A Surprise Inside


A somewhat nondescript country road lead us on a drive, this past weekend.  An ordinary barn sitting on the side of the road is what we thought we saw.  




However, sitting inside were the remains of what looks like a small building.  Hand-hewn logs framed out a cabin, with a full height front door.  




Was the barn built around this structure?  I doubt we will ever know the real story.  Not knowing the owner of the barn, or even the surrounding land, makes it difficult.  



"I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up.  I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain.  I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions.  Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player, and peace."  

Linda McCartney 





Comments

  1. Hmmm. Very tempting to peek inside. :) Love the Linda McCartney quote!

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  2. What an interesting and picturesque find!

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  3. Looks like an old tobacco barn. It's fun to imagine what life would have been like when this barn was built. Have a great day, Heather

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  4. That is a most unusual barn, to say the least.

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  5. That is so cool! It would be neat to know the story.

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  6. That is how one of the ones at work is built, I think it was some kind of crib or storage area.

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    1. Interesting to hear that you have seen one like this. We weren't sure what it was with that full height door frame.

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  7. Interesting! A primitive animal pen?

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  8. Imagination and mystery is running rampant for me . . .
    What a find . . .
    I will wonder . . .

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  9. Wow, that sure is unusual. Most people would not even stop so they would never have seen it.

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  10. That was a wonderful find, Michelle. xo Laura

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  11. I always dreamed of living in a log cabin too.. guess that bucket list item will have to remain on the list. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. This is something you just don't see every day. What a find!!

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  13. Very interesting, and intriguing.!

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  14. very interesting. Now I am sure that barn could tell us the story if it could talk!

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  15. Afternoon, that is interesting, neat looking barn. Francine.

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  16. What a beautiful and interesting discovery. I'd probably go sleuthing at the county assessor's office website to see if I could find who owns that wonderful place.

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    1. That is a great idea and one I may just have to act upon!

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  17. Linda M. would have loved this building on their land. Just a little surprise for you and your camera.

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  18. What a lovely old barn, well worth the drive

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  19. well how cool is that. built to preserve it maybe.

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  20. Michelle,
    What a treasure to discover!
    Jemma

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  21. I like the quote and the pics. Yes, I'll bet the building inside is much older ... just based on the type of construction. Would love to know the story. Thanks for sharing, as always.

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  22. Oh, what an awesome barn with its interior structure! I love it!

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  23. hmmmm...does make you wonder...
    was a pretty cool find...the old barn...and then an even better find when the inside was discovered!!

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  24. I love the country road, the old barn and the mystery.

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  25. That is a great surprise...I am thinking the barn was built around it. But would love to know the truth of it.

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  26. Very cool find. Perhaps it was used to hold baby animals after they were born. It would be neat to know the story behind this barn feature.

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  27. This is such a neat find Michelle. What stories that old barn could tell.

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  28. Wow! What a fascinating find! It would be neat to know the story behind it!

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  29. Wish we knew the answer.... Very interesting...would love to know the story!
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  30. That's a tobacco barn! In late fall, they'd hang the tobacco leaves on poles up in the top of the barn to cure in preparation for shipping. The bottom was used to store farm equipment and that "building' inside is probably a corn crib. My grampa, a tobacco farmer in Jackson, KY, had a barn like this. His corn crib for feeding the animals was inside like that. Dried corn cobs were stored in there. As a kid, I loved to run the corn cobs through a crank machine to scrape the kernels off for feeding the chickens. Had to be careful of snakes though! They loved to make their home in that corn crib. Eeek!
    Love the pictures! Thanks for the memory spark!

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