A Double Shot

Today it's a double barn shot as I link up with The Barn Collective.  



Here in Central Kentucky, tobacco is being harvested.  



A controversial crop, I know, but it is still a way of life for a few here in my community.  These pictures showcase the views I pass each day on my way to work.  





Secret Agent Farmer Man even grew his own crop of tobacco in high school to finance his first car.  It is a dying way of life, for sure.  

Soon this tobacco will hang in a barn to dry and then be sold at auction.  Click here to see how this process develops.  



Comments

  1. I love these photographs.
    Beautifully done.
    (Ready for the eclipse?)
    xx

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  2. I have only seen it growing a few times

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  3. nicely mellowed shots. Historic

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  4. ...oh, the devil's weed! I can't believe how far we have come regarding tobacco. No one in my family smokes, life is good. Thanks for sharing Michele, please stop back again.

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  5. It is interesting to see tobacco growing in the fields

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  6. Just wanted to let you know that I stopped by.

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  7. Fascinating.... Nice shots. Glad to be back to your blog. I have not posted in ages but I am still kicking!

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  8. What a nice big barn! I don't think I've ever seen tobacco crops growing.. in Oregon they grow a lot of nursery plants and hops for beer making. I hope you get to see the eclipse tomorrow.. our weather is not cooperating. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. Both barns have white doors...interesting. The amish in our area grow tobacco which to me is strange but who knows....

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  10. Very interesting. A different than any crop here.
    MB

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  11. That looks different from my tobacco, I suspect it is Burley. Mine has larger leaves that are better for cigars while this tobacco is probably cigarette and pipe but you never know. I air dry mine but most around here grow the Virginia bright yellow tobacco that is flue cured with heated barns. It is an unusual plant that goes back to my native roots.

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  12. Great photos! We live in an area here in southwest Wisconsin where all the tobacco farms are starting to die out, tho we do come across a tobacco farm every now and then. My husband is wanting to grow some tobacco just to grow it, even tho he doesn't smoke.

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  13. Oh, Michelle, that was a way of life for us...have been to the tobacco barn and seen it auctioned off.

    Great barn image...also, I am going to forward an email to you if I can remember. Just something I read and thought of you.

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  14. Love the barn, just beautiful. I wonder with so many smokers quitting, how will the tobacco farmers survive. Less smokers has to have an effect on the cigarette companies too. Great photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  15. I like the look of these photos, very nice. I never saw a tobacco farm before. Interesting way of life but probably not very popular.

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  16. NICE barn picture. There are still some tobacco farms in southern Md.

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  17. Love the barn!
    And as for the tobacco...there are WORSE things to smoke!
    LOL
    Anyway, when I was a kid in school, I did a report on tobacco farms...even had R J Reynolds company send me a tobacco leaf. I got an A plus. lol

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  18. Beautiful pictures of everyday life here in rural KY. I live in western KY and it's being harvested all around us, too. Although I've never used tobacco in my life, I love when they will begin to smoke it in the barns in just a few weeks now. The scent of early fall in the country!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  19. intriguing, i hate seeing tobacco plants!!!

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  20. Times have sure changed! Most of the tobacco farmers here have changed to other crops!

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  21. Loved seeing the tobacco plants; a part of America's history! Love the barn also.

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  22. Beautiful...the second pictures is so great! Have a lazy day, take care :)
    Love from a rainy Sweden and Titti

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  23. Great barn shot . . .
    And tobacco fields . . .
    And the quote, ". . . a dying way of life . . ."

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  24. I remember seeing lots of tobacco here in Virginia, but those fields have been converted to corn.

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  25. Greetings Michelle! I love your new banner collage up top. These are lovely to look at, especially that barn. Have a good weekend!

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