Barn Mania

Tobacco Barn

Like most baby boomers, these structures covered in ivy green were once a vivid part of our youth! Since my grandfather owned a large farm, there were quite a few of these. They were tall and sturdy. They housed large burners that curred the tobacco. The guys would stand on the tier poles that ran horizontally across the barn to hang the tobacco sticks on the pole above them. The girls would loop the tobacco onto the stick and hand the sticks up to the first guy. While it was hard work, we still had fun.

There were several 🚜s on the farm. I learned to drive one at an early age. At that time I did not realize how beneficial that would be but proved to be when I started driving a car.

Prior to those nice tractors were the old mule and the old wooden wagon with rough hewn wheels that I could have sworn were square from the rough ride.

Here are more different types of barns:

This is the barn on my grandfather’s land. His old truck still sits there.
This is another barn on the same land.
This is one of the oldest I have found and it happens to be on the Quilt Trail.