Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Snippets from the road

Welcome to my 2nd blog...this one will be bits and pieces of things I see that I like and in 
some cases the photos have reminded me of crazy or fun things that I will, OF COURSE, share.
My first blog is shared with my sweet kitty Madi.  

You can find that blog by clicking http://downhomeinnc.blogspot.com

May 26, 2017 we took a trip to Creedmoor, NC on highway 50 about 25 minutes from home.
During the trip Gracie, our 2014 Toyota, Highland's odometer rolled over to 
20,000 miles.  We have had Gracie 3 years mid June....
Do I hear laughter? Yep we don't drive much and as you can see we obey the
speed limit too!!

Years ago it was strictly rural farm land full of live stock, fields of tobacco.  Our  area is not really know as 'horse country'.  However not very long ago
there were horses everywhere. Now most of the land is being developed.  

I really love old barns...oh the stories they could tell.
My great uncle was a chicken and tobacco farmer and he had live stock.
This city girl actually milked a cow....ONE time!
It was fun for me...I don't know about the cow.
This almost looks like it could have been a one room home at some point.
One hot summer day way back in the late 1950's I recall a trip
to the farm.  I think the worst smell in the world is a chicken house in July
We were on the road so I didn't get a clear view but I think the building on the left
in the below photo is a chicken house.  They are long and low
with huge fans at each end.
On one visit I pretended to help them hand tobacco.  The barn
below is an old tobacco barn.  If you could see inside, 
you would see racks that tobacco hung from once it was tied




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