The glory of the old farmhouse at Harlinsdale Farm, in a shot captured by Bill Hobbs, was slipping away. Once a thriving Tennessee Walking Horse Farm and home of prize champion Stallion Midnight Sun in the 1940's, the farm has been recalled as a most significant piece of history in the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. The 200 acre landmark was sold to the City of Franklin in 2004, but there was much work to be done. Extensive renovations continue with the help of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson Co. so that the public can passively enjoy the history of this lovely farm.
|Urban decay as captured by Bill Hobbs|
Four years ago, when Bella was looking for her first home, we approached the Park about hosting the show. Deanna Scheffel, Park manager, was very enthusiastic, but we could not use the barn because it wasn't up to codes. We couldn't have a "barn sale" and not use the barn! So I passed it over.
This year, even though we still can't use the barn, we opted for the location. The gorgeous barn will just be a lovely backdrop, but I believe we will be able to peek inside.
OK- just look at the inside…..my imagination is going wild! I see double-decker shopping, don't you??
We may never be able to use this barn, but fingers are crossed!
HERE first. The farm is only 3 minutes away from the square!