Icons: the Tantramar Marsh barn. Doesn’t look like much, but ask anyone from here and they will tell you of their attachment to them. A beacon of home, a remnant of a golden age, a symbol of the culture here on the Marsh.
At one time this area was the WORLD’s largest exporter of agricultural hay - before combustion engines, when everyone and every thing relied on actual horse power. These barns were built for storage, to make retrieval easier in the deep winter snow - by pung, a kind of sleigh that was so popular that a carriage factory was built right on the edge of the Marsh. dominated the landscape, today there are only a handful left. ❄️
It’s an inspiring history, I never get tired of telling it. ❄️
📸: @nickchase78 - 16 minutes ago