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RED BARNS????
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NEWBY TO THE SITE    Posted 03-29-2001 at 16:08:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION THAT IS BROUGHT UP TO ME A LOT AND I WOULD LIKE SOMEBODIES OPINION ON THE SUBJECT. I LIVE UPSTATE NY, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT STATE IS IS ACTUALLY , CAUSE I HAVE BEEN IN PLENTY AND IT SEEMS THE SAME ANYWHERE,, BUT MY FAMILY COMES UP FROM LONG ISLAND AND IT NEVER SEEMS TO GO A VISIT WHEN WE ARE ASKED "WHY ARE ALL THE BARNS RED????" ABOUT THE SAME ANSWER AND QUESTION RUNAROUND AS WHAT CAME FIRST THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG???? BUT JUST FIGURED I'D SEE HOW MUCH SMOKE WILL START COMMIN OUT OF THE EARS???!!! SPRING IS COMING,,, RIGHT?????


Robert in W. Michigan    Posted 03-29-2001 at 17:41:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here's the best answers to this question i've seen.
Robert


Lisa    Posted 10-25-2003 at 22:17:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A friend who lived in an old house with a barn in Massachusetts said barns were painted red a long time ago because red paint was the only paint that did not contain lead. So when the cows licked the barn they did not get lead poisoning.


BFO    Posted 03-29-2001 at 18:28:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mine are green.....but you already knew that ;-)


Robin Hood    Posted 03-29-2001 at 17:25:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We painted them red to make the flat-billys ask questions. Enough smoke?

So I have been told, red was easiet and the cheapest paint to produce back in the days before
Home Depot and the like. Not sure but think it was made from iron oxide. Monet hadn't found fuschia yet


Chris    Posted 04-08-2001 at 01:07:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is true, Farmers in the old days painted their barns red cause it was the cheapest. Now it has become tradition, but you see fewer and fewer red farms these day, but you see fewer farms in general these days...


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