Poll "Unused Buildings"

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Poll " Unused Buildngs "

Poll ended at Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:42 pm

1:
4
11%
2:
3
8%
3:
11
30%
4:
0
No votes
5:
1
3%
6:
1
3%
7:
5
14%
8:
6
16%
9:
0
No votes
10:
6
16%
 
Total votes: 37

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Poll "Unused Buildings"

Postby hillsdown » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:42 pm

waihou 1:Image

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Putangitangi 4:Image

slick4591 5:Image

regolith 6:Image

alisonb 7:Image

creekdrive 8:Image

denvermartinfarms 9:Image

ga.prime 10:Image
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Postby M5farm » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:51 pm

Great pics, I had intended on taking a couple pics of some old baccer barns around here but it rained all day.
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Postby Bigfoot » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:32 pm

M5farm wrote:Great pics, I had intended on taking a couple pics of some old baccer barns around here but it rained all day.


That's very interesting. I didn't know very much tobacco was raised in Florida.
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Postby M5farm » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:49 pm

Yep it was a huge cash crop in the 20s thru 70s mainly. It was done on quota. The farmers Had 2 to 5 acre allotment. The old barn here fell about 10 years ago . There are 5 more barns within a mile of my house. In the seventies all of the farmers sold their quota to a farm out of Georgia that leased the land next.to mine and grew about 80 acres. I started priming tobacco when I was 12 years old. I do think it wwas mainly in my area over to around Tallahassee. The buying point was in Havana Florida and they still have alot of the huge barns there. I will get a pic this week just for curiosity sake. What's unique about our barns is they were about 25x25 x 30 or so tall. They all had poles horizontal to the top to climb up and hang tobacco from. They all also had green 90# rolled roofing on the sides to seal them
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Postby LRTX1 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:55 pm

There was a lot of tobacco raised here too. Seen 20 acres a few years ago. It basically all but stopped in the late eighties early nineties.
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Postby denvermartinfarms » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:11 pm

Good pictures. 2,3 and 10 are my favorites, haven't picked one yet.
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Postby MO_cows » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:55 pm

Good entries! Another hard choice to make. #8 looks like there is a doghouse with it too.
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Postby Bigfoot » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:13 pm

M5farm wrote:Yep it was a huge cash crop in the 20s thru 70s mainly. It was done on quota. The farmers Had 2 to 5 acre allotment. The old barn here fell about 10 years ago . There are 5 more barns within a mile of my house. In the seventies all of the farmers sold their quota to a farm out of Georgia that leased the land next.to mine and grew about 80 acres. I started priming tobacco when I was 12 years old. I do think it wwas mainly in my area over to around Tallahassee. The buying point was in Havana Florida and they still have alot of the huge barns there. I will get a pic this week just for curiosity sake. What's unique about our barns is they were about 25x25 x 30 or so tall. They all had poles horizontal to the top to climb up and hang tobacco from. They all also had green 90# rolled roofing on the sides to seal them



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Tobacco is the way my family made a living for generations. I still find it very interesting. I quit with the buy out. Some days I miss it, and some days I don't.
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Postby M5farm » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:26 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
M5farm wrote:Yep it was a huge cash crop in the 20s thru 70s mainly. It was done on quota. The farmers Had 2 to 5 acre allotment. The old barn here fell about 10 years ago . There are 5 more barns within a mile of my house. In the seventies all of the farmers sold their quota to a farm out of Georgia that leased the land next.to mine and grew about 80 acres. I started priming tobacco when I was 12 years old. I do think it wwas mainly in my area over to around Tallahassee. The buying point was in Havana Florida and they still have alot of the huge barns there. I will get a pic this week just for curiosity sake. What's unique about our barns is they were about 25x25 x 30 or so tall. They all had poles horizontal to the top to climb up and hang tobacco from. They all also had green 90# rolled roofing on the sides to seal them



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Tobacco is the way my family made a living for generations. I still find it very interesting. I quit with the buy out. Some days I miss it, and some days I don't.


while it was not the main income for my grandparents that 2 acres they tended during the late depression years with a mule and hoe helped get them started in the hog business. tobacco back then paid about 10 times what the others crops did per acre. During this time my grandfather would feed a cane press for 25 cent a day and my grandmother worked the farm.
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Postby LRTX1 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:31 pm

I never had anything to do with tobacco. We were to busy farming vegetables. Did know a few boys in school whose family grew it. Most of the vegetables have been replaced with cotton, soybeans and peanuts now. We replaced them cows.
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Postby TexasBred » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:04 pm

Can't remember the last time I saw one of those old fire towers. Didnt' know any were still standing.
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Re: Poll "Unused Buildings"

Postby torogmc81 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:17 pm

Unused buildings, AKA "My neighbors barns" :lol2: :hide:
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Postby denvermartinfarms » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:22 pm

TexasBred wrote:Can't remember the last time I saw one of those old fire towers. Didnt' know any were still standing.

Come up here, they are all over. I can think of atleast 10 a hour from home. Some still get used, some they only use to hold radio antenna's. my first picture got turned down so I sent that one in at the last minute because it was in my phone. I have 2 others that might acctually get some votes if I had time to take them. I think this is a good contest that we should have again in a few months.
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Re: Poll "Unused Buildings"

Postby hillbilly beef man » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:00 am

Bigfoot wrote:
M5farm wrote:Yep it was a huge cash crop in the 20s thru 70s mainly. It was done on quota. The farmers Had 2 to 5 acre allotment. The old barn here fell about 10 years ago . There are 5 more barns within a mile of my house. In the seventies all of the farmers sold their quota to a farm out of Georgia that leased the land next.to mine and grew about 80 acres. I started priming tobacco when I was 12 years old. I do think it wwas mainly in my area over to around Tallahassee. The buying point was in Havana Florida and they still have alot of the huge barns there. I will get a pic this week just for curiosity sake. What's unique about our barns is they were about 25x25 x 30 or so tall. They all had poles horizontal to the top to climb up and hang tobacco from. They all also had green 90# rolled roofing on the sides to seal them



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Tobacco is the way my family made a living for generations. I still find it very interesting. I quit with the buy out. Some days I miss it, and some days I don't.


I miss it the most about the middle of December. Tobacco is making a comeback in our area though. One guy here has 17 acres. He said that last year he averages a little over $2 a pound.
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Re: Poll "Unused Buildings"

Postby greybeard » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:37 am

TexasBred wrote:Can't remember the last time I saw one of those old fire towers. Didnt' know any were still standing.

Several around here too-one about 5 miles from me and was another up at Pumpkin about 12 miles east that they layed down with a big crane and it sat there for years before someone came in and cut it up for scrap. I wanted to buy it and set it up on my place but the cost of the crane and moving it was waay too much for my pocket.

Great pics. I can't help but look at pics like these and think of the work that went in to them--especially ones like the brick building. I seen lots of them riding a train across Texas one time--on a train, you see the back side of people's lives--kinda like driving down an alley behind a subdivision full of fancy houses all neat and pretty in the front and full of all kinds of stuff in the back along the alley, where nothing much drives but the trash pick up truck.
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