This weekend we traveled out of town for a family wedding. Our destination was around 2 1/2 hours.
We love to drive in the open spaces. I was born in the country and really feel my heart belongs there.
The meaning of rural in Websters is : of or realting to the country, country people or agriculture.
How far do you have to travel now to reach rural? Seems like our city just keeps spreading out and it takes a few hours to reach rural.
Rural tranquillity is something we are all striving for today, just to listen to the night sounds instead of horns blaring!! Rustic is something I love so all of the countryside with old buildings and machinery is a treat for me.
I took pictures out the car window--not the best quality.
I love the old and new red barns and this got me to thinking, why are most barns painted red?
I did some research on the the internest and found some interesting facts.
Years ago farmers sealed their wood with a linseed oil - a tawney color - derived from flax seed plants and it turned a burdt orange. It was a ferris oxide that was a poison to fungi and mold that grew on barns---thus the red barns.
During the late 1800's as paints were beginning to produced with pigments red was the least expensive paint so farmers used it quite a bit.
Red barns have become quite the fashion statement across the nation.
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