These two barns are part of the Abner Weatherford farm and are well-maintained. The log corn crib is an amazing survivor, one of two that originally stood on the “cow lot”.
Ron Weatherford writes: The holes at the top of the barn were for pigeons that my grandfather kept. Ron shared a photo of this barn and notes: …thought you might like to see the improvements to my grandfathers barn we made since your visit. We leveled the barn and and put new footings where needed. replaced needed siding under the shelter with boards salvaged from from my grandfather’s 125 year old tobacco barn that we tore down to reclaim the wood before it rotted. We also used the boards to replaced about 1/2 of the floors in the two rooms of the barn. Also the new door is from the salvaged tobacco barn wood. Amazing this and other old barns even though very old and not in good shape, have never leaked.