This week's hunt subject is "out-of-date, old, or antique". This is a photo of a German barn. They are also called Pennsylvania or Sweitzer barns. Their building tradition was imported by German settlers in the 1800's. What makes them different from other barns is that they are quite massive and were designed to centralize operations into one barn instead of scattering them into multiple ones. Also, they have a cantilevered floor, called a forebay, that extends over the feedlot above the basement level. In other words, the second level extends over the first. I have gone past these barns at times and have seen hay being dropped from the second level into the first to feed the animals. The second level can be accessed easily from the ground at the back of the barn because these barns are actually built into the side of a hill. Alot of times you will see hex signs on the side of them. I live near Amish country and have seen some of these barns still in use. This barn is about eight miles from my home. I don't think it is in use. Perhaps a family even lives in it. It just looks too well-kept.
I will post all of the submissions tomorrow morning for "out-of-date, old, or antique". If you want to participate, please leave your link by sun-up tomorrow! Thanks and have a lovely day! xox