If you are like many of us on Lopez, we can’t pass a historic barn without a longing look. Such a sense of the farming history of the early settlers. The group “100 Friends of Old Island Barns” (Sandy Strehlou and Boyd Pratt) released a website on local barns that I thought would be of interest. The Historic Barns of the San Juan Islands is now up and running. Check it out. There are still big gaps—perhaps the largest is maps—and not all of the barns have been entered, but it’s a great resource for all things about island barns. This is obviously an ongoing process and they welcome feedback.