Saturday, March 10, 2007

Barns of our past, still in the present

Like old dinosaurs lurking in the background, these dilapidated buildings of our ancestors sit in various states of disarray throughout all of Appalachia.

Some still being used, small repairs visible, keeping out the rain.

My grandfather would question any man's worthiness that didn't own a barn.

Many a country boy and girl has spent a good portion of their childhood inside these clapboard fortresses.

Cows, horses, pigs, and even us Hillbillies found shelter and comfort in their confines.

If these old buildings could talk, what a tale they would tell!

All of the above pictures were taken by me and were all within a 5 mile radius of my house in Corryton, TN. Click on this link to see all of the barns that I photographed today.

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