These Barns – Christmas Tree Farm

The photos for today’s post were taken on a Christmas tree farm along a country road between Martinsville, Va. and Mt. Airy, NC.

The word that comes to mind when I look at the end of this barn is “kattywampus”. I wonder how long before that window falls to the ground.

red barn1 10-6-2013 9-06-34 AM

These cute donkeys/mules were beside the barn in a pen with some cattle. (And one rogue calf outside the pen.)

donkeys 10-6-2013 9-11-32 AM

Just a little further along the highway was this little barn/shed.

christmas tree farm barn 10-6-2013 9-08-37 AM

And, beside that, this neat old log structure. Just to the left, you can see the field of Christmas trees.

old log barn 10-6-2013 9-09-28 AM

This little area should be buzzing about a month from now with folks hunting for the perfect tree.


11 responses to “These Barns – Christmas Tree Farm

  1. What a contrast between the white, still used barn and the old log barn…wonder how old that is? It’s a shame it will soon fall completely down!

  2. What a beautiful day it was when you were out barn-storming! Nice little complex of buildings complete with donkeys……you’re right – Christmas tree farms will be busy soon!


  3. There are several just north of us here and driving past them in winter is sure to bring a smile — 🙂


  4. Where does the term Kattywampus come from? Just wondering. I have good friends in the Poconos in PA that have a beautiful Xmas tree farm. They also live in a beautiful log home with a barn housing a wonderful Xmas Shop. Drive up there and take a look! It is like Xmas wonderland! Check it out!

  5. Nice assortment! I see some good workmanship in these; I suppose the years have just taken their toll .. I love the log structures… “kattywampus” – good one !

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    “kattywampus”. I have heard the word before but have no ideal what it means. The pictures are beautiful. i love the pic of the donkeys/mules. It looks like they are posing for you. My favorite building is the log structure.
    I love anything made out of logs..

  7. Poor old log building.. 😦 Hope somebody saves it.

  8. Don’t stand too close to any of those ‘structures.’

  9. I love the donkeys and I love the log structure in this fascinating little travelogue.

  10. What a pity the little log building is in such disrepair. I’m with you on the window! I like the donkeys (?) too!

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