Morning Snack - Oakesdale, Washington

I have been posting photos of a few of the barns that Jeff Clow and I scouted in the Palouse. This was actually the first barn that we saw. It was unique for two reasons. The first reason was that it was a red barn, which is not as common as one might think in the area (many are unpainted). According to Jeff, whose knowledge of trivia seems to have no bounds, farmers painted barns red as it was the cheapest color of paint they could buy in the 1800's. The second reason was that it was surrounded by a fence and there were several horses grazing there. I may be wrong, but I think it was the only barn of the 80 plus barns we saw that had horses. I wanted to get an angle were I could get just one horse in the frame, so I exhibited patience (that I am not known for) and finally got this photo.