It had been swaying in the wind for months, ever since a horse used the edge of the door to, ummm, scratch an itch near his tail. He pushed the end of the door off the track and it was hanging by only one roller instead of two.
Since we've never closed the barn door in the two years since we had the barn built, we aren't planning to rehang or replace it. Which is good, since a horse has been walking on it where it laid on the ground. The horse shall remain nameless, since I'm not positive which one it is, although I have an opinion.
We thought the roller just came off the track and the door fell down on the ground, but while disassembing the door we noticed the damage to the edge of the roof trim. Evidently it swung up into the air and hit the edge of the barn roof a few times before it actually let go and fell, which would explain why it landed face up instead of face down. It looks as though the bolt holding the roller to the door broke in half; the roller is still up there on the track.
So... it was laying in the barnyard for nearly two weeks while we tried to decide what to do about it, while
I wish I'd been able to get a photo of Dakota standing on the door watching hubby remove the screws, but he made hubby nervous and I moved him off before realizing I could use my phone to snap a photo or two. I've always said that horse will cross anything.
So the barn will remain doorless. I'm very thankful that no horse was in the way when the door fell. Can you imagine being inside the barn when it swung around, hit the roof, and then fell?