These don’t happen too often, but when they do, Amish photographers (erm, that is, photographers of the Amish) come out in droves.
The Amish barn-raising. It’s one of the most-publicized images of the Plain People. Has anyone ever witnessed one? The frolic I attended in Ohio in September was more of a ‘shed-raising’, and in fact, most of it had been raised by the time we showed up to help.
It really does take a day, or less. At least the bulk of what you end up seeing. Apparently the foundation-type stuff often gets put in beforehand.
I always wondered about dropped hammers, though. Hard-hats are a no-no in Amish society.Looking for more good reading on the Amish? Check out our list of best Amish books.