If you want to find out more about the history and design of barns in the San Juan Islands, you can do it in several ways:
- Farming in the San Juans describes the physical features, climate, and agriculture in the islands;
- Uses of Barns enumerates various crops that the barns were used for: hay, grain, sheep, dairy, fruit, horses & mules, and poultry, and even social uses;
- Design & Construction discusses location and siting, design, standardized plans, and structure;
- Barnwrights & Builders tells what little we know about the craftsmen that built these barns;
- Associated Farm Buildings describes the many types of structures you can find on a farmstead: bunk houses, fruit dryers, granaries, hop dryers, machine sheds, milk houses, poultry houses, root cellars, silos, smoke houses, and water towers;
- Glossary of Barn Terms will help you make your way through the rich vocabulary of barndom; and
- Bibliography suggests further reading.