Sunday, June 4, 2017
Of Pigs & Barns
The little piggies are going to market - or running amok? Four more added to the barn yard with this month's RSC17 color - YELLOW. Most of my current yellow scraps are very light (must be why I'm not using them), but I scrounged around and found enough for these piglets. And little piggies never run in the same direction.
We had pigs on the farm many years ago - food and lard source, but I must have either been very young or they were gone before my time because I don't remember them. BUT, I've heard many tales of how they were constantly getting out and making a mess of things - and quite the stinkers to get back in their pen!
And on the farm - the last of the 'barn' photos to share. This was originally the machine shop. Yes, I even learned to weild - we fixed our own machinery.
When the crop land was rented rather than worked, it became the woodworking shop.
Replica Amish furniture, Grandmother and Grandfather clocks, cedar chests of various sizes and designs, specialty moldings, cabinets.........
Even a small planer was in here for some of the small, refined work. She has been rather battered by the winds and showing wear. Some tools, machinery and storage is her function now.
This was originally the 'split-level' chicken house. We had three chicken houses at one time, but when the chickens went two were removed and this became my Dad's workshop.
Eventually he moved into the larger shop and this is another storage shed mainly for all of the mowing equipment and supplies.
And if you continue to walk around , there is the barn set up by the old stone quarry. It's hard to see the scale of this with all the growth and leafing.
The foundation to all the buildings and houses were cut from this quarry.
I hunted and chipped quartz from here as a kid and so did my children.
This lean-to type barn was for crop machinery storage. The center is taller as that was to accommodate the tall corn combine.
Yes, you really had to know your stuff to move machinery in and out of this place without wiping out a post/beam or scraping the rock wall.
Just because it is pretty - the old logging road that takes you to the upper fields on the mountain. Some day I will have to hike up to the cabin to share some photos of the upper 'plantation'. It's turkey season, so no hiking up there yet.
** linking up with Whoop,Whoop, RSC17, and Oh,Scrap **
Hope you've had a lovely weekend. We've been so rainy and I took all of these inbetween breaks of sun/cloud cover. And it's raining again.