A Barn Raising in the Hill Country

Back in the Fall of 2006, I learned of a “Barn-Raising” event for a family that owns and operates a small flower and vegetable farm located between Dripping Springs and Wimberley.  Both Dorothee and I participated in the 3-weekend barn raising, along with perhaps 60-80 other local residents.  It was truly an extraordinary example of community spirit, something not so often seen these days.

At the end of the very first day, a remarkable structure had been accomplished:


By the end of the first weekend, the basic barn structure, including custom laminated roof beams, was all in place:



By the end of the second weekend of work by local residents, the barn was structurally complete:


And, just a short weekend later, the barn was ready for service as flower storage for the farm, as well as a community center for dances and other celebrations!:


I was so impressed with this outpouring of community spirit that I wrote an article which appeared in the December edition of Hill Country Magazine.  You can read the entire article by clicking here.

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