GOTTA GO BACK AGAIN SOMETIMES!!
Other cool buildings at the site included the Murphee Hollingsworth cabin, C-1790 The river rock chimneys on these cabins with mill stones inserted are neat too! These cabins are under the protected watch of a huge walnut tree, ever tried to get into one of those nuts? They have that pungent ordor and that stain gets on your hands...if you can ever get to the nut IT taste great!! Gotta bust these babies with a hammer!! And if you hit it wrong--well OUCH!!
I love these split rail fences, there are lots in the Upstate.
This particular fence was protecting the "corn" patch...
BUT it didnt seem to be working, all the kernels were missing from each ear of corn!! Wonder who or what has been visiting? Something with sharp claws by the looks of this shredded husk--coon maybe?
But the tomatoes were present and accounted for...well maybe one disappeared with me, when it fell off the vine, I only touched it-----hey it was going to rot anyways--
Back in Tennessee where I am originally from we played with June Bugs, they always looked like flying scarabs to me, of course when I was a kid I'd never heard the word scarab, but I knew they were special... with that wonderful green coloration..didnt get this guy too good, he was so busy he didnt have time to pose for me, I had to settle for a candid shot as he inspected the Rose of Sharon (that always reminds me of he Grapes of Wrath)...
This cotton gin is C-1890, and WHEN they are open its in operation..that must be fun to see, I bet it makes a racket when it running.
and this last shot...well it is somebodies big idea gone bad...when they first built the Interstate highway system here they wanted a plant to cover those big mounds of dirt around the exits and entrance ramps to control erosion you know how that is....so they imported this plant from Japan...its called Kudzu, little did they know how much it would love the humid south..it escaped of course and it can cover an entire HOUSE in just a few years, it grows 60 ft a season!!! So here is some KUDZU for You!! In this shot you can see its covering the trees, plants, and lines in a power line right of way.