I'm not sure if the writer thought our barn was neat, as in tidy, or neat, as in appealing, or both, but our barn made the Los Angeles Times yesterday. You can read the story here. (Ignore the politics, if you like.) It is a decent reflection of our town and the citizens. I guess we sit in the center of the political universe.
The paragraph that describes our farm is this one:
The vista heading toward Des Moines is particularly telling: a tall, sky-blue water tower, "Indianola" emblazoned across the tank's width. A neat red barn in a stand of trees losing leaves with the approach of winter. And the new YMCA, a crane looming over unfinished walls, with opening day nine months or so in the future.
Bob was surprised the writer didn't mention the giant compost pile beside the neat barn. That could have made a nice segue to politics.