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!

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

How many times do you find yourself saying that in today's "throw away" society?  I guess I'm old school. because I love old houses that are built like tanks, big iron horses from farm days gone past, and anything antique.  And I mean REAL antiques.  Not something that's just 20 or 30 days old.

So I squealed with absolute delight when I saw this covered bridge on the way to an auction outside of Liberty, Missouri last weekend.  Yes, it was built in 1999 but how many new covered bridges are being built nowadays?  This is the first I've seen.

As usual, click to biggify and get a better look at the pics.

I love the rustic look of the wood on this bridge.   And the flag is the icing on the cake.

Nice and cool in the shade of this bridge on a hot summer day!

The walkway is real brick!  Someone really paid alot of attention to the details when they built this.

The sky was beautiful Saturday - look at how blue it is!

If you look closely in the last picture, you can see our truck on the other side of the bridge with our new Swisher offset mower on the back.

Have a great day, everyone!

Couldn't resist linking this one up to this week's Barn Charm!


  1. What a new mower?? Now, I'm jealous! I can just imagine you pulling your new Swisher down the road and screaching to a halt to get a picture of that gorgeous bridge!! I'd call that a great day!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the bridge! Nothing like that in our little corner of the country.


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