Why are barn’s red?

2020-04-11T00:55:15-04:00May 25th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Red barns cover the countryside. Take a drive in the country and have a look. This is not because farmers of yesteryear loved red, it's because they had to make their own paint which usually was made from linseed oil, milk, lime, and ferrous oxide, aka rust. Farmers found that this mixture would dry and [...]