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"A barn-raising is indeed a community endeavor for the Amish. At daybreak, the Amish buggies arrive at the farm where the barn is to be erected. An experienced Amish carpenter/contractor is in charge and men are assigned to various areas of work. Often the framing is completed before the noon meal and in the afternoon the roofing is installed. Meanwhile the women are preparing a delicious noon meal, sometimes served outdoors. There is always prayer before a meal is served. The children play…

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An Amish man sits on top of a wagon filled with hay, July 15, 2011, in Middlefield, Ohio. Wow, that looks like a big load for only two horses. I wonder if that is difficult for them, or just routine?

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Beautiful portrait of Amish life

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Softy muted color of Amish dresses. There is something fascinating and comforting about the Amish way of life.

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I just love the amish way of life!

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