Since we have so many high surfaces we are doing a lot of the painting from ladders, which is slow and requires moving heavy ladders frequently. It didn't take too many minutes of painting before we came to a few solid conclusions: (1) pre-painted siding looks like a very attractive option; (2) the next time we build a barn we will paint the siding before it's attached; and (3) building a structure with all the painted surfaces accessible while standing on the ground is a very sensible thing to do.
Here's Karen attacking the north side with vigor. The paint is pink when wet, and dries to a "Brite Red" shade that is appropriately named. Kind of makes me wonder why barns were traditionally painted red: so cattle could find their way home in a snowstorm? Nonetheless, our barn will soon be the brightest red barn in the neighborhood in case you're trying to find our place -- like from an airplane, or the space shuttle, or something.... Thanks for visiting!