This old house is out on north of town. It sort of reminds me of my grandparents' old house before they had it torn down, especially because of the front porch on the right side of the house.
I took most of these yesterday(Friday) while I was driving back home from Montpelier. I had to take an ice scraper over and put in the car so Chuck would have it when he got home last night. Of course, he didn't need it once he had it. He needed one Monday night when he came home. The car was all frozen over, so he just had to start the car and let it run for a while.
This is off 400 East, if I remember correctly. I kind of took the scenic route coming back home.
This one with the grain wagon was also on my way home. Not exactly sure where I saw it. I was zig-zagging all over the place.
This old barn is in southeast Montpelier. I went with Lyle on Thursday and he was showing me some old buildings. I think I have posted another pic of this old barn back in the summer. This old farm was used as a German prisoner work farm back during WWII. Most of the buildings have fallen down, or in the process of falling down. The buildings that housed the prisoners are down, but the rubble remains. Only the barn and 5 outhouses still stand, in addition to a couple of grain bins. They are currently being used by whoever does the farming around there.
This is an old school house on State road 18 east of Montpelier. People lived in it for a long time, but has since been too run down to live in. When I lived with my grandmother, this house was on the way from Montpelier to her house out on county line road. Her house and barns are gone now and 2 other houses have been built on the property. I hate the way it looks now, but I guess that's because it's not home any more.
These two Red-tail hawks were sitting in the tree on the south end of Lyle's woods when I went out to the house the other night. One of them had been in the middle of the road feasting on a freshly killed opossum when I drove up.
Thisis an oil well that has recently been put in a field in Montpelier. That is the main reason Lyle took me out driving around on Thursday. This is on the corner right before my grandmother's old farm. I don't know how far they have gotten on drilling, but there are 3 huge storage barrels near it. You can see that there was a little bit of snow on the ground at the time.
Gonna get off here for now and get to bed.
Everybody take care and have a great week. Have a great Thanksgiving!