Monday, July 30, 2012

Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Mountain Farm Museum

Hi Friends,

Today I’m sharing a wonderful little side trip we took right off the bottom of the Blue Ridge Park Way in NC. We stopped at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Mountain Farm Museum.

There is a full farm here reconstructed from real farm buildings relocated from the Smokey Mountains.

First up was the beautiful Main house. It was so neat. A true log cabin.


The back and the meat house to the left.


A view across the field towards the barn at the back of the property.


My Husband putting on a mustache in front of the Black Smiths shop. Hahaha! He cracks me up!


Inside the shop.


Out buildings. Corn Cribs, Apple house.


A ranger working the garden.


Inside the barn.


The hay stack.


One of the Corn Cribs.


A beautiful fence.


It was a very cool step back in time.

I wonder if this era is really where I belonged? I think so. I would rather be washing clothes in the creek everyday than sitting behind this computer. ;o)

I hope you enjoyed!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Peggy Lee said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip. I love this era. A great glimpse of how it used to be....when life was simple and NO computers!


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Carmen~
giggles~ you crack me up~ I hear ya, wouldn't we like to give it a try and be back in time for a bit~ I am thinking also I would like it much better than the fast past stuff~
A simply beautiful place you visited~ thanks for taking us along~

cynthia lee designs said...

Love places like us a look at what life was like back when things were not so fast paced.

Danice said...

What a great trip you took! I love primitive and frontier museums :)

Carmen C. said...

What a neat place to visit, looks like you had fun:) LOVE that fence!!!!

Natasha said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us..... I agree I would much rather have a more "simple" time but then if there were no computers I would not be able to see your lovely trip :)

I would be happy living in a simple home and living off the land.. Have a great day!

Raymond Homestead said...

My kind of photos! Thanks for sharing!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the photos and the look back in time with you. I wouldn't mind living like that BUT I would need all the comforts of home. LOL I'm with you, would be lost without my computer! Enjoy your day!

Cheryl said...

I have been there many times as we spend part of our vacation time in the Smoky Mountains. It is such a neat place to walk through and we never get tired of it.
You took some great pictures!

Prims By The Water said...

Loved the tour. Bob and I love going to places like much history. Take care, janice

Carla said...

Great photos, and a great tour. Beautiful!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Beautiful pics. I would love walking through that barn...and that it!! I think I was born in the wrong era too!--Jan

Cindi said...

Oh how fun that must have been, I always think it would have been neat to live in that era. Thanks for sharing the pics, have a great week!
Be blessed,

frontporchprims said...

What a great place. How peaceful to be there. I would be rather wearing a dress and bonnet too. -Steph-

Kendra said...

Looks like you ALL had a wonderful trip!
I would love to try it back then too, but I have a feeling many of us today would not make it for to long, me included, where as they couldn't miss what they didn't have... refrigeration, a watering hose, a car...


Primsue said...

What a wonderful side trip. I will have to add this to my list of places to visit the next time we are in the area.

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

Beautiful place. Love that anvil. Looks like a really nice day.