Yakima Herald: Crowdfunding: 21st century version of a barn raising

"Barn raisings are largely considered a relic of the past.

But when I heard about the way the community supported Lori and Ruth Babcock, owners of Tieton Farm & Creamery, after relentless snowstorms destroyed their barn last month, it felt a bit like barn raising to me.

“You just can’t have a group of people throw up a barn; it isn’t realistic,” Ruth Babcock said.

But when it happened, people wanted to help."

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