I am very grateful to Jeff and Leslie, the owners of the farm, for sharing their bounty of beautiful old barn wood and artifacts with me!
We loaded up my truck with wood from the old barn, tobacco sticks, and some other cool things like a scythe blade, vintage fertilizer sacks, railroad spikes, and a wooden label off of an old tobacco crate.
The farm is about 40 minutes from Asheville, NC, and has a history of growing tobacco among other things. Jeff and Leslie took it over a few years ago and are giving it new life- renovating the old farm house, fixing up the barn, building a chicken coop and tending a large garden, keeping bees, growing shiitakes, it’s exciting to see what they are doing!
I am looking forward to making stuff out of this haul, and hopefully visiting the farm again!