Saturday, April 6, 2013

They tore down the Old Barn --Awesome Video of barns & a Story!

I grew up on a farm with Three big Barns. When I moved away to start my own life one of the things I missed most were those old barns. So many memories of the Forts we built in the hay 4-H Sheep I raised in them, feeding & grooming my horses, Milking the cows, gathering eggs, storing hay for winter in them and the quiet strength of those old Barns. They were 100 plus years old when I was a child.
Our old Farm house and all the old barns are long gone and oh how I miss the farm and all the old Barns!
We had the main barn, a huge two story work barn, a huge Chicken coop, a small brewder house for baby chicks, a Pig Barn, two Machinery Sheds, Two corn Cribs, a Milk house & a small barn turned garage.
Threw the years I've found myself driving the country roads, noticing all the old barns thinking about all the memories that lay inside there broken down walls.
Our old barn looked alot like this One Only our Barns were all painted white.

We had an old machinery shed like this one 

Anyway A friend sent this video my way this morning....  between the pictures & the story, a flood of childhood memories danced around in my head of our old barns and why I love taking a drive down country roads checkin out all the old barns, wondering what secrets they hold... 
Take a minute, sit down, relax & enjoy this video...whether you like old barns or not, they provide a great story line and back ground for this video.
Happy Saturday

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This is just the cutest Re-Do I've ever seen ..I had to share it with you!

Howdy everyone....How many of you remember these old Console Television sets? I do..actually owned several.
Every time I had to throw one out I remember always thinking its such a shame to throw out that beautiful wood...wonder what if I keep the Shell if I could create something out of it. So a couple of times I tore the TV out and saved the shell only to throw it out years later when I hadn't thought of a single thing to use that wood for....How about it did you ever have the same thoughts?

Well finally somebody has found the cutest way to RE-USE the old console TV shell.
Now why I never thought of this is beyond me but I think its an awesome way to salvage & make use of that heavy duty beautiful wood.

They turned that old TV console into an indoor Doggy house complete with a bed and pictures.
Is that not just the cutest thing? If i had room in my trailer I'd be GoodWill shopping trying to find an old TV console to create Puddles his very own Doggie house and bed.

In fact I even thought of my nephew who takes his nap on a blanket in the middle of his MiMi's floor every day. I bet he would think it was pretty cool to take a nap in one of the bigger TV consoles painted up to look like a Firehouse or Garage...There goes that creative mind of mine again...

Anyway I had to share this cause who knows how many of you still have one of these old consoles sitting in the garage or barn just waiting to be Redone into a Doggie House Bed or a Kitty Cat House or even a napping spot for one of the Grand kids...

Have a great week!