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Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Burning here scares me a bit. Maybe if I was up top it wouldn't be a problem, but being down here and not being able to see it coming isn't something I am use to, and it could easily catch you unaware.

Those of you the read Small Farm Girl's blog know she was burning the other day. Part of what they were burning rolls into our property. When she had called down for help from Husband, I was making dinner so opted to stay here. Then I was alone. And one can get paranoid when they have no idea what is going on. I was thinking about the only way out of here. If the fire came down, and blocked the way. . . I was having visions of standing in the creek with a soaking wet blanket. 

Ok, so that might be a bit over dramatic, but have you seen how woods can burn? Have you heard the sound of rushing water that is actually fire? I have. My oldest brother was a Fire Fighter for the Forest Rangers. I have seen the pictures and videos. I am not a fire fighter. And I can't run just yet.

At least in Kansas I could see the prairie fires coming. Here, I can't see them, and if I see the smoke, I can't tell exactly where it is.

I came home last night and one of our posts was on fire at the top of the hill. I raced down and grabbed Husband. We got it out, but if I hadn't seen the smoke, our field then the woods over our house would have caught. (This was Husband's fault, no one else)

Did I mention I don't like fires here? 


Lynda said...

You're just gonna' take a while learning your new life...lots of things will be different. I hate fire too...I actually called the fire department thinking our field was on fire and racing towards the house...nope, they were burning the ditch banks...and because I called it in and my sons and husband are volunteer firemen they were fined $100 each (it's a fundraiser). I don't call in fires anymore.

Practical Parsimony said...

I am terrified of fire. When I was four, I watched our house burn to the ground. Standing in the creek with a wet, wool blanket sounds like a good plan.

How did he set a fence post on fire?

Harry Flashman said...

fire is the one thing that could do us in up here on the mountain. I know exactly how you feel.

Sandy Livesay said...

I'm so glad you were able to put this fire out. Fire is something we all are fearful of here too. There are fires always going on here with the drought.

Donna. W said...

Cliff is always setting stuff on fire... fallen trees in ditches, etc. Drives me crazy, so he never tells me and hopes I don't notice.

West Tx at Heart said...

You just need to go to fire school.

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