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Monday, May 26, 2008

This is How We Party on the Prairie

Friday night was interesting to say the least. The owner of the '73 shovel ( if you read my motorcycle blog ) came over. I went out side to met him, when I saw my neighbor running in from her field. I turned and saw flames. So I turned back and ran into my house to retrieve the fire extinguisher. But I was a little late to help. As I ran to the fence, her husband came running out of the field as smoke billowed behind him.

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They had just corralled the horses for the night. The fire was too close, so they ran back and pulled them out. They headed over to our property so that we could hold the horses.

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It took about 20-30 minutes for the fire department to show up. Longer then that for the Sheriff to make an appearance.

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Yes, that is my husband, sans hat.

After an hour the flames were finally doused, and here is the aftermath.

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She had got hung up and uneven ground and hay. She tried to back out, but couldn't. The dry hay caught fire, spread into the engine and soon the truck set off a series of explosions.

But wait, you aren't here, to hear all that are you? You're here to read that Saturday morning, the storm blew down the gate and our cows escaped. I found them 1/2 mile down the road, and had to lead them back.


abbagirl74 said...

Wow! What a crazy weekend! Glad everyone is okay. I feel bad for your neighbor. So, how was leading the cows back home? I hope they didn't give you too much trouble.

Anita said...

Wow - glad everyone is all right, other than the truck...

Our local officers had a lot of "cattle out" calls this weekend, too... Some of those new deputies aren't exactly farm boys - I'd love to see them trying to get the cows back in while waiting for the owner to show
I'm sure you did a much better job of it... :)

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