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Phillip Allen
01-16-2014, 02:01 PM
just found out my niece and her husband have lost two barns (fire)... the big one was full of wood working equip, new truck, thousands of board feed of dimensional hardwood cut from their farm (lots of walnut)

machine shop
cedar strip canoe (masterfully done)...it was a huge barn and full of wonderful things... no new hay though... don't know what started it

Bobby of Tulsa
01-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Dang Phillip, that is some bad news. Do they live near you?

Shang
01-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Aww...sorry to hear that. Sounds like they lost a lot that was important to them.

Phillip Allen
01-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Dang Phillip, that is some bad news. Do they live near you?

east of St Louis... near Sparta

Flying Orca
01-16-2014, 02:29 PM
That sucks. Hope they had insurance.

Full Tilt
01-16-2014, 02:38 PM
I lost a friend in a barn fire.

Was everyone okay?

Ian McColgin
01-16-2014, 03:00 PM
Terrible news and a serious material loss. Glad there were no direct human casualties.

Phillip Allen
01-16-2014, 05:19 PM
I lost a friend in a barn fire.

Was everyone okay?

everyone is fine... it is a big sprawling place... big house built entirely out of wood cut on property (maybe cheap stuff from lumber yards?)... it is a self-sufficient farm... heat with wood in some sort of big outside furnace so the actual fire is outside the house.
They raise cattle and feed with fodder they raise on the place. It’s pretty impressive.

I can't believe the logs she keeps on individual cows

Garret
01-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Damn - sorry to hear this - though glad no one was hurt.

If there was insurance, I bet it won't cover full value - but I hope it'll help.

htom
01-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Horrible news, Phillip.

Waddie
01-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Sorry to hear it. Even with good insurance, some of that stuff is irreplaceable. Is there a fire investigator looking into it? One summer I saw a barn full of new hay go up from spontaneous combustion (but I've always considered that blaze poetic justice for personal reasons, ha-ha). And I've seen barns with extremely old wiring. Those old buildings are pure tinder - doesn't take much to incinerate them.

regards,
Waddie

Phillip Allen
01-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Damn - sorry to hear this - though glad no one was hurt.

If there was insurance, I bet it won't cover full value - but I hope it'll help.

it hurts for sure but they will land on their feet... a very capable pair (in spite of the fact that Jane's husband is a serious redneck veterinarian with the seed corn hat and oat straw clenched in his teeth (hates horses and thinks only in terms of blooded cattle)

Garret
01-16-2014, 07:11 PM
A vet that hates horses - now that's unusual!

Phillip Allen
01-16-2014, 09:16 PM
A vet that hates horses - now that's unusual!

he's from the People's Republic of Illinois :)

Full Tilt
01-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Pheeeeeeeleeeeep, you got some splainin' to do.

Phillip Allen
01-16-2014, 09:42 PM
it was too easy

Glen Longino
01-16-2014, 10:11 PM
A vet that hates horses - now that's unusual!

I never let anybody treat my horses but an equine vet with a good reputation.
Sorry to hear about those kid's loss!