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250 Amish Men Lift Barn With Their Bare Hands And Carry It Across Ohio Farm To Its New Spot

by Amy Paige
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While the Amish community does not reject all technology, its people are much more cautious and hesitant to embrace new and modern types of advancements.

There are approximately 40 Amish affiliations around the United States. These small, close-knit communities rely solely on themselves — man power and elbow grease — to coordinate and complete their various tasks.

Early one morning in March 2019, hundreds of Amish people traveled via horse-drawn carriages to Joseph Hochstetler’s farm in Knox County, Ohio. They were there to complete one mission: to move the pole barn from one side of the farm to the other, completely by hand, in the dead of winter.

Approximately 250 men gathered around all four sides of the barn and began to lift and walk it… all in one single piece. The women watched as the men maneuvered the giant structure, commenting as they twisted and straightened the barn until it was safely placed in its new position across the field nearly 200 feet away.

The entire process took less than five minutes. Amazing!

Image Credit: Mount Vernon News

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