New barns really do exist in Iowa!
This barn belongs to our neighbor, Dale. As in many cases, Dale is a part-time farmer. He works for the town's telecommunications company and he installed our internet. Dale used to farm our acreage when it belonged to the previous owner. When that owner passed away, a relative inherited the farmland.
Dale raises mules for fun; I know the small shed built onto the barn is for the mules, as is the paddock in the foreground.
Dale's daughter is our nurse at the local doctor's office. Can anybody say small town?