“The Archives of the Shiawasee County Historical Society explain that a week or two after a farmer would put iron scraps into a large barrel of buttermilk, that buttermilk would be transformed into a durable red paint. That this paint was so easy and so inexpensive to make explains why so many barns were red […]
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The following is an article from The Grand Rapids Press January 3, 2003 – Page D1 Author: Melissa Kruse / The Grand Rapids Press Barn razing erases vintage landmark KENTWOOD — If it were possible to see time changing, it might look like a barn at 28th Street and Patterson Avenue falling Thursday to the […]
GRAND RAPIDS — Local birdhouse craftsman John Guertin isn’t competing with China. He doesn’t want to. Through a love of all things nature, he’s developed a special process, collecting materials and assembling them in a way that, he believes, beats any mass-produced birdhouse or feeder coming from the Far East. Guertin, 55, has spent the […]
John Guertin has an interesting story to tell and he’s not afraid to tell it. One of the hardest jobs of a retailer is getting attention in the community – in a way that does not involve taking out ads in the media. John Guertin’s Heart & Eagle Company manages to do just that. […]
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Gerry Barnaby (WOOD TV 8, NBC affiliate) interviews John Guertin about his green project, recycling old barns (2002).