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Author Topic: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED video/pics  (Read 10271 times)

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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2009, 09:38:30 pm »
It was a good day.  Plenty of guys there to help, not that a few more wouldn't have hurt either.  I'm anxious for Rooster to post some pics and tell the tale as I forgot to bring my camera.  The food was good.  A big dessert table with pies, cookies and brownies too!  I slept til 10:30am today as I was tired from all the climbing.  I also had to drive 2.5 hours home and I was not doing good the last 1/2 hour, but got home about 11pm.  It was great meeting Craig and his dad and family.  I also met Jim aka "Stumpy" here on the forums.  He was involved in the milling of that big redwood chunk a couple years ago with some other fellas here on FF.  It was a good atmosphere all around.  The nice cooler weather helped.  Never saw so many guys work so hard and be happy about it.
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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2009, 10:11:58 pm »
Local TV news story on the raising:
http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10975244
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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2009, 10:53:56 am »
Thanks for posting the link to the video.....
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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2009, 12:26:29 pm »
I was at the barn raising on Saturday.  Great time.  Very interesting.  I commend Craig for being able to manage all the volunteers.  The skill level ranged from an older woman, to guys with some pretty good knowledge of what to do, and everything in between. Craig also added a cool touch.  He made up an american flag for the top of the Gin Pole.  The flag had 38 stars on it which would have been the same as existed when the barn was originally built in 1888. 
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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED video/pics
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2009, 09:11:12 pm »
Hey there,

I wanted to let everyone know that Saturday's barn raising was a true success.  I was surprised and humbled by the number of spectators and volunteers that showed up to participate. ;)  Even though we got a late start trying to dig holes for the gin pole anchors, we were able to raise the 6 bents and connect them together with the girts.  Here are some videos that were posted on youtube. Enjoy!

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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED video/pics
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2009, 09:13:40 pm »
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"We talk about creating millions of "shovel ready" jobs, for a society that doesn't really encourage anybody to pick up a shovel." 
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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED video/pics
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2009, 09:18:57 pm »
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Re: "Barn Raising" Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 (S. Central Wisc.) UPDATED video/pics
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2009, 08:37:26 am »
Nice video!  Thanks for posting!!