Probably you know about the barn fire yesterday morning at Old Friends in Georgetown. It was the small barn, our hospital and quarantine barn, that burned. Thanks to our brave, wonderful, observant, level headed heroes, farm staff James and Tammy, the two horses who were in that barn, Alphabet Soup and Archie’s Echo, were safely evaculated. Everyone is fine, horses and humans. The big barn and other buildings are undamaged.
We thank the Georgetown Fire Department and the fire fighter who sustained a knee injury due to the icy footing, and we thank all the generous people who are contacting us to help. Michael says we’ll get the insurance report in a few days. Then we’ll know how much money we need to raise to replace this facility that’s so necessary to our horse care. Please watch our tweets, web site and Facebook page for fund raising updates.
Rather than post more photos of the patch of rubble–Barbara Livingston put some good ones on Facebook–I went for a walk around the farm this afternoon and caught snapshots of what the horses are doing today. They’re not Laura’s skilled photography, and the horses are being pretty boring in them. That’s because they spent a relaxed day soaking up the sun, munching hay and wishing more people would come visit–carrots! They said to remind you that winter tours are at 11 am daily with reservations.
So here are some snaps of the horses safe, sound and lazy on this winter Sunday.