Those last folks we even had a signed liability form from, failed to show three times, and not one call after that.
Since then I've had two more people stop and ask about it, but again not professionals. Just someone wanting the wood. And for free of course.
Remember the barn siding that we stacked and put up for sale? I had one person inquire, and he texted me 7 times in one day - no sale. It was just a hassle. That pile of wood will used to repair anything on the to other two barns.
Quite honestly, I was ready to call the fire department and see if they could burn it down. Hubby said no, keep trying.
So, I found three more, and inquired. One responded immediately, and said that there was not enough salvageable material to pay us (it would cost us to remove the barn). Same ol' story. However, they want to buy some of it if we tear it down ourselves. Again hassle. We'd have to know what to save and what not to. So, we asked for a quote from them. They sent me an email - $2500.00 to remove it (and of course they make money off of the wood).
It's the same story every time. People want our wood, but want it for free. Strangers no less. The barn was causing a lot of attention, bringing strangers onto my property when we were home, and not home (one person drove through and left a note at the door).
Bad wood is getting burned, and the beams are getting cut up for firewood. For us. The good wood will be used to repair anything necessary in the other barns. We'll recycle a door that needs put onto the "wood barn" as well. And....no more strays.
And!!! Hubby and I are talking about building a brand new coop behind the house, along a tree line, with a large run. Then I can see them all day (unlike where they are currently), and we can repair the loft in the goat barn (where the chickens currently reside inside at night). Then Hubby can fix up that end of the barn. Then I can get my wethers in the spring too.
I am also considering making signs with the better looking red barn siding. I might even take some to a craft barn south of here and see if they have space to rent.
This of course is all up in the air, but ideas are flowing now.
I already brought in one board, for a sign to be made for me. I'll be sharing it when I have it painted.
If you read through all of that, I have to share a funny story about this barn. When we walked out with the ladder, Hubby walked around the barn. He said to me, "You know, this half is in pretty good shape. We could knock off the other half and keep this half." I just shook my head and said, get up that ladder and start knocking out those boards. I myself was on the lower half knocking them out. Some things just don't last forever.