Storyshack will be CLOSED tomorrow because the smaller barn directly opposite Abbey Farm Barn was struck by lightning this morning. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Poor Miranda has lost all her hay. She very bravely managed to get all her horses, goats, animal friends and herself to safety. There were many, many fire engines as I think lots of you heard going into Snape this morning.
The fireman are still there and keeping an eye on the barn. We're so lucky that everyone is OK and the other buildings are intact due to the wind blowing away from them. We're just thankful none of you were around today inside Storyshack.
Small fires are still going in some patches due to the tremendous heat from the hay bales and the area is taped off. We're wondering if the barn has stood the test of time before now and has seen any other lightning strikes? I suspect it has many a story to tell from its history including this one now.
SO TOMORROW Storyshack will be shut. Please keep checking for RE OPENING times. It is likely to also be shut on the 6th....we want to make sure everything is SAFE.
We still have plenty of time to IMAGINE and potion make in the holidays so don't worry, we'll see you all very soon.