I mentioned a cool barn in yesterday’s post – here it is. As you can (maybe) see, it was established in 1900. Probably one of the first barns in the area. This area is mostly arid shrub steppe and the farm ground around here came from a lot of hard work clearing sage brush and bringing in water from either deep wells (1,000 feet or deeper) drawing from the Odessa Sub-area Aquifer or from the irrigation system stemming from Grand Coulee Dam. When people think of Washington state, they think “evergreen state” and trees, etc. They haven’t been to eastern Washington, which is mostly desert. I cried when we first came out here – we were looking for the mountains and got the desert instead.