A couple weeks ago, in a storm, I spotted an old barn right off the side of the road that I hadn’t seen before.  Not sure how I missed it as this is a well traveled route for us.


As you would expect, the building was full of “Keep Out” signs.  The condition of this old building and the signs led to a discussion about abandoned farmsteads and trespassing.  These photos were taken off the road and no one can stop you from doing that.    But the topic of trespassing is grey, in my opinion.  At the end of the day, don’t go on if you don’t have permission.  And if you do go on and you do get hurt, that’s on you.


I would imagine that while this property was running, it was a nice spot with a nice little ravine behind the barn, granery and the house.  And the wide open spaces.  And oh so close to the highway.



I drove by this old farmstead what seems to be 100 times during hockey try outs but never had the time to stop.  Just after Christmas we headed that way again for a weekend long tournament and thought this is my chance.


I didn’t call ahead to get permission to drive onto the property and sometimes road shots are far more intriguing.  I also don’t have much of a history but I’ll work on that too.

I had a good chuckle when I got back into the Jeep after taking a couple photos.  The coach from my son’s team had texted to see if we were okay.  My son took care of the text by replying “all good, my Mom just had to pull over to take photos of that old house.”


My new favorite hastag, #ipulledoverforthis