Sunday, December 29, 2013

Old Barn

 
 
 
 
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9 comments:

Thérèse said...

Such interesting details... but I am wondering what are the tools for in the first picture? One of them seems to be a poker but a small one...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Oh, I really enjoyed your close-ups of the old barn. Nice to see the construction and the make-do on the roof pole. Great photos -- barbara

Juliet Batten said...

Have just been enjoying catching up with your posts - the pie crust scraps sprinkled with cinammon sugar (yum), the crows, the scenery, and now the barn. I love wood and it's fascinating to see how the pieces are fitted together.
So sorry to hear of your son's sadness at Christmas.

Jim Egerton said...

Good detail and texture. I really like the horse shoe nailed up high

suz said...

loved it!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What beautiful details, wood and leather and iron. My question is about the leather strap around the smaller beam...what is it's purpose, pray tell? I love thinking of the carpenters doing all that hand work with those trees!

Vicki Lane said...

The brass knobbed things are hames -- they are part of a horse collar -- or mule collar. We had mules when we first came to the farm. THe horse shoe is actually a mule shoe (they have narrow little hooves) and the pincer type thing on the right is a rusted pair of nippers --used for hoof trimming.

The strap is of iron-- the fella who built the barn was a bit of a blacksmith and he used these straps to hold the two parts together more securely.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i love these...the textures of the wood...when my time comes i want to retire to an old log cabin in the mountains....

Star said...

Lovely pictures. We all love wood, apparently! I certainly do. Happy New Year Vicki. I've enjoyed your blog over the last year!