SPEECHLESS SUNDAY: Now This Is a "Faller Downer!"

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Real Estate Agent with Tennessee Recreational Properties

This old barn is on State Highway 297, between Oneida and Jamestown, Tennessee

How many times have I driven past this old barn and not even seen it? The light conditions must have been just right last week, late in the afternoon on a rainy-ish day. It had been fairly warm but the thermometer suddenly plunged, with fog forming due to the difference in the temperature of the ground and the temperature of the air.

Suddenly, there it was, just begging to be photographed. It's here at the Big South Fork, between Oneida and Jamestown, Tennessee.

This is the kind of lovely old barn that defines "country living," replaced in so many places with utilitarian metal buildings that change the landscape forever. It's almost an echo of the past, still in the present!

For information about Big South Fork real estate or horse properties in Jamestown, Tennessee, go to www.trailridersrealestate.com

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Rainer
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Leslie Helm
Real Estate For Trail Riders
Tennessee Recreational Properties

Hi, Everyone. I think it's sad that so many beautiful old buildings fall into disrepair and the landscape changes, not for the better, as they are replaced with the generic and the utilitarian.

February 23, 2010 08:40 AM
Rainer
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Leslie Helm
Real Estate For Trail Riders
Tennessee Recreational Properties

Hi, Debi. That's not a "bridge;" it's the hayloft. If you look, you can still see some old square bales of hay stacked there. It would have been tossed down to animals, probably horses, in the stalls below.

February 23, 2010 08:42 AM
Rainer
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Leslie Helm
Real Estate For Trail Riders
Tennessee Recreational Properties

Hi, Sharon. I'm sad that all the old stuff that you should be able to find in some hole-in-the-wall, driving around on back roads....all the furniture that could be refinished, the old baskets, old farm implements....it's all in "group shops" now and so overpriced. The past is disappearing right before our eyes.

Metal buildings just don't have the classic lines that these old barns have.

 

 

February 23, 2010 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Carra Riley
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Author, Speaker, Consultant, Carra Riley Inc.

Leslie.. What a wonderful picture. It's very rare to see something so undisturbed and natural. Thanks for sharing.

February 23, 2010 01:16 PM
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Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
HomeSmart Realty West

We call that a "scraper" or a "dozer" out here. Time to hire a bulldozer and scrape it off the property.

February 24, 2010 05:13 PM
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Additional Information

I live minutes from the Cumberland Trailhead into Big South Fork National Park, in Spruce Creek Acres, an equestrian community that abuts the park itself. Horses are a major part of daily life here and this is a very active, supportive horse-oriented community. It is a gift to work as a realtor here, listing horse properties and selling horse properties to horse people! We joke that I've probably done more real estate on horseback than off! If you want to "live where you love to ride," let me help you find YOUR Big South Fork horse property .