Project Athena - Day 79 (Barns)

Osborn Farmstead Barn

When I started this theme, I had know idea where it would lead me or who I would meet along the way. As it turns out, I am discovering some very cool historical barns that reflect the heart and soul that is Northern Colorado and some amazing people who are admirably dedicated to preserving the rich farming heritage history of this Northern Colorado area.

Timberlane Farm Museum is a quaint museum and working farm in Loveland. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Osborn family, who homesteaded this property back in 1860 and have passed it down through the generations. A free tour of the property includes walking through the two beautifully restored and historically furnished homes of the Osborn family as well as seeing various workshops with their old tools. You can also interact with some lively farm animals and walk through the two story, gambrel-roofed, two story barn Check out their website here.

I am beginning to understand what the barn symbolizes for me and why the fascination with photographing them, especially historical barns. It is metaphor for community and connection. It represents the healthy achievement of people who share a mutual goal that weathers the test of time. Smiling.

Timberlane Farm Barn, Built in 1934

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 18mm • F/22 • 1/20s • ISO 100