I am fascinated with old buildings on the ranch and on properties nearby. I have been curious about this one for a while. Any guesses?
I don’t have a lot of details. But, it is clearly made of adobe bricks, a common building material in New Mexico. Adobe is considered a durable material. And, because of its thermal mass, it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
I happened to ask Granny if she knew how the building was used. She is certain it was once a hen house.
A round, adobe chicken coop–cool chicks in the summer and hot chicks (well, warm chicks, anyway) in the winter. How cool is that?