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barn raising

n.
A social event in which members of a community assist in the building of a new barn.

barn′ rais`ing


n.
(in rural areas) a party, usu. providing food and drink, for the purpose of assisting a neighbor to put up a new barn.
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Barnraising and Bunkers at g39, Oxford Street, until June 29.
Barnraising (Volume 2), contains the greatest density of rhythmic challenges and the greatest need to count and understand beat subdivisions and groupings.
Throw a party to share the work, like an old-fashioned quilting bee or barnraising.
You can try your hand at learning Pennsylvania Dutch (Dutch being the misspelled version of Deutsch, meaning German), which the Amish speak at home; read Sadie's Diary, a record of the cycles of a typical Amish woman's life; and gape at the typical dinner menu for a barnraising (115 lemon pies, 500 doughnuts, 16 chickens, three hams and lots more).
Christmas in April found the family living in public housing, heard their story was vacant and a target for vandals because the Hassells could and selected them as one of the forty recipients of this urban barnraising.
Barnraising and Bunkers is part of Diffusion: Cardiff international Festival of Photography at g39, Oxford Street until June 29.