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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Log House in Cherokee, NC


On our trip to Cherokee, NC on Thursday, the four of us friends stopped to see an old log house/farm. Here is some information from the Davis House:


"The Mountain Farm Museum is a unique collection of farm buildings assembled from locations throughout the park. Visitors can explore a log farmhouse, barn, apple house, springhouse, and a working blacksmith shop to get a sense of how families may have lived 100 years ago. Most of the structures were built in the late 19th century and were moved here in the 1950s. The Davis House offers a rare chance to view a log house built from chestnut wood before the chestnut blight decimated the American Chestnut in our forests during the 1930s and early 1940s. The museum is adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center."

Here are some pictures taken when we visited that area. Above is the Davis House. Below are more!!!!


This is a picture of the sign---showing what the old Davis House looked like many years ago (in the lower left corner).


This is the creek beside our trail leading to the Davis House.


The men were making brooms on the porch of the Davis House.


This little guy is a Mexican Eagle... He was visiting the Davis House for a demonstration. The 'local' crows were screaming from above!!!!


I love this picture with the old fence --and the big meadow in the background. We were looking for elk ---but they didn't want to come out for a visit while we were there.


Here's the 'backyard' of the Davis House..



Here's another picture I love... See the old fence ---and that barn??? Wow!!!!


Here's a very interesting tree along the creek. Anyone know what it is????


Finally, here is a picture of the meadow next to the Davis House. IF we had have been there early in the morning or at dusk, we may have seen some elk.

Hope you are having a great week. I will catch up with your blogs next week.
Hugs,

38 comments:

Kamana said...

green with envy right now...because the places you visit are just SO amazing. everytime i read about your trips and see your beautiful images, i so wish i could be there too :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Good evening Ma'am Betsy!

Is your Davis House listed in the Heritage?

Very interesting. I like antics that are preserved in the modern times. Gives us an insight how humans lived in every era they belong.

I can equate your log house as the counterpart of our Nipa House back home.

Lovely photos as ever. You have so much to educate us.

Carol said...

Thank you for taking us along on your trip. Very unique barn. I don't think I have seen one like that before.

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Arkansas Patti said...

Loved that creek and the views. Wouldn't mind sitting in that tree to meditate.
That Caracara is a handsome bird but is basically a well dressed buzzard. We have them all over in Florida and they are usually right in with the not so well dressed buzzards trying to pull road kill out of the pavement.
Keep the pictures coming and your good times rolling.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I love Mountain Farm Betsy. Love the Apple House there! We saw our first Elk outside of Cataloochee, there a couple of years ago! :)

Ocean Girl said...

It seems like nothing can stop you and George. It is hard to catch up, you two are always on the go.

I love the Carolinas, to me they are the prettiest of America the Beautiful.

And I love the picture with the old fence too and the tree is somethingelse. I wonder who have sat in its arm.

Jayne said...

What a neat place Betsy. It's so wonderful that they've preserved so much history there. Sounds like you girls are having a blast!

Salitype said...

oh! what lovely place!the houses, creeks and meadows.....the old fence looks beaten but it simply added character to it.

the eagle is one fierce looking bird of prey...beautiful creature!

have a lovely weekend both you and george!

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Darla said...

I would hate to have to choose my favorite photo off of this post!! Love them all and man what a beautiful Eagle!! Tell the girls Hi from Florida!!

diane said...

Love those old log cabins and their history. Your photos are fabulous and the scenery splendid.

Sunny said...

What fun! Thank you for sharing your trip. I love the barn and fence, looks like a lovely place to visit.
Have a great day.
Sunny :)

Thistlebrooms said...

I would so just LOVE to move right in...
Looks like they had just about everything they needed to survive~
I also like how they set up the Gourd Bird houses & the zigzag fence is just another part of its beautiful setting...
Mu niece is moving down to the Ashville area and I know what I MUST put on my list when I visit her now...
Thanks for sharing this absolute Wonderful place with us Betsy...

As Always~Marilyn

SmilingSally said...

I enjoyed the pictures, especially the men making brooms.

Marge said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures. How wonderful to see buildings made with chestnut trees....they'll be standing for generations. Wish I was on your trip!!!

Deborah Godin said...

So many cool things you saw, love the men making brooms. Now, if we can just get them to use them!!! But what really made me smile is wondering what the crows were thinking about the exotic intruder!

Betty said...

All of your pictures are wonderful.
Old cabins are one of my favorite things.When I lived in NC. I helped make a broom.
~~ Hugs and good thoughts~~

Snap said...

What a great time you are having! I love *living* history places -- I learn so much! Enjoy!

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous views from North Carolina.
AND the sun is shining. Not here!! I love the old Davis place. What a life our forefathers and mothers had. I used to yearn for that but I think I am too spoiled now. MB

Tricia said...

I love visiting historical places like this. All the history is very interesting to me & you really took some great photos!

Happy traveling, Betsy (and George, too) hehehee

Janie said...

I love visiting historic old cabins and imagining how things were 100 years ago. The Davis house looks like a great place to enjoy a little history.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Another fascinating post !! Loved the beauty !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The old buildings are great to look at,but, I'm sure glad we don't have to live in those conditions today.The scenery is spectacular there.
Blessings,Ruth

Dorothy said...

Oh the pictures made me smile and for a moment I was there. The green grass was amazing it felt serene.

thanks for sharing..

Live love and enjoy for the moments are too short.

Dorothy form grammology
grammology.com

Tina said...

Looks like you are having a great time!!

Diane said...

What a beautiful old place, Betsy. Lots of camera opportunities.

Diane AZ said...

So much to love about that place, the old log house, fences, barn and also the trees, hills, meadow and creek. Each picture is fascinating and beautiful.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Hi Betsy,
The photo with the split rail fence is another frame-worthy shot...great photos!!!

Cheryl said...

I thoroughly enjoyed my "visit" with you today. How great that such places have been saved for us to enjoy. I wouldn't last 5 minutes back then! The fence shot was beautiful and the green meadow was gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of your trip you gals!

The Incredible Woody said...

All the years I lived in east TN and I'd never heard of the Davis House. Looks like a very cool place!

Daisy said...

Wonderful pictures, Betsy! I enjoyed this. Felt like I was visiting there right alongside of you. :)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This was so beautiful and interesting. Your place is such a blessing to visit...m.

Kelly said...

....so beautiful. Thanks for posting. I love scenes like this.

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy.

I always have a hard time imagining raising a family in a cabin that size!

Lola said...

Fantastic pics of one of the places I dearly love in the mtns. I've been there many times. I've seen that creek out of it's banks. That is where I learned how to fry cabbage.
Many a child has sat in the cradle of that tree.
I'm so glad you got to see this wonderful place.

Bird Girl said...

That was a neat place to visit...and you were so darn close to that eagle it just didn't look real - wow. My favorite picture was the same one you liked with the fence and the meadow. And that big tree...I don't know what it is but it would be wonderful to climb up in it and sit and watch the creek go by ;-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: That was a beautiful set of photos.

♥Kathy♥ said...

Awesome photos Betsy. I really like that fence also. I have never seen an eagle like that. He is pretty cool looking.

SquirrelQueen said...

I remember Davis House, I have been there several times as a child and adult. The eagle is really cool, I'll bet the local crows were very upset by his presence.

Beautiful photos are always Betsy, I really enjoyed the tour.

Hugs,
Judy