Yesterdays heavy snowfall and last nights thunder,lightning and rain were too much for the hoop barn. When the rain froze, the barn collapsed sometime very early this morning. Probably just before day break.
I went this morning to water the cows and 2 of the cows were yelling over at the other end of the barnyard. I looked up from connecting the water hose to the buried water pump and my heart skipped a beat.... the barn was gone.
I struggled thru the hip deep snow to get to the hoop barn, counting the cows and calves as I went.
2 mother cows were screaming at the front of the barn. 2 calves are missing.
Desperately need a tractor with a front end loader.
Please say a prayer for Tiny Tim.
The situation is ongoing.
More details later.