Abandoned Farm

I came across this vacant farm and wondered about its story.  Did the owners leave because  they became too old for the rigours of farming?  Or was the farm no longer viable in today's more industrial type of farming so they sold up and moved to town?  I'll never know, but what I saw was an abandoned farm, no longer used, run down and falling apart.  It spoke of a time gone by and I felt a sense of loss.  

 Looking up the Lane

Looking up the Lane

 Farmhouse and Small Barn

Farmhouse and Small Barn

As I moved closer several turkey buzzards flew from the upper level of the house and the large barn.  They were roosting there which added further to the sense of desolation.   

 Corn Crib

Corn Crib

The corn crib is empty but the fields had been planted and the corn harvested. So perhaps the farm was sold and the previous occupants are now settled into a new life with money to enjoy it. I hope that's how the story played out.