Feb 26, 2012

Southern Maryland tobacco barns, farming featured in new book

(Frederick News-Post) ... "My objective from the start was barns and how quickly they are disappearing," Sharp said. He focused on tobacco barns (there are no dairy barns in the book) and the difficulties of tobacco farming.
"Tobacco barns are quite specific in design than any other barn," he said. "They are built to permit air to flow through openings between the wall boards. They also have tiers of poles and posts used to support the tobacco's hanging weight" and that takes up most of the interior space. ... "The Barns of Southern Maryland" ($24.95, self-published) is available from CreateSpace Publishing at www.createspace.com/3538476 Continued