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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Foggy Morning. Red Barns?

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This morning it was foggy and 58 degrees.

Had planned on  walking the Farm Loop but with the fog didn't want to walk up the road to the school.  Afraid the cars wouldn't see me.

I started out walking over to public works and paid the water bill.  There is a slot to drop it off.  Then continued walking around town.

Stopped to say hi to a few cows along the way.
Walked around both cemeteries and the ball park loop.
 Didn't see anyone else out walking and even if they were out there,
I'd not be able to see them because of the fog.  😊
The fog was so thick that my hair was wet like I'd just stepped out of the shower. 
In this picture of the town pond you can see the sun was trying get through the fog.  It was foggy during my whole walk,
but the sun did eventually come out and we had a nice sunny day.
Walked 6.3 miles
Sunrise 7:03
Sunset 7:17
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Another Tuesday another bowling day. 
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Before leaving for bowling I put the ingredients in the slow cooker
for Mexican Meatloaf so didn't have to worry about supper when we got home.
We left a little early to do a couple of errands.
There were seven of us bowling today.
Had fun but didn't bowl very good, didn't make my average on any of the three games.
 A few people stayed to play another game but Ken and I left.

Had to get home to mow the lawn.
I mowed and Ken weed whacked.

Then is was finally supper time.
Made some mashed potatoes
and we had zucchini from the garden to go along with the meatloaf.

I've been working on some more weave-it squares for the next baby blanket.
Here's what I have done so far.  Don't have a pattern for the colors in mind yet
because I'm using up odd pieces of yarn, so just lay them out as I make them.
The blank spots around the age are going to be purple.  I have the most of that color.
I'm sure the colors will get changed around some more before I sew them all up.
The usual evening at home tonight.
Reading
Knitting or more squares
Netflix
and Ice Cream.

 A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

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even those who are rude to you,
not because they are nice,
but because you are."
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Jedidja asked yesterday if I knew why barns are usually red.  I didn't know, so I did a little research and this is what I discovered.  Pretty interesting I thought.

Back in the day there were not many choices of paint colors or sealers to use.  
Farmers would seal the wood on the barns with linseed oil, which has an orange looking color from the seeds of the flax plant.  
To the oil they would add things like milk and lime but also rust.  
There was plenty of rust on farms and because it killed moss or fungus that might grow on their barns they mixed that in. 
 It also acted as a sealant.  
It turned the mixture red.  
When paint became more readily available most 
people kept to the red paint in honor of tradition.

13 comments:

  1. We have been having foggy morning walks too. I guess shortly the lawn mowing season will be over. After the summer we had it us remarkable there is any lawn left to mow!
    Have a good day.

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  2. Early morning fog does make pretty pictures. I like seeing the sun trying to break through the fog. Do you weave or knit those squares? It looks so pretty.

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  3. Interesting about red barns and rust added to paint. I know that sumac fronds were added to buttermilk to make a thick milk paint on the cheap, which gave a rich red color and had lastability. If rust keeps down moss and fungus, The Ponderosa will be wonderfully moss and fungus free. Actually, I haven't see too much of either. =D

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  4. Hello, love the foggy scenes and the cows. Interesting info on the red barns. The squares are pretty. The mexican meatloaf sounds yummy. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. The baby blanket is going to be so pretty. Purple is one of my favorite colors. We had some fog the other morning but when I was ready to take Mandy out for her walk it was mostly burnt off. Have a great day.

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  6. Hi Happyone, I have been slack about visiting the blogs I'm following and appologize for not leaving you a comment in a long time. You are quite amazing at having the ability and discipline to post on such a regular, often daily, basis! Tried to catch up looking at older posts this morning. Good to see you still on your daily walks of just over 6 miles. Plenty of excellent photos too! Sunrise on September 14th is awesome! Sun through the trees on Sunday, September 11, another great shot! Best regards to you and Ken from Seattle!

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  7. The sun was having a hard time breaking through that fog! Nice to see the cows!
    That was really interesting to learn about the red colour for barns!

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  8. Interesting to read about the red barns ... thanks for doing the research.

    It really is the time of year for some foggy mornings, but so nice when the sun burns it away ...

    I do like the colours you've used in your baby blanket, and that meatloaf with your zucchini sounds yummy!

    All the best Jan

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  9. Boy, you've been a busy girl. I love that you start your day with a walk, I kinda like the fog, especially with the sun trying to peak through. Thank you for sharing the history of the color of barns, it's always interesting to learn about how things began.

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  10. Great foggy images. Loving the black cows.
    Your baby blanket looks big, loving the colours.
    Have a fantastic day :)

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  11. Zootopia just hit netflix so I'm hoping it's as good as everyone says

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  12. Fog adds so much to a photo. Interesting about why barns are red a lot of the time. I never thought to ask.

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