This old barn and buggy shelter is on the grounds of Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. I'm hooking this Barn Charm entry onto a series of posts this week about this living museum for the Shaker agricultural, architectural, religious, and cultural lifestyle.
Here's a couple more photos of the Shaker farm/gardens. An herb garden--not sure about the little building. May have been an old "necessary" since close to one of the Shaker dwellings:
And there was a trio of these Scottish Highlanders busily clipping grass in a field by the village path. You coulld actually hear them chewing--very efficient. And no, they were not wearing black galoshes:
For more charming barns be sure to check out the Barn Charm meme at Bluff Area Daily .
___________ Post 1 Shakertown Series____________
On this first rainy Sunday of December seems like everyone is busy saying goodbye to Thanksgiving and getting out the Christmas decorations. All this flurry reminded me of another rainy day last December in the Bluegrass state. Spent the afternoon with friends at a holiday lunch at Shakertown, an historic Shaker settlement and farm at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. The architecture, interior design, furnishings, food --and even the holiday decorations--display the Shaker belief in simplicity, function and beauty. So, this week I thought I might share some snapshots of that day and remind us all of the simple gifts of the season.
This is the main path through the village, lined on either side by white fences. On this rainy day, post lanterns were adorned simply with greenery and red bows, accenting the classic Shaker architecture, which is all symmetry and grace, and the countryside beyond the fences.
So, if you enjoyed these first views of Shakertown be sure to come back thoughout the week and I'll share some photos of Shaker interiors and furnishing which are so famous for their simplicity, beauty, and function.