It's been a sad day.
Today (Wednesday) my husband phoned the fire department and asked for permission to burn our brush pile. It was a pretty calm day so they said for him to go ahead.
I guess a spark from the fire floated up over our metal building and landed on our old barn with the wood shingled roof. The only one on the property.
By the time he saw it was on fire it was too much for our hose so my hubby told me to call the fire department. We live 7 miles from two towns so it takes a few minutes to get here but they still came mighty fast. In all we had one smaller fire truck, one tanker, one larger fire truck, EMS (for the firemen) two police cars and one police truck along with numerous other pick up trucks of volunteer fire fighters.
It was a teary time for me as I watched it burning.
We had planned on restoring it one day.
But...no one was hurt, nothing of value other than the barn was ruined and as far as I can tell all the chickens are accounted for. The silly critters were behind the barn when all this was going on!
Anyway all is well...we're a little shook up but grateful it wasn't the chicken coop or any of the other buildings we have things in and most especially it wasn't our home.
Yes we have a lot to be grateful for.
I hope your day is a good one