Beautiful Burley – NC Tobacco

At one time years ago, my husband and his family raised tobacco on our farm. That’s a long ago memory, but we now let a neighbor use one of our old barns to hang and cure his burley tobacco – or ‘bacca as a lot call it. 😉 This morning as I was driving back from checking on corn silage cutting progress, these golden leaves stopped me and beckoned my camera and I closer. There is no smell, sight or feel the same as tobacco curing and these photos don’t do it justice, but maybe they can at least get close – and help you feel close to a dying tradition that so many in our state have hung their livelihoods on through the years.

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