Wisconsin Amish barn raising

This recent barn-raising shot was sent in by a reader living near a Wisconsin Amish community.  In the accompanying story in the Westby Times, an Amish old-timer explains some of the ins-and-outs of barn-raising, including this interesting technical detail:

‘Yoder added that it is customary for families involved in a barn raising to provide a dish to pass at lunch, but it is the responsibility of the family whose barn is being constructed to provide the majority of the food and beverages used throughout the day.’

Thanks to reader Eric Leum and Westby editor Dorothy Jasperson!

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