Another shot from Deep Creek
We don’t have the massive square and flat plots of land that the midwest has. The plots are often irregularly spaced, Even on the eastern shore, where the land is flat and ample, you’ll still have oddly shaped plots with diagonal roads cutting through fields or a random river running in betwwen two farms. In western Maryland farmers are constrained by topography as much as by historic land grants or property transactions, and the combination leads to some interesting farmscapes.
MDP took a trip to Western Maryland and filled it’s photo coffers with lots of new material this weekend.
Today we feature a picture of the Drane House, the 0ldest standing structure in Garrett County. Though it’s been though some restorations and reconstruction, the house was originally built in 1800. It sits next to the town of Accident Md.
Maybe you too were fortunate enough to catch the MPT special about old barns in Maryland. I was enthralled. Did you know that Maryland is 8th on the list of barns per square mile built more than 60 years ago. Well it turns out that one of the oldest and most unique is on the grounds of the Monocacy Battlefield. So I searched through all my pictures and, of course, despite my tendency to take a picture of everything in a site, I still didn’t have a picture of that barn. I did find one of this pump. So, enjoy.