Mennonite farm, Christian County, KY
This set of new farm buildings belongs to a Mennonite family. It's one of dozens that have sprung up around Christian County (KY) in the twenty years that we've lived here. This farmstead has appeared in the last year or two along Pilot Rock Road. The low, wide building at right is probably a dairy barn. The big, square, 2-story house is classic Mennonite architecture -- utilitarian, no waste on ornamentation.
Everything in the photo is not new, though. The silos and corn cribs may be 50 years old or more. The Mennonites often purchase old, unused silos and grain bins at "English" farms, tear them down, move the pieces, and rebuild them.