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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oops, There Goes the Run-in Shed!

My husband came in this morning around sunrise to inform me that the run-in shed flipped over in the wind and that the horses were fine but were out running around. I dressed to go outside and help him put the horses in the round pen and then collect items before they blew away. Once that was done, then we grabbed a quick bite of breakfast and headed back out to the barn to reorganize the straw and hay bales to get the goats, barn cats, dog and horses all settled in. Took a couple of hours, but everyone is now cozy in the barn out of the wind.

Here is what it looked like before:

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15 comments:

CowgirlSprat said...

OH NO! Liz! That's not good! or is it.... ;)

Pony Girl said...

You're leaving us hanging? Hope everything is okay!!

Latigo Liz said...

OK, I updated my original post with pictures. Come back and take a look.

Amanda said...

am glad everything turned out ok Liz. Our worst problem was frozen waterlines which is pretty par for the course.

Latigo Liz said...

It's good and bad... It’s good because it means we have to do something new/better. It’s bad, because we have to do something new/better. Thankfully we were able to rearrange in the barn again and the horses now are in their stalls and the goats and dog now have extra bales for insulation.

Yeah, Amanda...water is the next thing we’re worried about. We have heat tape on the spigot in the barn, but my frost free pump out in the paddock has been suspect lately. I hope we don’t develop a problem there...

We’re sealing up gaps around the house with caulk and spray foam and putting blankets around doors and windows. I really hope we don’t lose power on top of the cold and winds that have gusted to 50mpg plus!

OldMorgans said...

That was a nice shed, too. Oh well, as you said, onwards to something better. I've had my own share of blow-overs and am always amazed at how the wind just takes them down. Hope you come through the rest of the storm with no further mishaps.

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Cactus Jack Splash said...

I am glad that all the critters are okay.
Bad time to have to start a building project. Hope your fix will work until spring.

Leah Fry said...

That must have been one helluva wind! How hard was it blowing? Glad everyone is OK.

Thought of you today -- I made a pot of beans.

Latigo Liz said...

We rearranged the barn, which had one of the stalls stacked with hay and straw. Once that was ll moved out then the 2 stalls were freed up once again. The girls are tucked in with a plethora of hay and we’ll be taking out warm mashes of beet pulp and hay pellets and LMF Super Supplement in a little while, as well as topping of their water buckets with some fresh warm water. :) We’re all good for a while. Just have ti improvise again. And clean up once the weather starts to cooperate. I hate locking the girls in, but when it’s this bad, I don’t like the alternative.

Latigo Liz said...

I am guessing that the gust was 48mph at about 7:45 this morning...there has been a 51mph gust this afternoon so far. And the snow is working its way here from down south. I expect it to start any minute!

One Red Horse said...

Liz! Oh man, thank goodness everyone was ok. That looked like a really solid structure. Seems like you are taking this with a great attitude. Sorry you have to deal with one more thing during an already full time.

Cherie

gtyyup said...

Awwww Liz...so glad everyone is ok!! Good you've got the barn and that the shed was your only shelter.

Hope your insurance will cover and you can do something better. The structure looked pretty solid though...wind is unpredictable.

Stay warm & dry!

Latigo Liz said...

We’ll be OK. Just too funny that it happened now!

Nah, not worth claiming on homeowners. We were planning on tearing it down someday soon anyway...just upped the schedule on that I guess, eh?

Yeah, it would have been a major bummer had we not had the barn, such as it is. I’ll snap new pics tonight after dinner of the girls all nested in their stalls in the barn; both horses and goats, and boy and girl kitties! Buster is lucky...he gets to come in the house tonight!

SOSHorses said...

I am just glad it didn't do more damage than that. At least you can salvage parts if you need to.

Hang in there and stay warm.

lytha said...

since i'm thinking about building a run-in shed at our new home, i had to show these pics to my husband. where did this plan go wrong? can you offer advice to us? it looked awesome while standing.

and i just noticed the hay bags. omgoodness, there were full haynets hanging when the thing flipped, and now they're hanging up on the ceiling.

thank god your horses weren't in there. they knew better huh? i love how with run-in sheds, you don't have to worry about your horse being trapped in a burning barn, what happened recently in WA.

i watched a run-in get destroyed in a windstorm in issaquah once, but the horse was standing as far away from it as possible. sometimes horses know exactly what to do to protect themselves. othertimes, they just get themselves into stupid trouble and make you wonder..

~lytha in germany