Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 10: Big Red Barn

Day 10 of "30 Days of Farm Kid Stories"

Our family barn was once red. Through the years it was painted white. Today it stands without paint, a weathered gray color.

Today’s farm story is the board book Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown. 

The book displays whimsy with a puppy dog pail upside down near stacks of hay and a golden weather vane mounted on the barn.

The last eight pages show the sun gradually setting and the animals heading toward the barn,  An overall charcoal gray tone represents darkness, with the last pages of the book showing the animals sleeping with the moon reflected in the metal tub filled with water.   

Remember me talking about how hard the sleep routine feels at our household?   This book is our family’s favorite read right before bedtime because it gradually leads us into the right mood.

Speaking of sleep, it’s time for a bedtime story.  What are you reading tonight at your home?


My Library List:

Preview Day: 30 Days of Farm Kid Stories
Day 1: One Moment
Day 2:  Perfect Pizza
Day 3:  Our Heartland
Day 4: Pasta Fistful
Day 5: One Fast Grower
Day 6: Farmer Seuss
Day 7: Just One Cookie?
Day 8:  Frowns Turn into Smiles
Day 9: BOO-HA

Our blogging host Holly Spangler writes  “30 Days on a Prairie Farm” this month on her blog: My Generation.  

It’s a group party, of sorts!  Please join fellow bloggers as they tell their agricultural stories:

Beyer Beware: 30 Days, 30 Things You Never Knew About Food
Black Ink: Beef’s a Trip – 30 Days from Gate to Plate
Confessions of a Farm Wife: Life on Our Farm
Go Beyond the Barn: 30 Days of Farm Life Blessings
Kelly McCormick Photography: 30 Days of Thankfulness
Le Jardin da ma Vie: 30 Reasons Why I Love Being a Farmer’s Wife
Pinke Post: 30 Days of North Dakota November
Rural Route 2: 30 Days of the Not-So-Glamorous Life of This Farm Wife


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