March 19, 2008

Barn Fire Update

Yes it is my In-Laws Barn. A Heritage 1860's Dairy Barn...and their lively hood.
Lost all the cows...rescued the family Dog.

My FIL is doing O.K. I don't think it has really sunk in yet. The fire Marshall is still there, and today they are cleaning up the smoldering debris.

They Need to separate the cows from the metal before everything is bulldozed. THAT I am NOT taking pictures of.

We live 400 meters down the road in our home. The fire was so hot it burnt the hydro poll and the power had to be shut down. Power is back on now.


10 comments:

Erin said...

sigh,...my heart is heavy for adam's dad today and you guys. i will keep you all in my prayers as the remains need to be taken care of and as it begins to settle in.
much love.

Carey said...

Oh my goodness! I will be praying for your FIL and your family.

MurrayvilleMom said...

I am so sorry for their loss...I would never want to hear those words.

Thoughts and prayers with you ALL during this difficult time.

happygeek said...

SO sorry for your family.

Katy said...

how horrible! my thoughts and prayers are with them!!!

Andrea said...

wow that is so sad...
My thoughts are with your father in law and family.

Nancy said...

As I keep gulping back the lump in my throat, I'll just say thanks for posting the pics and story.

Love, Nancy

ValleyGirl said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. That's quite the understatement to say some things are going to change around there "a bit!"

What a clean-up job. Ugh.

Marie said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry for your family's loss. What a dreadful thing to have happen to anyone, but especially with such a history, and dependency. It can be so hard to remember the blessings, but I am grateful you didn't mention any loss of human life. At least your father-in-law is alive and well. Please take heart, from one farming family to another, in what I'm sure will be difficult times ahead.

Jessica said...

Words can't begin to express how sorry I am! I'm crying just thinking of how tragic that is!