Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mountain Family



Today's picture features a Tennessee Mountain Family behind their cabin. If I am not mistaken, this looks to be the same family featured in Sunday's picture, just on the other side of the cabin. I love how it looks like Granny might be carrying a Kentucky Long Rifle!

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  1. Don't mess with her!

    I like the shingles and the general look of the place.

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    1. Either she is a small woman, or that is a BIG rifle.

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  2. Almost as bad as a Mayan ruins, overgrown with vegetation. You would think they would have a tick problem with grass that high.
    Where are the sheep, they would do a good job of keeping the grass mowed.
    At least a couple of goats.

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  3. Ticks for sure. Goats would solve their problem, they eat poison ivy and brambles as well as $25.00 rose bushes.

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    1. Yes, goats eat anything, and I think they prefer $25.00 rose bushes as dessert.

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    2. Indeed! They also like apple trees.

      My goats avoided the poisonous things, such as daffodils, yew bushes and rhododendrons.

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  4. I wonder if they get an itchy tummy from eating poison ivy?

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  5. Great old picture. Granny is on the right -must be wife or daughter with the muzzle stuffer.

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  6. Looks like a big bore scatter gun to me. Maybe 8 to 10 gauge.

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  7. Where's Jed Clampett?

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  8. I'm not sure, but those folks look like some of The Squire's relatives on the unega side. (The other side is Cherokee.)

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  9. Either she is a small woman, or that is a BIG rifle

    Nothing more dangerous than an ornery woman and a long big gun.

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  10. Note the dove tail joints and axe canting, and shake roof. A lot of pride and skill went in the construction.

    I grew up in a cabin like that, but with full round double notched corners. Peat chinking and pinned sapling chinking retainers, added later. Then it got strapped and sided for warmth. and strapped and gyproced on the inside(1950). It had a stove pipe sticking out the roof rather that the southern fireplace.

    The replicas look like that flintlock. http://www.cabelas.com/traditional-rifles-shotguns-cabelas-blue-ridge-8482-flintlock-rifle-1.shtml Note the under barrel fore-stock.

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