Thursday, October 22
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

An Amish Shed Raising

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Brothers!  Let this Backblast serve as your official invite to an Amish shed-raising event this coming Saturday at Fudd’s house…..7102 Pinetree Rd, Henrico, VA 23229.

To be clear, I am not Amish and I know none of you are either (with the exception of TYA as he is older and comes from Massachusetts, which was settled by Quakers right?  Aren’t they Amish?)  Anyway, I selected this as the theme because I remembered watching the film “The Witness”, starring Harrison Ford, as a kid and they build a huge barn in one day without any power tools (see attached YouTube video).   I am planning on using power tools, but all these Amish people in the film come over to help their neighbor out of the kindness of their hearts, and I’m hoping I can tap into some of that with my F3 brothers.  My shed is 12’x16′ so not nearly as big as the two story barn they build in the movie, but that’s probably a good thing because we are going to have to carry all of the materials for the shed across my creek and up the hill behind my house before we can start building.

Fudd will provide drinks, plenty of cold beer, and lunch.  I’ll probably get started around 8am.   If you wear traditional Amish dress (aka blue dress shirt, black pants with suspenders, and a straw hat) you will get a special surprise at the completion of the project.  Feel free to bring any tools that you like, especially cordless drills, hammers, tape measure, etc.

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