I've been photographing this Civil War era farmhouse for 14 years (it was built in 1867). I watched with sadness the continued decay and collapsing of the home over these years and continue to document it as long as it still stands. The nails are all hand-made (by a blacksmith I would assume). I often wonder how many of the homes built today will still be standing in 144 years as is the Pate farmhouse. Oh yes, a family still occupies the old place. A clan of turkey buzzards has been living in the rafters these many years and still raise their young there.