Curing Barn, Log Constuction
Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Curing was the most important process in tobacco farming as it could make or break an entire year's income. Barns originally were constructed of logs and then changed to frame types before being replaced by bulk barns. The first barns used wood-fired furnaces and farmers had to keep constant vigil over them day and night for 12 to 14 days for each curing cycle. Later barns used gas and oil burners to provide safer, more reliable and less laborious heat. more...