|Before (Photo used with permission|
We've gotten almost 100" of snow in less than 30 days. And, in those 30 days, we've experienced the second coldest month on record (coldest month was in 1875). Do you have any idea what 100" of snow looks like? Oh we're a hardy bunch, us New Englanders but this is too much... Another roof collapse, another barn rescue and another "Fund Account" established.
|After 16 People...|
(Photo used with Permission Martha Curran)
When we lost our indoor, it felt like someone had died. We all moved around the barn in stunned "silence" each of us harboring our own secret concerns and still trying to be strong for the owners. We could always move but, for them, this was their home, their business and their dream. What of their dream?
|Roof top at Davis Farm, Bedford MA|
Photo by Lisa Samoylenka
So, I ask you... do not judge! Do not second guess folks' decisions... For one moment, imagine yourself in the same position, with the same limitations either money, manpower or time... And in that one moment, find compassion, love and leave your judgment behind.
And for you folks here in New England... go out and hug your barn owner. This has been a devastating year for them even if the barns/indoors are still standing.
In a tiny miracle, my friend's brother bumped me ahead of his other clients and removed the snow off the roof of my house. I waited too long because of the fear of how much it would cost... He came, cleaned off TONS of snow and ice and charged me a reasonable fee. I am one of the lucky ones.