She says each barn has a story and, like the farmers who built them, each one is different. She adds that Iowans have an undying devotion to restoring old barns.
The self-guided tours run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday. One of the Northwest Iowa barns on this year’s tour is the Hansen Barn near Ruthven in Clay County.
More information on all of the barns on this year’s tour is available on-line at www.iowabarnfoundation.org.