The whole area around the tobacco barn was covered with turkey vultures. We saw probably 50-75 turkey vultures. They were everywhere. A very weird sight.
The day we visited, they did not have many on staff. They were pining the wood or treating it. It was a mixture of pine sap and turpentine mixed together. The smell was horrendous!!! They explained that it had to be done yearly to protect the wood.
If you would like to visit this Colonial History gem, make sure to check the schedule. If there is nothing going on event wise, well you won't see much. I am sure when they have the market open or even in the summer this is a very busy place. We went on a Wednesday when school was in session, and there was not anything extra out.
Even though we didn't get to do a bunch of extra colonial activities, I think it was neat to see how basic life was in this time period. Our kids have seen mid-to-late 1800s farms, and there was so much more on those as compared to life on a poor working form in the 1700s. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area. Very neat look at life so long ago. Check ahead to see if the market is open so you can see even more about life pre-American Revolution.
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