Friday, January 9, 2009

More Old Structures

When we drove around the other day, we passed a charming old house that had a flag on the wall outside the door. It was the only shock of color against the weary white of the old siding and the barren winter landscape. There are many homes like this in our "authentic Appalachia" area, passed down from generation to generation, still being used, as this one is.

On our way out from the waterfall, we visited the barn which is owned by Inky Bear's owners. Although the barn is old, someone installed concrete blocks under it and thus helped to preserve the siding boards against rotting away into the damp earth. The log supports in this barn are hand-hewn.


  1. Since I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, I have seen alot of those old structures. Glad they preserved the barn. That's neat!!!

  2. Yeah, we hope they fix the roof. Doug offered to help them do it, but so far it isn't getting done. Maybe this summer!