Reflections From A Barn


I drove out in the country yesterday. Around here, the country means unpaved switchback, curvy, twisty roads with plunge-to-your-death dropoffs right off the road. Guard rails? Puh-leeze! No such thing. What makes me go out there? My family goes back in these West Virginia hills 200 years. My great-grandfather’s farm is a couple miles from here. You drive out this unpaved crazy road, ford a river (and I mean FORD a river, there’s no bridge) and there it is, hundreds of acres of family history. On up the road is my great-great-grandfather’s farm, and his house is still standing. None of this property is in my family anymore. I drive out there looking for For Sale signs, dreaming about taking back a piece of my roots. Maybe I will…….

I want a barn of my own. You? What do you have a hankering for in your secret heart of hearts?


  1. Cheryl S. says:

    A library room in my house, shelves filled with books. And a padded window seat so I can read them all in comfort. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cryna says:

    Great picture again today……and hope that one day you can get your own barn, and nothing would be so great as getting it on a part of your heritage…… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh Cheryl S. that sounds like a great wish……..a library room…….I can just visualize it…….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Estella says:

    Great pic!
    I want to move closer to my grandchildren.

  4. Tori Lennox says:

    I used to have a dream of buying the old family farm here in Arkansas, too. Now it’s being subdivided. *sigh*

    I would love a big library in my house, too! Lord knows I have plenty of books for one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And a media room with one of those honking big 60″ plasma HDTVs! Heaven!

  5. Jordan says:

    I actually have the same dream. I want to buy back the family farm. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. catslady says:

    Oh, Cheryl described my dream exactly :yes:

  7. Toni Anderson says:

    A beach house somewhere warm… Is that too much to ask?