Join me as I find and explore (another) abandoned old farmhouse in the woods
Be sure to watch all the way to the end of the video because we found something really fascinating near the farmhouse. Don’t miss it!
In this behind-the-scenes video you can walk with me as I discover and examine an old wooden farmhouse in the winter woods. But there’s more — a lot of rusty old farm machines strewn through the woods, and something very interesting at the very end.
Correction: Dating a building by the shape of nail heads
In the video, I said that you can date a house before or after the 1880s, by the shape of nail heads. I was correct, but also incorrect — I misquoted the dates.
In fact, modern “wire nails” with round heads date from the 1890s or after, whereas square nails were used generally prior to the 1890s. That information comes from this expert source here, where you can also see some great illustrations of antique nails.
New portfolio of abandoned places
I’ve photographed so many abandoned places lately that I finally decided it was time for a portfolio dedicated to abandoned houses, buildings, and other abandoned places. Visit my Abandoned Places portfolio.
Bonus, behind-the-scenes phone photographs from the location
Below are a few bonus smart phone snapshots from the day of the exploration.
This photograph shows my camera in position to make a set of images of the window and the interior of the house, focused at various distances, and stacked later in Photoshop.
Thanks for reading.
By the way, this is the second abandoned farmhouse I’ve explored in less than a month
You can see the video of the previous one below. It even had clothes and furniture inside.