Got out the the old homestead (cabin) today to do a little trail work. But before I started working I did one of my favorite drives.
It is down a long gravel road. There are at least five creek crossings, and with the amount of rain we have had the last couple of weeks, the crossings were running pretty full.
Just after about the third creek crossin is this nice place. Note the round top doors on the nearest barn. Both sides are like that.
You could easily film an old period film in the area, especially something around the mid to late 1800's. Several old farm homes still stand and are well taken care of.
One of the first places you pass, once you really get into the valley is an old farm with these two wonderfully taken care of small log buildings.
The doors and window treatments are maintained well for the period.
Four nice barns, all painted red on the east side of the road.
The logs have never been hewn or chinked.
Logs seem to weather more when unhewn and unchinked.
This once fine old log building has seen it's best days come and go.
Almost at the end of the drive it sits down hill from the big brick house earlier in this post.
There are no signs that it was ever chinked.
Everything as started to sift and move.
Near the top you can see the upper story beams telling us there is a second floor loft above.
The way it is built suggest that maybe a ladder or movable set would be used when access was needed to the loft.
Neither cantilevered log was in good enough shape to support the roof over-hang on their own.
Both had to be supported by up right posts.
An artist could spend a whole year or longer coming up with great scenes to paint on this drive.