Sunday, August 31, 2008

Update on tobacco

A few weeks ago I put up a lovely posting on shade tobacco grown in the Connecticut Valley. The only picture of the tobacco leaves I had were none. Today I was driving by the barns of one of our local tobacco growers and lo and behold there was the perfect opportunity to get some good photo's of Tobacco drying and wouldn't you know it, I didn't have my camera. We turned the car around and headed home and retrieved the camera.



This is a good photo of the shade tobacco after being sewn to the laths and hung in the barn to dry.











This photo represents the opposite side of the barn where part of the siding boards are pivioted and are pulled open for cross ventilation.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smoking STINKS...no matter how you look at it. Although the pics of the old red barn are nice =)

Ted said...

The red barns are a part of our disappearing history and so is smoking.

Anonymous said...

Sad for the barns.....good for the smoking.....It seems that alot of the beautiful parts of history are disappearing rapidly. So many people just don't give a sh*t about preservation, of any kind. It's all about hustle & bustle AND greed!

Ken Church said...

I enjoy a Connecticut every now and then but generally think they are too mild. I enjoy your blog unfortunately all the pictures are gone, would have loved to see them.

Ken Church said...

I enjoy a Connecticut every now and then but generally think they are too mild. I enjoy your blog unfortunately all the pictures are gone, would have loved to see them.