Travel Writers Conference Showcases the Best of the Midwest in Autumn

Eileen Ogintz
August 25, 2013
Travel Writers Conference Showcases the Best of the Midwest in Autumn
Do you know why barns are painted red? It seems that farmers used to make their own paint from things like linseed oil and iron oxide when gave paint the red color and created a durable finish that protected the wooden barns. Now, it's a tradition. I learned that at the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, IL where there is an entire area devoted to farming-from the chance to "milk" a cow (did you know dairy cows eat 90 pounds of food a day?), to smelling the scents of a farmyard (can you recognize manure? dirt? clover?).
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