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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kentucky Tobacco Barn




Two examples of Kentucky tobacco barns on Old Frankfort Pike between Midway and Frankfort.  Sighting of these barns with tobacco hung in the ventilated structure so that it can cure until the proper moisture content to be ready for stripping is becoming less common as Kentucky farmers transition to other money crops.


Linking to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily .

15 comments:

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Neat old barns- I'm glad they are finding other crops to grow though.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

neat ones Faye, hope you are doing well. have a great week. ( :

Tanya Breese said...

hopefully tobacco will be a thing of the past, but at least we have these great barns!

Jan n Jer said...

Great barn...hope they find something else to make a living besides Tobacco.

Mari said...

I love all the black barns in Kentucky. We don't see that color used in Michigan.

Marie said...

Wonderful barn photos!

TexWisGirl said...

nice black/gray barns of kentucky.

Tricia Hays said...

Don't see many black barns around here, so when I see them on my blog I know they're in Kentucky!
Great shots =)

Brian King said...

I swear you're taking pictures practically in my back yard! haha! Love these barns! And there are so many to photograph.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Charming structures - and I'm also glad they are finding other things to grow.

Madge Bloom said...

Love the dark, weathered barns...

George said...

I think it's neat that your first two pictures do indeed have tobacco in them. Most of the tobacco barns I've seen are empty.

Carletta said...

How wonderful to find it hanging!
When we moved back here to WV five years ago I found an old Mail Pouch barn with tobacco inside. The field where it was grown was right beside the barn. They haven't planted any since then.
I notice Tanya's comment about tobacco becoming a thing of the past. I would hope that too but know with that the barns will also disappear.
Really nice finds!

Marie said...

A great barn! You are right, the old tobacco barns are few and far between now.

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