Farm Animals & Blacksmith

In between the rain yesterday, we were able to visit the River Bend Farm at Biltmore.  The animals were entertaining, especially the chickens and all were photogenic in their own unique manner.  Up the hill the old barn serves as an example of farm life at the turn of the last century.  In residence was Doc W. Cobb, Jr., who is an expert craftsman in historical ironwork restoration (he commented there is no shortage of work for those of his skill).  He gave an entertaining, informative demonstration and fully engaged old and young alike.  For photography, the barn where he worked was dark and had little light except for a few incandescence and door and window light.  So I had to bump up the ISO to capture any pictures.  You can see both the animals and the blacksmith in my Asheville gallery here.