Standing guard. And the test of time.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Standing guard. And the test of time.

Around the great state of New Mexico we have a number of old places that have withstood the test of time.

Not only the old homesteads but the outer structures as well. The out buildings like the sheds and the barns were essential for the survival of any rancher or farmer here in New Mexico.

These needed to be made to last. These homes barns and other outer structures needed to withstand the brutal winds and sun of the New Mexico plains.

I was on my way to a home inspection when I ran across this barn that has withstood the test of time.

I pulled over and took the picture.

Old barn in New Mexico.Notice anything in the tree? Looks like a sentry standing guard on the old barn.

A hawk stands guard.

This hawk was standing guard on the old structure.

I could almost hear the Hawk say "Hey someone has to do it".

Enjoy the shots every one.

Have a great day Active Rain Members.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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I love seeing photos of old barns Clint, I am amazed at how long they have been standing.

Jan 24, 2014 01:05 PM #13
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Good morning, Clint. Folks constructed the old barns to last. There are several in this area that are over hundred years old.

 

Jan 24, 2014 06:48 PM #14
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It needs to be guarded like we guard our homes.  Just think the barn attracks mice and mice attrack snakes all food sources for the hawk.  He/she is just guarding their food source. 

Jan 24, 2014 07:39 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Wayne,

Good looking barn for being at 100 years old.

Have a good day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:38 PM #16
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Hi Grant,

Thanks a lot.

And thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:39 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
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Hello Barbara,

I hope not, we have had enough of them lately.

Have a good weekend in Franklin.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:40 PM #18
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Debbie,

There are not that many wood barns left in New Mexico. This is one still in use.

Have a great day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:41 PM #19
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Hi Roy,

This is true. If they could only tell us the stories if days gone by.

Have a good weekend in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:42 PM #20
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Hello David,

These buildings around here have to stand up to a lot of bad weather. Winds are always blowing hard here.

Have a good weekend in Atlanta.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:44 PM #21
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Hi Barbara,

So how did the inspection go? I hope you sell your home quickly. Not like you don't know the owner. LOL

Have a great weekend in Rockwall.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:46 PM #22
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Hi Kathleen,

Yes there is. I try to get shots when I can.

Have a good day in San Jose.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:47 PM #23
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Hi Adrian,

Still pretty square for today and being so old. The hawk was really cool.

Have a nice day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:48 PM #24
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Hi Anita,

Kinda like a bunch of questions like, who built it, when was it built, has it ever been re built or damaged? There are a lot of things to ask.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:50 PM #25
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Hi Rob,

I was thinking of you when I stopped. I'm not trying to corner the barn market from you. Not enough of them here.

Have a great weekend in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:52 PM #26
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Thanks Jim,

Kinda hard to miss this guy.

Have a great weekend in California.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:53 PM #27
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Hi Tom,

Most all were built to last for a couple of lifetimes. This one sure has.

Have a great weekend in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:54 PM #28
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Hi Michael,

I think this one is close to if not older than 100 years. This one is the original barn for this farm.

Have a good day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:55 PM #29
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Hi James,

True, The hawk was waiting for breakfast. I bet it found it too.

Have a nice day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 24, 2014 09:56 PM #30
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Nice photos, Clint. I'm sure he enjoys his guardianship of the barn. 

Jan 25, 2014 03:14 AM #31
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Hi Toni,

I think this hawk had been guarding this place a long time.

Have a very good day in Trinity.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 25, 2014 09:21 PM #32
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