Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Mary over at Moontides tagged me with photo tag.
Rules: Go to your first photo album and pick the tenth picture, post it, and tell the story behind it.
Tag five other bloggers.
Bloggers I've tagged:
Sydnii at One Witches Story
Lucy at MY Secrets For Happiness
Dede at Brightest Blessings Wiccans
Rue at Rue and Hyssop
Lyon at Wandering Hearth
My picture is from my Ancestry album. In 2004 I went on 'the run for the wall' on Memorial Day. Basically it's where Vietnam Vet bikers ride thier motorcycles to the memorial wall in Washington D.C.
Prior to going out there, I had found where my great great grandmother was raised on a farm near Strasburg Va. near a place called Fishers Hill. So, I called the landowner and made plans to visit the old home site. I have posted a picture of the stone home place on a former post. The house and this barn were built in the 1700's.
One of the things I found interesting about the barn, were the vertical slits that you see in the rock foundation to the left of the landowner. They were narrow on the outside and wider on the inside. They were used by my ancesters as windows to shoot out of when they were attacked by indians. Another thing of interest is that the supports and floor joists were made of whole timbers. I found it amazing that this structure was still standing and still being used by the present landowner. X.