Inside an old barn, a special world exists. A world encased beneath a sky of dusty rafters and a floor of hay. Slivers of sunlight stream through cracks illuminating buckets hanging from rusty nails, forgotten tools, lengths of scratchy rope. Beyond the barn walls a busy world rushes by, but inside, time passes unhurriedly with amazing grace.
In 2004, this wonderful old barn was added to the National Register of Historical Places for agricultural significance based on architecture and engineering. Last year it was damaged during straight line winds (tornado?). The Wildy barn (Mississippi County, Ar) may or may not be standing today—I’m not certain— but I’m glad to have taken this picture when I had the chance.
Such a slice of Americana.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Walking Plow – Joe Pancersewski