As a suburban girl who was transplanted to the country 20 years ago, I am always fascinated by the barns in my county. I know my north Jersey friends will laugh, but I pass six large barns on the way to the grocery store and I love every minute of the drive (except when I am rushing and then my aggressive Jersey nature takes over!) I started working on some art quilts of barns last summer but I don’t think I posted them. The one above is from Keymar.
Over the past few weeks I have been working on the barns in the different seasons of the county. This one is next to SERRV (where I used to work).
The one below is of my neighbor’s barn (a much-loved subject). We took this photo after a snow storm in March of 1999.
Finally, here is a depiction of an abandoned farm along route 482 near Hampstead. I tried to show the missing barn walls and the general overgrowth that occurs when a property is no longer in use.