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!
~J

4 comments:

  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 :)

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  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!!

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  3. Wow - great photos - very dramatic!!

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