If you look closely in this picture, you can see trees in the background with leaves on them. It was October 8, 2007 when the barn burned to the ground. I remember, because it was my husband's birthday. When you look at the trees in front, you notice no leaves. It's because the fire, and the heat from the fire, burnt the trees. They ended up dieing and had to be taken down. Same story with the original house site. There was a small house that used to sit on the hilltop. The previous owners of the land burnt it down. The sad thing is, a lot of trees died in that process and we had to take them down.
It made me sad to see such majestic trees be torn down. But in the shape they were in, they weren't looking so good.
Maybe they secretly wished someone would end their misery!