White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stillwater Farm, Sterling, Massachusetts, USA

On my trip to Wachusett Mountain I happened by the Stillwater Farm. I liked the red barn color common in this part of the country - it looks especially nice when viewed against the fall colors and blue sky. The farm is a 55-acre environmental education facility and is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and includes this farmstead and a mile long trail through the property.





So why are barns up here mostly red anyway?  Well, according to the editor of "The Barn Journal," Charles Leik, "Ferric oxide (rust), a primary component of red paint, is inexpensive and this appealed to the thrifty farmers of New England and New York State. Red is the predominant barn color in that region."  

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