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By in Fan Blog on on May 17, 2016

Wild About Barns: The Next Chapter

Wild About Barns enters a new chapter today!   And we want you to turn the page with us!

We are a community, a family of barn lovers 60,000+ members strong, who love to explore, admire and preserve barns not just across America but the World! Our journey with WAB has been wonderful, crazy, stressful, life changing and eye opening. There are truly great barns and honorable people all over the globe with rich stories that deserve to be told.  We enjoy hearing all your stories and will continue to do so online.

Up to this point, WAB has been a self-funded family run business.   It was the determination and passion of Pamela Kettle, our creator and producer, that got Wild About Barns on the air and in to your hearts.

While we absolutely love bringing these barn stories to the television nearest you, the truth is, we can’t do it anymore.   We have reached out to partners, investors, TV Networks, etc…and all say that Wild About Barns is too niche for TV, too narrow an audience to attract advertisers.  We pushed back arguing that the horse industry is a $3 Billion dollar industry, full of passionate people with real purchasing power. But, we just couldn’t break the mold. (more…)

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By in Fan Blog on on Apr 25, 2016

Barn Bites: Goodbye Winter – Fan Photography Showcase

In this Barn Bites Fan Photography Showcase we see “Goodbye Winter” through the eyes of Wild About Barns fans!!

With each passing day the weather seems to be getting warmer! Flowers are blooming, the grass is green and thick. I’m never sad to say GOODBYE WINTER, HELLO SPRING!! That being said, there is something so magical about a barn in the snow….

 

 

 

Thank You so much to everyone who participated!! What should next week’s theme be?

Until next time,

Alyssa

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By in Fan Blog on on Apr 18, 2016

Barn Bites: Inside The Barn – Fan Photography Showcase

In this Barn Bites Fan Photography Showcase we see “Inside The Barn” through the eyes of Wild About Barns fans!!

We have quite a large collection of barn pictures from all over the world…but they are almost always the barn’s exterior. Many of these great old barns have an interior just as beautiful!

 

 

 

Thank You so much to everyone who participated!! What should next week’s theme be?

Until next time,

Alyssa

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By in Fan Blog on on Apr 14, 2016

Guest Blogger: Julie Hamilton-Saving The Barn ‘On Willow Pond’

Our barn’s repairs will cost over $70,000 and that will just cover exterior. As a real estate agent I cannot advise any acreage owner to spend that kind of money on a building that is not useful to future owners. Although a nice well-kept barn adds a lot of value to a property, fixing our barn will not add 70,000 to our property value. I would estimate half that. So how can I justify spending 70,000? I understand why people give up.

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By in Fan Blog on on Apr 11, 2016

Barn Bites: Silos – Fan Photography Showcase

In this Barn Bites Fan Photography Showcase we see “Silos” through the eyes of Wild About Barns fans!!

Barns and Silos are frequent partners on the horizon. They stand tall and proud, all built from different materials for different functionality.

 

 

 

Thank You so much to everyone who participated!! What should next week’s theme be?

Until next time,

Alyssa

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Red Barn

By in Fan Blog on on Apr 06, 2016

Guest Bloggers: Richard & Dee Meyer and their ‘Ole Red Barn’

This barn was built in 1927 for Carl Thomsen , great nephew of Richard L. Meyer, for use for horses, cows, and hogs at the cost of $3000.00. The barn housed stud horses that were well known in the area. Two of the original stud books from 1932 and 1934 are still in the family. Service was $10.00. The barn is still used for horses to this day; our granddaughter is the fifth generation to use it.

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Julie Hamilton - On Willow Pond

By in Fan Blog on on Mar 31, 2016

Guest Blogger: Julie Hamilton -Saving the Barn ‘On Willow Pond’

The challenges of saving a barn.
We are learning very quickly that saving a barn is not an easy task! My name is Julie Hamilton and my fiancée is David Werner. We have owned our property for 4 years. Located SW of historic river valley town Peterson, IA.  David and I have dreamed of saving our barn. We knew it would be a labor of love and a huge financial commitment. Now that our barn has a new purpose in our lives, we are more determined than ever. Our barn will become home base for our Barn Art Gallery and farm primitive/antique store.  “On Willow Pond Art and Antiques” follow along as we explore financial options, the actual reconstruction of our barn, and next gently adapting it to its new life as our art Gallery/Antique store.

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By in Fan Blog on on Mar 28, 2016

Barn Bites: All The Pretty Horses – Fan Photography Showcase

In this Barn Bites Fan Photography Showcase we see “All The Pretty Horses” through the eyes of Wild About Barns fans!!

For some, horses come as part of the territory when you regularly photograph barns, ever present on the horizon. For others, myself included, horses are the REASON for the barn, not just an accessory to the landscape. Regardless of which of these categories you fit into, we are so happy you stopped by for a minute to admire “All The Pretty Horses” with us!

 

 

Thank You so much to everyone who participated!! What should next week’s theme be?

Until next time,

Alyssa

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By in Fan Blog on on Mar 25, 2016

Barn Bites: Quilt Barns – Fan Photography Showcase

In this Barn Bites Fan Photography Showcase we see “Quilt Barns” through the eyes of Wild About Barns fans!!

The origin of the first barn quilts varies depending on who you ask but one thing we know for sure is, BARN QUILTS ARE AWESOME!! I’ve wanted to make one for my own barn for quite some time and this gallery provided the perfect inspiration!

 

 

Thank You so much to everyone who participated!! What should next week’s theme be?

Until next time,

Alyssa

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By in Fan Blog on on Mar 14, 2016

Barn Bites: Red Barns – Fan Photography Showcase

In this Barn Bites Fan Photography Showcase we see “Red Barns” through the eyes of Wild About Barns fans!!

We have a serious love of classic red barns….and we know we aren’t alone! Enjoy this collection of 46 of the most stunning red barns in the World, photographed by WAB fans just like you!

 

 

Thank You so much to everyone who participated!! What should next week’s theme be?

Until next time,

Alyssa

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