Jim was on one of his wheeling/dealing runs this morning [a congenital weakness inherited from his NC paternal line ] and I've learned when invited along to take a supply of books and my camera.
We've noted the popularity of metal stars in various sizes and colors as decoratively applied to local houses.
These cut-out stars on these barns appear to be an older form of folk art.
The current owner of the property told us this is the old Garrett farmstead, located on the Garrett Creek Rd. Another old barn in a nearby pasture wears the same decorative effect.
I'd love to know if the stars were cut free hand or a template was used. It must have been a fussy job balanced on a ladder and using a slender-bladed handsaw.
A close-up of the stars on the main barn.
A horse and two large black and white goats shared this space.
Here is a view of the farmhouse, currently unoccupied.
Daffodils are in bloom below the rough curbing that runs in front of the house.
Note the rather Gothic trim which crowns several of the windows.
I think there must have been an inventive carpenter involved in this feature
as well as the star patterns on the barns.
Perhaps a woman with artistic sensibilities inspired her good man to such detail.
Daffodils in bloom.
In our drives around Adair and surrounding counties we spy colorful painted quilt blocks adorning
barns and other out-buildings.
This brilliant green barn faced the junction of the side road as we left the old farm.
A perfect color to display on St. Patrick's Day.
If you would care to learn more about the Kentucky Quilt Trail Project, here is one of several links.