I saw these red barns soaking up the spring sunshine not far from Carson City. I don’t know any history about them but I thought they looked nice so stopped and took a pic. I hope this warm weather stays around but I have lived in Michigan long enough to not trust Mother Nature. You never know when she is gonna get angry and give one more snowstorm to remind us who is in charge.
If you ever wondered why barns are usually red, according to the internets years ago farmers would use linseed oil to protect the wood and the easiest pigment is rust which would turn the oil red. I am not sure if it is 100 percent accurate but I can’t imagine the internets would give out false information. ( that’s sarcasm just in case you are unsure, there should be a sarcastic font)
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