Plain teamwork was on display again in June, and again in the Geauga County Amish settlement. We last saw the Amish of this community picking up and moving a barn in March.
In the video below, around 90 Amish lift and move a building described as a shed by video author Bill Jancsurak.
Jancsurak commented the following to Global News:
Bill Jancsurak told Global News the move happened in Parkman, Ohio and that according to one member of the community, they had “more than needed.”
Jancsurak said he was told 10 phone calls went out and it resulted in about 200 people turning up to help.
“They come together for each other,” he said.
According to Jancsurak, the structure was estimated at about 4,500 pounds and measured about 20 feet by 30 feet.
He said what was interesting was that according to one of the community members, only about 90 men were actually needed to move the building, yet more than double showed up to assist.
It seems this is a popular way to move buildings in Geauga County. An Amishman commented to Jancsurak that this was the “smallest building to be moved in this way.”
The shed was moved an estimated 300 feet, and the full job took around four minutes.
If I had a chance to help pick up and move a building, I think I’d jump on it.
It’d probably be fun to be riding by in your buggy, point over and say “See that shed? Well did you know one time I picked it up and moved it about 300 feet…”
“…with a hand from a couple friends of course;)”