Driving around Iceland, you can see many small churches on the hillsides, mountain slopes and next to farm buildings. On a visit to Iceland in August 2017, we saw this small church, Silfrastadakirkja, in northcentral Iceland.
The current Silfrastadakirkja Church was built in 1896, replacing the old church from 1842 that now is in Arbaejarsafn Museum in Reykjavik. According to a description I found of this church, this “new” church is thought to be one of the smallest if not the smallest church in Iceland. It is also octagonal, which is unusual. It sits next to a farm house. In the foreground is a hay field with hay bales wrapped in plastic to protect against moisture. A heavy fog hangs over the mountain behind the church.
Like many of the small churches in Iceland, Silfrastadakirkja is white with a red roof. Blue is also another popular color for church roofs. Despite the similarities, each Icelandic church has unique features. In addition to the old churches, there are several new ones built in contemporary designs.
Locations of Churches in Iceland.
“Colorful Indian Corn” by Catherine Sherman
My friend Lynn and I took our cameras to a couple of Missouri farms that sell pumpkins, apples and other goods, offer hay rides and let children pet animals. The weather was beautiful, and hopefully we haven’t seen the last of the summer-like days before winter hits.
Ripe Red apples are ready to be picked.
“Old Farm Wagon in a Hay Field” by Catherine Sherman
The Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri, offers a variety of farm goods for sale as well as activities for families, and is a place for receptions, church and school picnics and weddings.
This goat hopes I can read the sign at Red Barn Farm: Goat Feeding Station. Lucky for her, there were several children who didn’t even need a sign to recognize a goat in need of a treat.
Choose a pumpkin at Red Barn Farm!
The Farmer’s House Market near Weston, Missouri, sells locally grown and produced “farm to table” products such as vegetables, fruit, honey, cheese and farm and home related items. It’s a working farm where children, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities can live, work, play and grow.
A beautiful palomino horse stands on a hill against a bright blue sky at Red Barn Farm.
A scarecrow welcomes visitors to the apple orchard at Red Barn Farm.
Mini white pumpkins and other produce are for sale at The Farmer’s House in Weston, Missouri.
Bride and Groom scarecrows enjoy a beautiful autumn day at Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri.
About The Farmer’s House.
Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri.