Sunday, August 31, 2014

On the Fly


Taken on the fly, these photos show the tobacco pictured on Thursday, cut and ready to be hung in the barn.  



The plants had been cut Friday morning.  And, yes, that is a stick in the plant which will be used to hang it in the barn.  


The tobacco will hang in the barn for a few months.  When it is deemed dry and ready, it will be taken to market and sold.  





34 comments:

  1. I enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing,

    have a great holiday weekend.

    Velva

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  2. Tobacco isn't grown here, so I find these pictures really interesting.

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  3. Hi Michelle, I sure didn't realize it was so simple. Cut, hang, dry, sell. Neat photos! Thanks for sharing. John

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  4. Nice color, hope they got it in, we have had some rain here.

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  5. it's great to see a tobacco field once again. Don't see many of those any more. Great shots.

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  6. Not a whole lot of tobacco left growing these day :)
    xo Laura

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  7. It is a very interesting plant tobacco. I enjoy these photos Michelle, beautiful countryside.

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  8. Interesting to see such a harvest that is still done so much by hand.

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  9. I've never seen a tobacco field.

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  10. We have a lot of tobacco, but it is grown mostly in the South. I have never seen an actual plant in a field, only in botanical gardens...

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  11. I haven't seem a tobacco harvest since I was tiny! Beautiful photos!

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  12. Secret time---
    Now and then I enjoy a good cigar.

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  13. Fascinating. We have nothing like that here.

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  14. Happy Labor Day Michelle, very interesting post, love the pictures.Blessings Francine.

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  15. Great photographs . . . Happy to see your post previous and now in the picking stacking for hanging process.

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  16. Seeing this, I find myself so happy to have conquered my one and only addiction, tobacco, over twenty years ago now. I can look at this as an interesting process, still sort of old fashioned in how it is done.

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  17. Good pictures and interesting as well.

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  18. Interesting to see how it's harvested.

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  19. Great photos Michelle! They almost look like little Tepee's.

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  20. I'd be hard pressed to find something like this field here!

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  21. This is really fascinating. You learn something new everyday (or so they say). This is my new stuff today. Great photos.

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  22. I lived in Kinston NC a long time ago and still remember how the tobacco fields smelled. Fun to see your photos.

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  23. I lived in KY for eleven years and this was a very familiar sight...also here in NC too, although where I live, I don't see much of it. It is a very interesting process :)

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  24. When I was seven my parents grew a tobacco crop. Hard work!

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  25. That is certainly a southern thing, isn't it! I don't know of any tobacco fields in Ohio!

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  26. A lot of the former tobacco farms here in south western Ontario are now growing peanuts.

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  27. Fascinating! I used to do a lot of work with British-American Tobacco. The smell in their factory was amazing. I'm glad to be off the weed now - though I still miss it sometimes.

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  28. My husband's family used to grow tobacco in north Florida. They had the wonder barns for drying. Now the grow tomatoes.

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