Friday, May 19, 2006

Land between the Lakes

Last fall we took a few days to ride around and found ourselfs at "Land Between the Lakes".

We stopped at "The Homeplace".

It was an amazing place. This is the fence for the corn field. The garden had a tall picket fence.

This is the hogpen.

The horses were big and ugly. They were Percherons. Big is not the word, they were huge.

This is just one of several buildings. If I remember right, this is the oxen barn and lot.

Every Saturday (this was the last Saturday they were open for the year) they hold a workshop for the work happening for the week. This is the tobacco shed where they were drying the crop. If I lived close enough I would go every Saturday. I just can't get enough of this stuff.

Please open the link and visit this place. I asked about an outhouse and told told there would not be one in a country homestead as there was no neighbors and it was just another building to build and keep up. They would use the woods or the chicken house.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

This is one of my favorites places - EVER. It's so fascinating when you pass through the visitor's center (an earthen berm) and into the world of the 1800's. It must be so much fun to work there.

We have been there many times, since my children were very little. Haven't been in a couple years - I need to go back. Thanks for the memory.


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