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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.