Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fire & Rain

Sunday night we had a big storm & lightning struck a tree, catching it on fire, which we did not learn about until Monday afternoon...
My mom & I were in town Monday, but my sister & dad were here; thank goodness.

The firefighters, forest service, & neighbors all came out to assist, bringing the helicopter & the bulldozer to help with our situation. They immediately had things under control & then left the next day (Tuesday) around 7:30 at night; just a little too soon.

The wind had picked up & what the fire crew thought was out, took off again down a draw.

Fortunately, there was a big rain shower that helped put some of the grass out! The firefighters came back out & by Wednesday afternoon, the entire fire was out.

A big THANK YOU to ALL of the firefighters fighting to keep everyone safe! Your service is greatly appreciated & highly taken for granted!

Never overlook your neighbor! They are the ones who will drop everything & come help. A big thank you to them as well! We are so incredibly blessed to have such great people surrounding us.

I also thank God for protecting us & all of the animals that were in that pasture, & sending rain to help put the fire out! Thankfully, no one got hurt.

The fire ended up burning a total of about 190 acres in our mare's pasture, as well as one of the winter pastures, for our cows.

Fire photo credit to my mama! I just stole her camera for the rain photos. My camera is still in the shop.. );

Double Rainbow!

Some of these are a little blurry.. rain got on the lens.

Thank your local firefighter & pray for rain!


  1. Glad to hear that everything is alright! We are praying for rain here, as well and the sky looks promisingly gray this morning. Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing :)

  2. Wow, thankfully it got put out. We had fires all over the area last year, praising God for all the rain we have received this year, after a 2 year drought.

    Love the pictures of the rain!!

  3. Wow - great photos - very dramatic!!