April 19, 2012
“I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.” ~ Johnny Carson.
Here's another interesting SOOC for you. This old place was almost hidden by trees, and leaning precariously - we spotted it from an old country road and went to explore it. Places like this are facsinating to me, as they make me wonder what the stories are. If I can find no one to ask, and that was the case here, I generally try to make up a story that seems plausible given it's location and surroundings.
The immediate surroundings for this one included: a fairly new pump jack (oil well) that was working (pumping oil into a storage tank), then behind this old building there was an old broken down & rusted tractor,behind the shack were thick woods and there was some old farming equipment scattered around the shack..
No one was around to ask questions about the history of this place................
So here's my "made up" story........
This was once a working farm belonging to hard-working people who made their living plowing the ground, planting crops, harvesting and selling those crops. They used this old barn to store small farm implements and to sometimes store grain in it in toe-sacks to feed their small herd of cattle that provided meat and milk to the family. Then, the black-gold of the Beverly Hillbillies kind was found, they said, "To heck with farming, let's move to the city."
Who knows what the real story is, but that's mine and I'm sticking to it. :-))
Enjoy nature and the old things around you today my friends for they have withstood the test of time, and who knows what interesting story that they could tell us?
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