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post #21 of 36 Old 03-14-2019, 12:53 PM
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My horses are still in the machine shed. Their barn is a foot deep.
Hope things dry out for you too! It sounds miserable.
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Managed to keep barn from totally going under water,wasn't a whole lot wetter this morning. Stalls stayed dry the one empty stall has some water in it,outside stall/shelter is got water standing in it. But no worse than last night at last check that was at 1am. Pictures of all one show water standing between barn and hay barn. The rest are in barn.

Saw on FB several people have barns that flooded out so not alone in this ordeal. Also some garages collapsed from snow load then all the rain yesterday. My barn fared ok compared to others who had 6 inches or more of standing water in there barns.
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Something to watch out for: even if your hay is high enough that the water hasn't touched it, all the moisture in the ground around it may cause it to mold. Especially the parts of the hay closest to the ground. Sorry you're having to deal with this. Hope things improve soon.
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post #24 of 36 Old 03-14-2019, 03:10 PM
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Saw this last night, was brain drained... so here's my reaction today:

OH. My. GOODNESS! What a mess... for everyone involved!



We're sick, sick, sick of rain... our ponds are going over the spillways, our bottom land looks like a lake, my feed/round pen looks like a hog wallow, the run in loafing shed is holding water... and I messed around and left one of the tiny side windows open on the front part of my trailer... and then it rained... and it wasn't supposed to rain. *headdesk*


My big hope for everyone is that the rain tapers off, but doesn't say, yeah, nah. Later... and leaves entirely until September, thus adding insult to injury.
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post #25 of 36 Old 03-14-2019, 03:36 PM
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I still can't get out to the horses because of flooded roads but the farmer says they're doing ok. When I was out Monday, the 6' high round pen was completely buried in snow except for the gate arch. Right now, all of that snow is gone. 7 feet of snow gone in one day. No wonder everything's flooding....add that water plus the rain water plus culverts and drainages clogged with ice and you can see the problem. He was able to get his tractor out of the barn and down to the fenceline to scoop out the remaining snow enough to let it drain, so once the water goes down, the horses can go back in their shed/corral. There is concrete to stand on to get dry, and hopefully we can save at least some of the hay; enough to last a couple of months until the grass comes in, because with so many people losing all of their feed/hay for horses and cattle in one fell swoop, there won't be anything available to buy. Sadly, I fear there will be an immense loss of livestock in Nebraska and parts of South Dakota and Iowa from this, as well as the blizzard that hit areas west of here yesterday and is hitting here right now.
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That sounds terrible @SilverMaple ! As much as I'd like to see our 7 feet of snow gone in a day, my heart aches for all those people losing barns, hay, and standing by helpless as they watch their animals suffer in cold water.
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Rambo, I'm glad your water is going down without much damage!
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Still have water coming into barn, so been working at keeping it scooped up. At least it stayed fairly dry weather wise today.

Hay barn has water in it ,doesn't look like it's touching the hay bales, I could see under pallets on.

Looks like it's going to freeze tonight. ..so skating rink every where come morning. We still have a lot of snow even though it rained and stayed above freezing.

Very windy and some snow coming down not supposed to get much.
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post #29 of 36 Old 03-14-2019, 08:16 PM
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I noticed that once again the national news highlights the blizzard in Colorado, storms in the South, and upcoming weather on the east coast but completely ignores the catastrophic flooding for the states in between...
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I'm glad you're holding the line. I hope the worst is over. I'm sure your boys appreciate having dry stalls.
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