I had some time, maybe a half hour, and an itch. I decided to look for details on a crummy day. The lighting on the mountains was saturated and impressive but overcast below but I didn't see anything. I focused on detail on a day when the camera couldn't be tipped up. I didn't figure to have long and I had some things to do. This chute led to the barn and dairying shed. It was probably used for the dairying operation.
Out here the textures and patinas rule and I don't always pay enough attention. It is not always possible figuring out what farmer Braley had in mind. This was definitely a cattle chute and it led to the dairy shed. There is no doubt that the mosses on the north side are showy and aid in the on coated, aging native lumber. Even the creosoted post can only last just so long. Curious textures can be spotted in the weathering wood for as long as it holds up. I suppose someone could look at this and date it.