It's been 5 years since we hosted the barn raising. This barn is now our Welcome center and Bar. Here's what I posted then:
Wow! What a weekend. We got considerably more done than I was hoping for. Our barn crew of 12 family members and friends started to arrived at 8:00 a.m. Son Michael, daughter Jennifer and Son-in-law Taylor (along with grandaughter Kylie) came from Indy and Flora. My dad and his brother-in-law, John along with my two brothers Todd and Trent and my sister Tammy came from Nappanee. Friend and fellow suri owners Brianne and Darin Haupert along with Darrin’s dad Noel came from Rossville and Wabash. Good friend Phil Hutchinson came from Carmel. Last but not least, mother-in-law Nelda came from next door to help with food and drink.
I was really amazed on how everyone pitched in and found a job to do. They all worked more like a well-seasoned barn crew than a bunch of rookies! It was really a fun day. There is something special about accomplishing a task with people you love that is very satisfying. My heartfelt thanks to everyone that helped! We all felt great (although a little sore) at the end of the day.
The video below chronicles the day’s activity: