Don Donovan's World - Tobacco Kiln, Riwaka

Ramblings of a much published New Zealand author

07 September 2012

Leaves From My Sketchbooks. 19. Tobacco Kiln, Riwaka

The Nelson-Tasman district used to abound with tobacco farms. Indeed, one of our ex-prime ministers had been a tobacco farmer. But it was starting to go out of fashion which is probably why this old kiln was looking a bit tired, although still functioning - just ripe for sketching!

The little squiggles in the foreground are actually rows of tobacco plants growing but you wouldn't have known had I not told you.