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Lancaster County has some amazing stone barns.  Many of these barns are owned by Amish.  One of my customers let me take a few shots of his.

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I love the scents and sights and the whole feeling of being inside one of these old barns.  The pungent hay strewn across the floor;  mustiness countered by fresh breeze blowing in through open barn doors.  The nooks and crannies, cobwebs and sturdy crossbeams.

Very cozy, even for a non-cow like myself.

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You stop to wonder how many bales this barn has held in its existence, how many animals sheltered and fed thanks to this tenacious structure?

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The farmer had no idea how old it was.  Could it approach 200 years old?  Some of them do.  Some are even older.

You don’t really see stone barns like this in the Midwestern Amish settlements.  Yet here they are everywhere.

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