Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Fall Chores Come to an End ; Clearing Rafters of Cured Tobacco Starts Getting Old HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS A WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHIC REPORT

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Fall Chores Come to an End ; Clearing Rafters of Cured Tobacco Starts Getting Old HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS A WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHIC REPORT

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Chill rain fell across Daviess County, Ky., but David and Mary Castlen paid it no mind. "It's a great day to be doing this," he said as the husband and wife team stayed dry beneath the tin roof of the old barn and removed cured burley tobacco from the rafters.

"I don't know how old it is," David Castlen said of the barn. "I bought it from a friend of mine that bought a place. I paid him a thousand dollars for this and took it down and hauled it here and put it back up.

"I got them all (beams, rafters and walls) labeled and took it apart in sections. A barn will last a long time, as long as you keep a roof on it."

David Castlen has more time to work his farm after retiring from Lipton in Owensboro four years ago. "She still works there," he said of his wife of nine years, Mary. …

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