Dual Barns

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 13 December 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Driving around on a totally overcast day, we came across these two barns. I like the larger barn's roof and the gables (or whatever they are called). Incidently, many barns in the United States are painted red with a white trim. One possible reason for this is that ferric oxide, which is used to create red paint, was the cheapest and most readily available chemical for early farmers in the eastern states. Another possible reason is that ferric oxide acts as a preservative and so painting a barn with it would help to protect the wood. I post a barn picture each Tuesday to support Barn Charm.