Sunday, September 16, 2012
Yesterday morning found J. and I at an auction in Pleasant Hill, Missouri about 4 miles north or Harrisonville off Route 291. The auction was a hoarder's dream and most of it looked like it hadn't been taken care of. While I waited for J. to big on some tools, I amused myself with a box of "Successful Farming" magazine from the 1950's. Had we stuck around longer, I would have bought them and had great fun with the content here, but we didn't stick around.
But what was pleasant about this little auction in Pleasant Hill was the opportunity for me to get up close and personal with an exquisite example of the charming old barns that dot our great state.
She has obviously seen better days, but she's absolutely captivating.
Just look at that roof line. And the lightning rods at the top!
I love the horseshoe over the doorway. Apparently, I wasn't the only one mesmerized by this old barn's charm, because I could hear children playing and singing inside the barn, but I wasn't daring enough to fold myself through that child-sized door and go inside.
The property was for sale as well because the elderly owners were moving into town. I overheard an old-timer say that an inspector had looked at the old farmhouse and recommended that it be torn down. I certainly hope the barn doesn't meet the same fate.