Back a few years ago, 2013 to be exact, while barnstorming I came upon this farm in Rome Twp. Ohio which was up for auction and had a beautiful old dairy barn and silo.
In June of this year, I returned to find the barn in a state of demolition. It looked like perhaps some of the lumber was being recycled as the barn was being somewhat carefully disassembled.
The barn, largely still standing was now open air with the loft walls having been removed.
The immensity of the barn became evident as I got closer and caught a glimpse inside.
Then, once inside, the sheer volume and complexity of it’s construction became clear. It seemed a shame that this barn, still quite sound, was losing it’s life.
Yet, in one corner of the barn I found this nest of barn swallows. There was, at least for some short period of time, some life in this barn after all.