Monday, March 21, 2011


All our family and neighbors got together for a big picnic today and we did a barn-raising, Amish-style. It's done!

Ha! Just kidding. Really, the electric company came and gave us a quote on how much it'll cost to have electricity at the new barn. They need to put up two more poles and run the line underground.

They gave him the meter box to put on the barn when it's built. You tell them when you're ready for the service and they come and do it. We've had them put up a pole before, when we installed a new irrigation system. It didn't take much time at all ... but longer than a lunch hour.

That's why the Amish get them done so quickly (and I'm basing all my Amish barn-raising knowledge on one scene in the movie Witness) - no poles.

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