Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wind Damage Pictures

I only got a few pictures yesterday and I didn't have a chance to get any today. I'm off tomorrow so I'll get some more. Here are the ones I took yesterday.

The arrow shows where the rail road cross tie on the right is supposed to be sitting on top of the left one. The left circle shows the gap where the barn used to sit flat on the tie. The circle on the right shows where it moved and is now sitting against the tree. You may have to click to enlarge the image.

A view from the front showing where the tie moved. It's supposed to be sitting on top of the one on the left because of the slope.

The bottom line shows where the cross ties are supposed to be sitting (where the gravel ends) and the second line shows where the cross ties are sitting now.

This shows where the trim has come loose and the arrow shows the gap between the cross ties. They were sitting end to end.

My feed shed hanging in a tree and sitting on my fence (which means the whole thing will have to be restretched). On the left you can see where the roof to the hen house has pulled back and is laying on the fence. My tack cabinet is laying on it's side. The feed barrels were knocked over. All of the food was soaked and ruined in the rain. The fence I made out of the round pen panels that goes down the hill also was twisted and torqued. I don't know if any of the panels are ruined, but the pins that hold them together are definitely ruined.

Closer up of the feed shed. :(

It's all thoroughly depressing. We have good coverage of our outbuildings so we should get enough money to rebuild them, but I have no idea how long it will take. We usually do all of our work ourselves and with my husband hurt that may mean I'm without a feed shed for a good long time. :( I can fix the chicken coop at least. Our neighbor has offered to use his tractor to try to push the horse barn back together. I don't know. I was in shock all day yesterday. I don't even really remember any details about work yesterday. Anyway I'll take more pictures tomorrow and keep you all updated on our progress.


  1. Yikes that sure was a number done on your stuff. Hope most things can go back together without too much difficulty, wonder what the critters think of being displaced so suddenly. Good thoughts sent your way!

  2. Holy crap! That was some storm. Hope all the fur kids are OK.

    Mango Momma

  3. Thanks for all your comments, advice & suggestions! Yes, the results of Jackson's insulin test are back - and normal. It looks like the issue is just thin, soft soles. Phew!

  4. Oh my goodness! Are you in Alabama? Looks like a tornado moved in there. What speed winds id you get? We often get 65mph+ winds during teh Spring, but I've not seen any damage like that around here. Such devastation! The equines and chickens are all ok, right? Did your house survive, too? Wow! I'm glad you're ok. There really is some very evil mojo going around right now.

    You know Val of Fantastyk Voyage, right? She got seriously injured yesterday while out riding. You can read about it on my blog and maybe you could stop by her blog and leave her a few well wishes, too?

    Best wishes on the clean-up at your place. Hang in there,

  5. Holy hurricane! That's just wrong!

    The task in front of you reminds me of what a friend told me when we were facing a similar project.

    You know how you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

    Glad all living creatures are ok - how are the chickens?

  6. That's crazy. Are you sure you didn't get hit by a tornado? I know that any buildings or roofs that are sold in our area are required to withstand 90 MPH winds. Did you just get some freak winds that exceeded your building codes?

  7. Oh my goodness! I gasped out loud when I came to the picture of your shed up in the tree! You poor thing! I'm not surprised you're feeling down. I hope nothing living got hurt. Wish there was something I could do to help - just want you to know that we're thinking of you!


  8. Oh, that is terrible! I hope everyone was safe.

  9. Glad no one was harmed. That was quite a storm. And I was complaining about all the wind we got this weekend. I take those complaints back. Our wind was nothing like yours. I hope the cleanup goes smoothly.

  10. Seems the only good news is that everyone is alright. That's a lot of damage, I feel sorry for you but event though it will take time it will all be fixed. Hang in there.

  11. Wow, that must have been quite a storm.


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