The Harnisch Family

The Harnisch Family

Aug 26, 2011

Barn Burn!

The Harnisches have a couple farm places up in Snyder, NE.  Joe's dad, Jerry, still farms the land each year...Corn & beans...about 100 acres or so (I think). This compliments his job as a college professor nicely.  I don't think Grandpa Harnisch likes "down-time".  I know that his sons like to getaway from their "suit & tie" jobs and run out to the farm to help plant, harvest and just keep the property cleaned up.  Joe LOVES throwing on his old (tight ankle jeans) and boots.
The North farm place (where Fritz & Orlinda raised their four boys and lived most their life) had a few old wooden barns that have fallen in on themselves over the years.  Most of the good wood and windows have been retrieved from the piles, but now they just need to GO!
So, the local Fire Department came by and took care of it for us  :-)
 The firefighters hosed down the house, all the surrounding buildings, trees and grass in effort to preserve them.
 This is the Chicken Coup nearby (back in the day this was a fully operational farm with all sorts of animals, chickens, dairy cows, etc)...this coup did NOT get burned down, I just liked how the sun sun was setting behind the trees so I took it's picture  :-)
 setting it ablaze!
 It's building up...
 Mason watches and waits...
 Mason looking closely into the lens (I told him there was an elephant inside)...hehe
 Cousins Ash & Autumn
 Macy says "Let's get this PARTY STARTED!"
 Macy teasing uncle Ja

 Our little Diva girl, who is so cool she has to wear shades  :)
 Hi Macy!
 hosing it down to keep it under "control".
 The sun setting behind us.
 Most of our gang spectating.

 Movin' on to another barn down the hill

 Macy felt like pretty "hot stuff" sitting in the front seat of Grandma Harnisches car!

 Spraying the trees above with water...they got a little torched to say the least...but I think they're gonna be okay.
 that's a hot not open it.
 Jerry, Ja & Joe standing by.  (I think there is some sort of unwritten rule that states, when out at the farm one must wear dirty old tee's and really old jeans).
 Looks like Ashlynn is taking a pic  :-)
 why not?

 McKenzie thinks that's pretty cool.

 Mason and McKenzie try very hard to kick, rock and push this hay bail no avail.
 best seat in the house!
 Mason was doing the robot for me.
Pretty girls!

 look, I exist!  Joe took a pic of me  :-)
 This was toward the end of the night (Macy had been taking a nap with Grandma)...she looks a LITTLE tired, don't ya think??

 Grandpa and his girl (one of nine at least)  :-)
 Darkness has set's just about time for this Harnisch crew to take off!
 One last shot before we leave...this is the view from the highway.
I set the shutter speed was really slow here, it took about 35 seconds to complete this shot.  Had to keep it VERY still so it would not be too blurry.  I think it turned out pretty cool  :-)  Weird how it was pitch dark, but somehow the sky looks lit-up and blue.
It was a gorgeous night out at the farm!  Great to catch up and just "chill" with the family as we watched a piece of history burn to the ground.  Probably a little bittersweet for Joe's dad who grew up here.  At least it was only three buildings, there is still plenty left to the farm place!

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