Just a Reminder


Just a friendly reminder to all of those being pummeled by snow today.  

Soon the grass will be green and the skies will be blue.  


I won't even share a photo of what the farmette looks like today.  Suffice it to say that it is cold, white, and dreary.  

This photo comes out of the Small Town archives.  Many tobacco barns in our area are painted black to absorb more heat.  The side of this barn has panels which open to allow ventilation for the tobacco inside, to cure.  It continues to remain a viable crop, though not on our farm.


"Sugar is the new tobacco."  

Cynthia Kenyon 

  

Linking up today with The Barn Collective.  



Comments

  1. Hello, pretty barn scene. I like the sugar quote! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. I didn't know you had snow down there today. We have sunny and not quite as cold temps as yesterday which was brutal!

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    1. Pat, yet another snow storm! Several inches already. Boo!

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  3. Thanks Michelle for sharing at The Barn Collective this week. I had never thought about why the tobacco barns are painted black. I hope that you will sharing barns from your neck of the woods soon.

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  4. It's been cold and grey here as well ... so your sunny & green photo is very timely posted! How clever to paint the tobacco houses in dark colors, using the warmth from the sun in the drying process!

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  5. Thanks for the reminder. I NEEDED that!

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  6. Our barns did not have the side bents...I don't ever remember seeing them till I was way up in Kentucky.

    We have 3 or 4 inches of the white stuff, too! I sort of enjoyed seeing it fall.

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  7. thanks for the explanation of why tobacco barns are black. stay safe!

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  8. A pretty scene! Spring is coming!
    Lea

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  9. Oh woe is winter! It is supposed to be in the seventies this coming week here. So nice, I can't wait.

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  10. Yes the snow has started and school is already canceled...

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  11. Hi, dear little Small Town Girl...your photo is so pretty...
    We are having 60+ degree days...a little windy today....Mr. Sweet is sick and that put a damper on our Valentine
    day but, maybe he'll feel better in a few days...
    Hope your today was extra special, even with snow on your ground.
    xoxo

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  12. No snow here! Just light rain and our two older grandsons made some new mud with their dirt bikes. Silly kids.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Thank you. I could feel the warm air lightly blowing in my face.

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  14. No snow or cold here....60 degrees at 6:30 this morning. I'm lovin' it.

    I've often wondered why they're painted black, now I know. Never thought of heat absorption. Learned something today thanks to you

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  15. Cold and white sounds pretty good to me right now Michelle, another scorcher here tomorrow :)

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  16. Funny, Michelle, I just came in from shoveling! Still coming down, too. I'll have to go back out in couple hours. Still nothing like the blizzard, anywwwho.

    ;-)

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  17. Thanks for the reminder that spring does always eventually show up. Lovely photograph.

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  18. Thank you! It really did help. I just keep telling myself that we are through the worst of it and we are on the upswing. It is supposed to be 50 here so I'm thinking about that.

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  19. I'm glad I'm not tired of winter yet as I'm sure Canada still has a while to go before spring arrives. lol

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  20. No snow here, and hopefully none anytime soon...but on the other hand..not really looking forward to the dreaded tornado season. Have a super Monday!

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  21. Gorgeous shot! I can't complain, though; it's 60 degrees here.

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  22. The photo brings back memories! I worked in the fields picking tobacco when I was 14 an 15 here in my own town. It was a dirty job but I was glad to earn the money back then. Boy did it get hot out in those fields during the summer!We no longer have tobacco in Portland but a few of the old barns still remain.

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  23. i sure am ready...our view today sounds like yours!

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  24. I hope the groundhog was telling the truth about an early spring!

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  25. I'm counting on your timely reminder. I was pretty bummed out a couple of days ago, which I documented in my last post, but my mood has improved now that I'm down in southern Utah where the temp today was 70 degrees F.

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  26. Digging into the archives for blue skies and green grass….indeed a sad state of winter affairs on the farmette! Pretty photo.

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  27. We're all dreamin' of spring. Stay warm and have a good week.

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  28. I'm ready for the green grass and the mowing that goes with it.

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  29. I am looking forward to spring and more sunny days.

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  30. We've been seeing the winter weather on the News (rare unless unusual), and it is nothing like your gorgeous photo!

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