52 sundays; october 2, 2011 – BARN PROJECT, SEPTEMBER WINNER

We’re starting another new month of barn submissions for the Barn Project – a project where we’re collecting 12 of the most beautiful barns to be compiled into a calendar that will be sold for charity. It’s been such a treat to realize that I’m not the only person who loves barns – you guys are uploading some really beautiful photos . . . as well as one that gave me a chuckle . . .

Keep those cameras out, discover your favorite barn and upload here. Each month we’ll select one winner who receives a $25 gift card, paid by moi, as well as having their barn printed in the calendar, including photo credit.

There is just something about the barn above from Marc Riccio that I love; a lone little barn, weathered paint with hints of red peeking through and surrounded by all that lush green- congratulations Marc, you’re the winner for September

Keep those barn pictures coming – we’re onto a new month! And for those who didn’t win this month, your submissions are still eligible for upcoming months, no need to re-submit!

By the way, here are just a couple of barns that caught our eye this month:

And finally, I’ve always wondered why most barns are painted some shade of red . . . I don’t know the answer but wondered if any of you might?


  1. I agree Debra, Marc’s photo is charming. The barn, the colors. Just perfect. I wish I had barns around here….I’d have to do some major searching….there have to be some somewhere!

  2. Oh I am loving them all, I especially like the window shot for some reason. It makes me want to take a peak in and see what dusty treasures are lying about 🙂

  3. What a great project! There is something very comforting and charming about barns 🙂

  4. I think I do know why…but only because I asked that question MANY years ago when I was helping to paint a barn red. In of all places Deb…Indiana! Many years ago paint as we know it wasn’t available so farmer’s mostly used linseed oil to paint their barns. They added different properties to it but there are two stories on how it came to be red. One that farmers added blood to the mix from a recent slaughter (ew) and another that they added ferrous oxide as a retardant to keep moss and mold from growing on the sides of the barn.

    Today it’s simply a tradition but I’m sure glad that gallon of red paint I was painting from even those many years ago was from the hardware store!

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