|Front of corn crib|
Every building was labeled with a description like the one below to explain the purpose of the building. I found the corn crib so interesting because it was the settlers most important crop and they ate cornmeal products up to three times a day. That is definitely not the low-carb diet most of us eat today.
The next three pictures are of the barn.
This is the hog pen. I was fascinated by the fact that they let their hogs free part of the year so that they don't have to feed them. How they ever find them again, I have no idea.
After our visit to the Farm Museum, we then headed over to Mingus Mill which is only a half mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. There is a spacious parking for the mill, and then you take a pretty walk across a bridge to get to the mill itself. As I've said so many times in my Smokey Mountain travel posts, there is water EVERYWHERE in the smokies! Beautiful rivers and babbling brooks constantly surround you providing the most soothing sounds.