Baxter Farmhouse & Barns, Rye Patch

Long County GA Baxter Farmhouse Pyramidal Roof Screened In Front Porch Picket Fence Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I visited this old farmhouse and its adjacent barns today with photographer Mike McCall. Thanks to Betty Baxter for showing us around.

Long County GA Rye Patch Community Baxter Farm Wash Barn Spanish Moss Pecan Trees Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014Wash House

Long County GA Baxter Farm Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014Hay/Stock Barn

Long County GA Baxter Farm Smokehouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgai USA 2014Toolhouse

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under --LONG COUNTY GA--, Rye Patch GA

One response to “Baxter Farmhouse & Barns, Rye Patch

  1. Jesse M. Bookhardt

    Brian,
    This “smoke house” is more likely an old tool house or shed. Notice the shelters on each side. Growing up in South Georgia, I have seen many just like this one. They were built mostly before the 1950’s and the sheds on each side were for parking wagons, buggies, and farm equipment. Since smoking meat involved fire, most smoke houses were simple single walled buildings designed only for smoking meat. This was by design. If a fire were to happen, it would only claim the small building and not burn valuable equipment. Keep up the good work. You are a special kind of educator, and we need as many as we can get. Your hard work is much appreciated by many.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s