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Re: The weekend in review (pics)

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In the south it was flu-cured . . . in barns and my Dad loved to grow the stuff. I hated it. It takes up to seven different harvest to completely gather in the old flu cured tobacco . . . that is before the farmers started using 2-4D to quicken the maturing process. We would start in early June in South Georgia and finish about 8 weeks later and each field had to be harvested about once a week. It took a crew of about 12 to 13 people all day to fill a 16 x 20 barn (five room barn) and it was all hand labor. Barns would be 7 to 8 tiers high and each room was 4 feet wide and 16 feet long. It took about 170 gallons of fuel about 5 1/2 days to "cure" the barn. Once completely dry we would open up the barn and let moisture back in to soften the leaves (get the leaves in "order") so that it could be handled. By the way, I would have had my rear end busted for allowing that many leaves to remain on the floor of the barn after a "hanging". We had to pick up the "scattered leaves" and string them up to cure. It was considered a mortal sin to actually step on and bruise a fallen leaf.

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