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  1. The last of the steel sheets/trim (over 10,000...

    The last of the steel sheets/trim (over 10,000 sf) finally left today!! The site looks a lot better. The backhoe is coming in the morning to bury the charred remains of everything else...then just...
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    [QUOTE=Willesdon;8526081]Good grief - loosing...

    [QUOTE=Willesdon;8526081]Good grief - loosing your barn is just awful! I can not even begin to imagine how bad that must be But wishing you well and a quick recovery and maybe a lovely new barn with...
  3. The hole will be 7-8 feet deep!! And the barn...

    The hole will be 7-8 feet deep!! And the barn site will not be included in horse "space"!! But thanks for the suggestion!!
  4. First thing we bought after the fire was a BIG...

    First thing we bought after the fire was a BIG wheeled magnet!! And too late to wish for diminished wind...gust to 50 MPH yesterday...40 MPH today!! Those steel sheets...that take two good men to...
  5. I was joking about the bits...they ARE...

    I was joking about the bits...they ARE decoration....ugly...decoration!!! And Hubby and I are the ones cleaning up!!! Alone!!! Metal guys are just loading and leaving!! No manual help offered by...
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    Years ago a neighbor "gut shot" a yearling we had...

    Years ago a neighbor "gut shot" a yearling we had a deposit on for $20k!!! He admitted he was target practicing, but didn't admit to killing the horse!! He was the ONLY neighbor on any side of...
  7. Thank you. Salvage people are coming every day...

    Thank you. Salvage people are coming every day for a load or two!! Making a dent in the mess!! Best part was when they took the lawn mowers and the golf cart carcasses!! Got a backhoe coming to...
  8. Ours is 135' x 250' grass ring. I'd rather mow...

    Ours is 135' x 250' grass ring. I'd rather mow grass than snort dust. Plenty of room at each end of the ring to do 20 m circles, figure 8's. It could be smaller but we have 80 acres!!
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    Back in the "old days", many stud farms did...

    Back in the "old days", many stud farms did ride/hack the studs, but not "race train"...too much risk of injury. I'm not aware of the practice these days. The boys just hang out and get fat!! (ie...
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    Thanks so much!! I'm in the process of filing...

    Thanks so much!! I'm in the process of filing the insurance claim and itemizing EVERYTHING!! It is mind boggling what you have that you take for granted!! I keep reaching for things...knowing...
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    Thanks all. I think I'll stay with the...

    Thanks all. I think I'll stay with the conventional black velvet "look"!! I'll check out the suggested models.
  12. Thanks...but there is NOTHING salvageable left!! ...

    Thanks...but there is NOTHING salvageable left!! A scrap guy is coming for the metal and the "very" little bit of wood will be burned of and buried!!
  13. The people with a pending contract have been told...

    The people with a pending contract have been told of the fire. It isn't a deal breaker. There are other barns and horse stalls. We won't replace that barn in any case. As we've aged and downsized...
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    For SURE!! In our area of Ok. it is not uncommon...

    For SURE!! In our area of Ok. it is not uncommon for a herd of 100 QH mares spitting out babies every year...no care, handling, grain, vaccinations...and the registered foals are bringing $75 at the...
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    Proper head gear these days???

    Our big stable burned to the ground last week and with it, 57 years of accumulated tack and riding gear, including 4 good velvet covered riding helmets. (No horses hurt) I tend to be a bit...
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    I don't even know which specific grasses we...

    I don't even know which specific grasses we have...locals just call it "mixed native grasses". We have 80 acres and 20 horses. Moved here 11 years ago and spray for weeds, but have never fertilized...
  17. Yes...a stinky mess!! The smell is mostly gone...

    Yes...a stinky mess!! The smell is mostly gone now....thanks to high wind for the past two days...and no bodies to smell, but the worst thing is the smell of "cooked" corn and oats in the 1/2 ton of...
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    We are in NE Oklahoma, but have mixed native...

    We are in NE Oklahoma, but have mixed native grasses along with areas of Bermuda. Our horses LOVE it and the hay that we make from it!! We moved here from NC where everything was "Coastal Bermuda" ...
  19. Thank you, everyone for your thoughts, offers,...

    Thank you, everyone for your thoughts, offers, condolenses. Our daughter brought the local paper tonight when she brought us our new, rolling magnet she got us.....(you can't imagine how many nails,...
  20. Gad...I didn't know there were COTHER's in this...

    Gad...I didn't know there were COTHER's in this part of the world!! Not needing anything right now...just got permission to start cleaning up the site from the insurance guy!! We're trying to find...
  21. Good/bad news is that in prep for our relocation...

    Good/bad news is that in prep for our relocation to Texas...I've been sorting and repacking almost all of my trucks full of stuff...setting aside donation boxes...so I'm very aware of what was...
  22. Thank you so much for the offer, but that really...

    Thank you so much for the offer, but that really isn't necessary. I'm sure there are other more needy folks. We aren't rich, but we'll make out okay. The offer means a lot!! Donate to a horse/dog...
  23. AMEN to that!! The only tears I have shed was...

    AMEN to that!! The only tears I have shed was when an elderly neighbor delivered a huge party tray of cold cuts, bread, deserts, and fruit to our door after the fire was out!! That kindness did...
  24. Thanks JB. We're in good shape. Nothing is...

    Thanks JB. We're in good shape. Nothing is really different...except there is one he$$ of a mess in the back yard and we are one barn down!! Mare barn/ foaling barn are fine..out of danger. ...
  25. The fire Chief listed the cause as unknown. ...

    The fire Chief listed the cause as unknown. Insurance investigator "may" take a look...but there is NOTHING to look at!! The water heater was standard 220 electric and has so much damage/melting...
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