I managed to stay in one county during today’s barning trip. I came full circle today at least twice and I drove past a couple places I know I’ve seen on other trips. Barn trips have taken me to Wright County before, but it truly outperformed itself this time.
It can take a good hour or so to get into barn country even after leaving the Metro area. I’ve discovered there is a layer of suburbia after the suburbs. Newer homes with large acre lots, lake cabins and smaller hobby farms don’t lend themselves to a HBQ (High Barn Quotient.) Once I got out there though, Wright County did not disappoint!
This abandoned farm house takes first place for today’s tour. I’ve never seen the remains of a brick facade over the wooden interior. It was one of those “so that’s how they do it” moments. The farm site included a worthy barn and other outbuildings still intact. Someone was planting in the field nearby and there was some traffic on the road. I thought if I stayed near the driveway entrance long enough that someone would stop and ask what I was doing. That would have given me the chance to ask for permission to walk around the site instead of getting pictures from the road. But, from the road it was!
Pelicans are huge birds! I never knew how big pelicans are until I saw a flock today from the shore of a Wright County Lake. You’ve got to see one for yourself some day! If you haven’t been to Minnesota yet and you like bird watching, now is the time to visit just about any lake in the state. My camera could use a stronger zoom lens to get shots like this but I used what I had available. I think things worked out just fine with a barn even appearing in the background.
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