Thursday, January 7, 2016

Benton Road In Rural Stockholm, New York - Part 1

I had some extra time, so I took a driving tour of rural Benton Road. I'd been here before, but so long ago that I didn't remember much. There were woodsy homes:

And woodlands alongside hay fields:

Farm houses, surrounded by trees and bordered by split rail or barbed wire fences:

This front porch had been enclosed as protection against the winter weather:

A magnificent old barn, surrounded by cedar fencing:

Hay fields and pastures, with forest in the background:

A very large and historic barn. Since I got home and noticed the black coating partially up one wall, I've wondered what it was for. My best guess is that it was tarred against rotting wood caused by snow piling up against the barn wall in winter:

And a comfortable, friendly looking farm house:

Lots of split rail fence and cedar trees:

An old shed with apple trees and farm equipment:

An equipment shed and tractor. Benton Road was interesting, rural and scenic, but there was more to see. I'll post Part 2 tomorrow:

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