Before we moved to these parts, I always thought of tobacco as a crop grown in the southern United States. Therefore, it was a surprise to me when I found out that the long narrow windowless barns that are seen near Bradley (Hartford, Connecticut) Airport are tobacco barns. Apparently, there are quite a few farms in the Connecticut River Valley that grow and dry tobacco that is used in cigar wrapping.
I have been on the lookout for a good one to photograph for some time now. And yesterday on our way home from a holiday cook out, Greg and I hit the jackpot. Here are some pictures of this very interesting barn we found near Northampton, Massachusetts. Believe me, I am no fan of tobacco and tobacco related products, but I find these barns quite beautiful and endlessly fascinating.