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!

The Old Granary and Mill

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

For this week's Barn Charm hop, I thought I would feature something a little different, but still related to the whole barn theme.  When we were in Jamesport a couple of weekends ago, I couldn't help but snap some photos of the granary\mill and the farm elevator and silos across the highway from each other.

I love how the camera captured the sun's rays on what was a beautiful day.  Isn't that a cool building?  The bottom had been converted into someone's house and children were laughing and playing outside.

That's the Farmer's Elevator in case you can't read that faded paint.  This building isn't in use any more except by kids looking for a place to graffiti.  It's still a cool building, though.

Standing at the bottom of the silo looking skyward.  I love the texture in this picture, with the steel bands and rust patterns reaching for the blue sky.
And here's a look at the whole thing put together.

To tell you the truth, there were so many wonderful photo opportunities in Jamesport that I was overwhelmed!  I'll be prepared when I go back for the quilt auction on the 13th, though.  So prepare to be Jamesport'd again!  ;-)


  1. I LOVE it!! I am from Springfield and am DYING to get to Jamesport. I have heard it is so much fun. Thank you for sharing your pictures! :)

  2. We visited Jamesport many years ago and loved the experience. Must go back sometime. Great pictures!

  3. Well, how neat would that be to repurpose this ol place?! I'd sure like to tour the grounds & see what's been left & even how the business was ran. Very cool post

    Thank you much for joining =)

  4. i love all the different views. so great. (:


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