Tobacco Barn



Many tobacco barns are full here in Smalltownland.  This type of Burley tobacco is air cured, which gives the tobacco smoke a sweet flavor.  It also keeps the nicotine content high.  Though we do not grow tobacco on our farm, and its popularity has declined, tobacco can be found throughout our county.  

Secret Agent Farmer Man, and his twin brother, raised a crop of tobacco during their teen years.  The profits, from which, bought their first car.  


"Never slap a man who chews tobacco."  

Willard Scott 


Linking up today with Tom......



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  1. For those who use, it's nice that someone is still growing tobacco. It's been around a LONG time.

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  2. I like the fresh tabacco fragrance . . . much better than the fragrance of a smoke filled room . . .
    Always such good, great, sometimes fun . . , quotes!

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  3. Wow, they must have raised a pretty good amount to purchase a car!

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  4. When I was 12, sitting in my treehouse, it was either light up and a filtered Old Gold's or fill my corn cob pipe with tobacco. No worries at all!

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  5. Lovely blog...
    Stopped by for a peek and will return soon.

    VS

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  6. Beautiful photo...I have visited tobacco barns of the Amish...very foreign to us here in New England...

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  7. What a great quote.. I laughed out loud and read it to my husband. Yep. he goes. Love the old barn. We have lots of similar ones here in the countryside of Oregon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. my mom's family grew up working in their tobacco fields. Love this pic and especially the quote!
    ~Lisa

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  9. The tobacco barns I've seen in Connecticut all have openings on the sides. They must be curing different tobacco. Thanks for sharing this week and I hope to see you again. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Tom, most tobacco barns here have openings all over the barns. However, if there is a large crop the tobacco will get hung up in any space available to dry.

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  10. never been a user myself, but the rich tones of that crop sure are pretty.

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    1. Tex, we are not users in our household either. Only a few farmers still grow tobacco in my area. It is very labor intensive to grow.

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  11. Hi Michelle, great looking tobacco barn, none around these parts.Blessings Francine.

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  12. There aren't many tobacco farms left here - I think they have planted soy beans instead which is probably not as profitable!

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    1. Pat, only a few farmers still grow tobacco here. Many are growing corn, soybeans, or are raising cattle. It is a very labor intensive product.

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  13. The smell of fresh tobacco leafs are actually not too bad, been to several large farms.

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  14. The Connecticut tobacco barns look different. But, up here, the only tobacco that is grown is for cigar wrappers, so perhaps the curing process is different, too.

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    1. Jack, this Burley tobacco will be made into several different products. Not too many farmers still grow it here. It is very labor intensive.

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  15. I laughed out loud at W. Scott's quote...love it.
    Son smokes cigars and I worry about him...I smoked but quit 13 yrs ago...
    I want a tobacco basket...
    (I'm all over the place with this comment...think I need to go to bed..)
    Thanks for coming by..xo

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    1. BJ, I don't smoke but a few farmers still grow it around here. I finally bought an old tobacco basket about a year ago.

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  16. Interesting to see it's still hung out to cure. Nice barn.

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    1. Bethany, it is still a very hands on product. Old ways are still used for harvest and curing.

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  17. Smoking is a very bad addition and I am so glad in the UJ that they have banned it in public places. SO mush more fresh adnpleasant.

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  18. Hello Michelle!:) This is very interesting, ..so that is how it is dried.

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    1. There are different methods of drying tobacco, but around here it is all air dried and cured in barns.

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  19. Interesting how the drying process contributes to the end product. Pretty cool that a couple teens worked hard and earned their first car. Seeing this in person is still on my "To Do" list. Fascinating.

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  20. Love old barns. one of my favorite architectural constructions of old or modern times.

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  21. tobacco, not a fan, AT ALL!!!!! the quote is awesome!!!

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    1. Debbie, I am not a fan of tobacco either. However, a few farmers still grow it in this small town.

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  22. I can imagine the smell: I am mot a smoker, but I am sure I would like it very much!

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    1. VP, the tobacco does have a great smell when it is hanging in the barn.

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  23. Great photo. I loved your header as soon as it opened. You must live in an amazing place. Thanks for coming over and inviting me in.
    Have a great week.

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  24. great quote and wise to boot.... would so enjoy seeing the barns filled with tobacco...

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  25. i see tobacco barns all the time ... they have a such amazing character. very cool. you have a great week, Michelle. ( :

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  26. The elder auctioneer I work for chews. Never could understand the attraction...especially when he spits and almost hits my feet. lol....

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  27. Love the Willard Scott quote!

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  28. Relatives on my husband's side used to raise tobacco in southern Wisconsin. Loved the Willard Scott quotation. :-) I need to remember to link up my barns with Tom!

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  29. A great photo! Love the old barn and the colour of the nature...
    Have a beautiful week, take care!
    Titti

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  30. It is just crazy beautiful every isn't it, this came to mind as your header opened this morning! And one can forget that tobacco leaves begin out as something so pretty...

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  31. I don't smoke. But I love the smell of tobacco... not the smell of cigarettes! It must be an amazing smell when you walk near those barns!

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  32. I do remember visiting a tobacco farm when I lived in Africa as part of a school excursion, oh how things have changed hey Michelle :)

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  33. A great KY barn with its tin roof and hanging tobacco! -- barbara

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  34. I love the smell of curing tobacco, even though I don't smoke and don't care for the smell of cigarette smoke.

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