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This Woman Spent 14 Years Photographing The Oldest Trees In The World

This collection of the Earth's most ancient trees were collected over the course of 14 years by San Francisco, California-based photographer Beth Moon. Moon traveled the globe searching for the Earth's oldest trees, venturing to some seriously remote locations.


“Many of the trees I have photographed have survived because they are out of reach of civilization; on mountainsides, private estates, or on protected land," says Moon. "Certain species exist only in a few isolated areas of the world. For example; there are 6 species of spectacular baobabs, found only on the island of Madagascar. Sadly, the baobab is now one of the three most endangered species on the island."

Beth chose the trees to photograph based on size, age, and their significance to human history. She did extensive research on each tree before visiting them. Enjoy.



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Over 250 Amish Men Carried A Metal Barn With Their Bare Hands To Its New Location

It's incredible what humankind can accomplish when they come together. What is impossible to do alone is made possible when we come into harmony. We create a world of endless possibilities together and are powerful in creating change. It's up to us to chose whether we use the power of team work and solidarity for good and bad.

For one amish community, a group of men, young and old, came together to accomplish a task that otherwise seemed impossible: lifting a metal barn from the ground up and moving it to a new location, Here's how it went.

The Amish Community

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The current Amish community is made of descendants who left their homes in Europe when faced with prosecution for their religious beliefs. Today they live in tight-knit communities all over North America. In fact, there are about 40 Amish affiliations all around the United States.

The Amish community is completely self-reliant and lives minimally. They are cautious to embrace the technologies of the modern world. They prefer not to use electricity and big machines, and instead use their own manpower. That means that to build and relocate entire structures, they only have their are hands to do it.

Men On A Mission

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It all started on a planned morning where hundreds of Amish people traveled on horse carriages, with their families, to Joseph Hochstetler's farm in Knox County, Ohio. They were all in agreement that they had one mission to complete before sundown, they were to help one of their own move their barn to a new location.

To make matters worse, the weather was cold. They were dressed in their community attire, all matching and ready to work as a unit. They had no tools at their disposal. But, not one voice was heard complaining.

Strength In Numbers

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The community was able to bring in 250 of their men together for this project. The men got into position filling up the space all around the four sides of the barn. Then together, they lifted and carried it like it was nothing as one single piece. They walked in uniform, as the women watched in awe. The way they were able to maneuver the giant structure was natural like they had done it hundreds of times before.

They gave each other pointers on where and how to straighten it to make sure the process was safe as they walked 200 feet across the field. The whole community was present, contributing where it could.

It Was A Calculated Process

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In the footage, a voice can be heard directing the group: "alright, take a hold,” while another man then yells, “Go!” The moment the barn was left was completely synchronized, and each man had a firm hold. They then carried the huge structure steadily. They reached the other side perfectly coordinated and then proceeded with the next step: rotating the barn clockwise to position it in its new location.

It was like it was moving on its own. This moment was met with awe from the community. A woman was heard asking "You see all the feet moving?" in amazement. The men then proceeded to lower the barn back on the ground. No one was injured even though the risk of crushing your hands seems high.

A Record Time

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Believe it or not, the entire process took less than five minutes. Despite being an incredible risk, and even arguably dangerous job, no one gave up and no injuries were reported. The community, young and old, had figured out how to work in complete harmony. This is common in the Amish community where when one member needs help, their neighbors generously lend a hand.

Since the community refrains from power tools, they have an incredible ability at using their bare hands. In 2018, another video surfaced in Ohia showing the incredible moment Amish men surrounded and picked up a pole barn in order to similarly move it from one location to the other.

The Power Of Community

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This inspirational story is a testament to the power of community. Together we can move mountains. We truly have an incredible potential to make positive changes in the world if we come together. Friendship and community bring out our kind human nature.

We all long to connect and feel a part of something. We've become so distracted with our own success that we've lost sight of how much further we can go if we do it together.

Here Is The Full Video

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