You guys and gals are so kind. This is a darn tough thing to go through, and it is taking its toll on us. S.S.A.P has been so kind to set us up a website where we can post pictures and keep everyone updated if you want to check it out go to: http://www.manitobarancher.homestead.com/index.html
As for a work day Ill definately keep that in mind because there is so much clean up to do. Check out the pictures.
Thank you everyone for your kindness! When I read your posts early in the morning and late at night when I get in, it always brings a smile to my face.
M_R, I look at the pictures of your burned home, and think. This could be my home......Sad, Sad, I hope you have friends and family that you can count on everyday.. Do let us know when you are cleaning up so I can help you. You are in our prayers....katrina
You and yours have my compassion! Since facts cannot be changed, one might speculate that "you will have a totally new home, eventually"!Not much left of that former loving home. I have my electricity and water supply on seperate electric meters from my house, so one could fight a fire if any of the buildings caught on fire. And of course one would have to be home or have a great neighbor to start the control. I guess what you need now is $$..time and a large backhoe with a blade. I've had a terrible house fire myself, when the dollars were short. My insurance was good, so that helped ease the transition.
I think it is really setting in today as we cant get out in the field seeding and I m stuck here wondering what we are going to do and adding up the stuff we lost in the fire. We didnt have half enough insurance to cover our loss. Guess we will have to figure something out. Trying to get things set up to get some power hooked up tomorrow so we cans tart feeding the cattle grain again.
Just got in from outside after 4 hours of putting in one one new power pole. We ve had so much rain here in the last two days that the ground is just muck and the truck that was augering the hole for us got stuck. So after four hours of having a large fouor wheel drive tractor and a MFD chore tractor tied to the truck we finally got it pulled out. We ve got the pole in the ground now we just have to wait for the hydro people to come out and hook up the lines. Then we will be able to run the augers and the roller mill. Cows are really wondering where there rolled barlley and mineral is. I feel sorry for the old gals. Theyll survive though! Ill keep everyone updated as things progress.!!!