Armstrong resident Cyndy Sturdy has just released a new calendar entitled, Broke Down Barns of the North Okanagan.
Many residents of the North Okanagan may well find their own barn representing a month in 2014.
All of the photographs were taken by Sturdy over the past 10 years as she lamented the loss of old barns.
“I’ve always loved barns since I was a girl growing up in Alberta,” she said.
“I have memories of discovering a new batch of kittens in the hay loft, a nest of chicken eggs in the mangers, small mouse houses with baby mice, watching swallows build nests, have babies and leave; and resting my forehead on a milk cow’s warm belly while I milked them.
“I fell in love with the old barns in the Okanagan, and wanted to get as many pictures as I could before the barns are gone.”
The calendars are available at the Brown Derby Café in Armstrong, or contact Sturdy at 250-546-3613.