank you! There's actually a story behind the "cranky puppy", and I guess I oughtta tell it on here sometime. :-)

  6. Neat old building. I love the sign too!

  7. An important part of the agricultural community in years gone by, but sadly so many of these small businesses are gone now. It must have been a bustling place years ago.

  8. It does look to go back a few decades, doesn't it!

    Thanks for joining =)

  9. Cute building. Reminds me very much of a historic market near where I live, that is now owned/operated by the National Park Service. It is only open throughout the summer months (serving tailor made sandwiches, coffee, and of course ice cream cones) being connected to the historic state park it sits at the edge of. I hope someone does something with this building. It's a charmer that should not be lost.

    Noteworthy Musings - Barn Charm #77


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