Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bud Ogle Farm in Smokies

Just off the Roaring Fork Trail in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Bud Ogle was able to build a home and scratch out a living.  It is hard to see where his corn fields were, because the forest has taken over most of the land he cleared.

The area is full of rhododendrons and many other wildflowers, attracting bees and butterflies.

The Park Service recently put a new roof on the cabin, using wood shingles like the original roof. I think the roof on the barn is  original .  


I'm grateful that this home place has been preserved for us to see. Roaring Fork is not as popular as Cades Cove, and it is not as crowded.  Check it out the next time you are in Gatlinburg!