Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
Barns do lure photographers.
I love the last little structure with logs stacked and ends woven together...whatever that's called! If it were a drawer I'd say tongue and groove. I wonder if it's the same for walls. Ah carpentry. The other barns are also beautiful...all that weathered wood is so lovely!
Barb, the logs are notched and I knw there are different modes which probably have names.
Mr. Google tells me there are four main types; dove tail, butt and pass, saddleback and one other . . . https://www.logcabinhub.com/log-cabin-notches/
I've always noticed the siding on barns in western North Carolina.The boards tend to be hung horizontally; butted, not lapped. In my native eastern Kentucky, barn siding tends to be hung vertically and butted, not board and batten. Since the early settlers in both areas were pretty much the same, Scots-Irish and German, I wonder what led to the different approaches.
Count me among the old barn lovers, and lovers of old barns. I often drive the country roads for no reason other than to look at the old homesteads and barns. I was impressed with the barns in WI, many of which are round and most have elevated ground for delivering hay to the hay mow. Cattle must winter inside much of the year so the barns are much larger than the ones here.
I love these photos, ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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