Turtle Valley rallies for farmers

The family of Mac and Martha McLeod lost their barn to fire and all of its contents, including the stall dividers, feeders and all their hay

  • Dec. 17, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Mac McLeod

The family of Mac and Martha McLeod lost their barn to fire and all of its contents, including the stall dividers, feeders and all their winter hay, as well as one mother goat and seven babies.

As the neighbours of Turtle Valley stood in the snow and watched the barn burn to the ground, it was obvious that something had to be done in a hurry to get another barn built for the more than 40 goats that will be kidding in March. Without insurance to rebuild his barn, the McLeods are at their wits’ end as to how they will afford the cost and erect a new barn before the winter gets any colder.

A trust account has now been set up at the Salmon Arm Savings Credit Union under the name, ‘the family of Mac and Martha McLeod to help raise the funds needed to help build a new barn for the goats.’ Cash donations for lumber, siding, cement foundation, etc., to build this barn would be greatly appreciated. Also, if there are any farmers out there who are able to donate good quality square bales of hay, please email the McLeods at: marthamcleod@hotmail.com. It is the hope of the Turtle Valley community that everyone who can help the McLeods will work together to get this barn built as quickly as possible.


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