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Thanks to all who helped

June 10, 2011
The Daily Freeman Journal

To the Editor:

I can't begin to tell you home times I thought I should sit down and write this letter. First of all, maybe I should start from the beginning.

Having horses out here in a residential community has always been a blessing. We have good neighbors that round them up when naturally you are out of town as that is the only time they get out ... good people who take the time to stop when they notice a mare foaling. And last, but certainly not least, the Webster City Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Department who when the horses escape have them rounded up and put back in the pasture before I can even get to the pasture. And not to mention the call that went out a few years ago to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department of horses being out on our Buck Creek Farm. Bless the officer that took the call. He thought he had some grain in the back of his patrol car and it would not be a problem to bribe a couple of horses, only to find 20 mares with babies at side running down the gravel road. He even stayed to help me carry gates after horses were in so they wouldn't get out while I moved them back to the farm on White Fox.

In all my years in this community, I have never needed the services of the Woolstock and Webster City fire departments until June 6. With our barn on the Buck Creek Farm in flames, the professionals came onto the property and noticed immediately to horses in danger and helped them first. The fire was extremely hot along with the temperature. We lost two buildings, but most of all, the horses and the house were saved. That had to be a huge undertaking. Thank you so much for everything.

Also, thank you to the passer by from John Deere Woolstock Equipment, Mike Schuck, for helping salvage as much as we could before the fire got too intense.

Thank you also to PG&?D Tree Service, Webster City, for their quick response to the matter.

I would also like to say thank you for all the calls and concerns as most people thought it was our barn where we house our multiple world champion-producing stallions. The news spread quickly that it could have possibly been that barn. Thank you, everyone, for your concern. I had no idea we had so many great friends. Also thank you to everyone for offering the use of hay balers as we lost ours in the fire.?So, if I can be of any help or you need anything, let us know.

Thank you so much. Words cannot express how much your concern means to me and just knowing you are there.

Becky Rockow

Rockn W Performance Horses

Webster City



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