Tuesday, July 14, 2015


When I got to Elmer's house on Friday, this is where he directed me to.  He had permission from Bishop Eli and Bishop Joseph for me to take pictures as long as I didn't have pictures where their faces would show - you could identify someone.  So after all the pictures were taken, Elmer, Anna and myself, went thought all the pictures on the camera.  Some of the men building here are Amish, some are Old Order Mennonite.  The people I know that helped are Elmer and Anna's son, John, Jean's sons Michael and Thomas.  What surprised me is the machine here that is helping them.  Elmer said, as long as the person driving the machine is not Amish or Old Order Mennonite, they can use them.  Hope you enjoy the pictures of the barn raising.


Vanssmomc said...

Marilyn, Wow, I am impressed with the size of this structure. Amazing how many hands can make a project like this go quickly. Thank you for sharing, oh and tell Elmer he made me laugh with his explanation of "courting buggy". Hope you have a wonderful day. Cathy in Webster

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Marilyn. Another WOW here! How long did it take to get it finished? I like the one you have of the horses next to the project...the old and the new together...both have a place. Have a great day!

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Carol and Angela,
It is a big barn. There were about 8 of them working on it. I don't know when they finished it because when I went by it on Sunday, it still needed some work done. I have a lot more pictures of the horses. They will probably be another post, sometime.

I took pictures of them working on the barn when I first got there. Then we would go taking pictures of other things and come back, where I would take more pictures. Off, we would go taking pictures of other places and come back to take more barn pictures.

I will tell Elmer what you said.


Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn, I'm sure you have already thanked Bishops Eli and Joseph for allowing you to take pics of the barn raising for NYSofMind, but when you see them again, please add my "thank you" also. Also to Elmer for having prepared the way ahead of time for you to be able to do the photo shoot and share it all here.
Many hands certainly do make light work! Blessings to all, Carol

Vickie said...

This is a great post. I enjoy the pictures very much Marilyn.
I hope you are feeling better?

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Carol,

Yes, I did thank Bishop Eli and Bishop Joseph. It was very kind of them to let me take pictures. Eli, Anna and I also went through the pictures to make sure no ones face shown. I will see they get your message.
Blessings to you and yours,

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

So glad you liked the pictures. I have been wanting to take pictures of a barn raising for a long time.

I am feeling a lot better, but still get the panic attack on and off.

Hugs to Mable and Henry,
Marilyn and Pierre

Tom said...

Great t opportunity Marilyn. Tom The Backroads Traveller

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Tom,

Sure was, Tom.


Countryside Reflections said...

What a nice big barn and great pictures.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Doreen,

It is a nice big barn. Glad you liked the pictures.


dynnamae n said...

Good morning Marilyn,
Getting caught up here while traveling. This barn raising is very impressive. The cyclists have a nice route to follow. Jean's beet recipe sounds good and I like beets. I hope all is going well with you and Pierre. Hugs to you both.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Dynnamae n,

Glad you like everything. Hope you are having a great trip.

Hugs back,
Marilyn and Pierre