The everyday of our family farm
I've been sitting looking at that for several minutes trying to imagine the inside of 'barns I have known'. As a youngster I was in many barns and I don't recall wrinkly tin/corrugated iron being used for walls in the way that you find it in New Zealand and, apparently, in Australia too. On the Island all our barns are very much domestic rather than commercial and have huge thick stone walls as protection against our occasional hurricane force winter winds.
Timber and iron are what most barns and shearing sheds are made out of around here. We have limited stone in our soils locally hence the non use of stone but in other parts of Australia stone was used in construction for both shearing sheds and houses. The timber in this shearing shed would have been locally sourced mainly Murray Pine which is resistant to white ants, hence why it is still standing after 100 years.
Unlike farmers who rarely have that luxury.
Don't these places deliver lovely textures and light, I love them.
Is this a shearing shed?
Yes it is Kylie. Last time it was used as a shearing shed was in 1991. We haven't had sheep on the property since then.
Not very often!!! Take care Diane
Nice light and composition. A very interesting picture. I'll bet it's HOT in there in the summer!
lovelya lovely light