Not long after we acquired Le Rustique two years ago, we discovered these standing ruins of an old homestead on the country road that runs south of our road. I took a bunch of pictures of the buildings, because I was sure they would topple over momentarily. [Side Note: Only about a mile away as the crow flies, this terrain is nothing like the terrain of our property. I guess that's the nature of the Ozark Plateau.]
|An old homestead. The land is brushed and fenced, but there appears |
to be no other activity anywhere near it.
|I think it's square on its rock foundation, but the main structure is a little askew.|
|Part of the old tin roof looks like it was hit by a meteorite, but I guess it just collapsed |
as its underpinnings lost the battle to neglect.
Off and on this month the March winds have lived up to their bad-ass hype, though, and the inevitable finally happened.
|The old barn stands no more.|
|And Missouri loses another barn and a bit of its heritage.|
Linking up with
Barn Charm ♥77♥ over at Bluff Area Daily
Be sure to check out some of the plethora of barns there, many of which are presented by "real" photographers, as opposed to my point-and-shoot method.