Life in Christian County,Kentucky... The Rural Life...
You may have read my complaints about weather blowing into barns and weakening the structural members. This picture shows why I make dire predictions about such barns!
This barn may have been poorly built to start with or it may have been attacked by termites -- I don't know! -- but I suspect that one reason for its collapse was a lack of repair and upkeep.
In its current state, it's actually become a liability rather than an asset. About all that can be done with it now is to tear it down and haul it off or invite the volunteer fire department to come and burn it.
Another building of equal size would cost some serious money. There's truth in the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.