Monday, July 2, 2012

Fireworks

We were out walking before 7am this morning—a much cooler morning and we even had some dew fall.

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Michael went up to our friends’ place this morning and cut what little hay there was then I helped him get the two batteries into the tractor—he can’t lift anything over 10 pounds so is severely limited.  Tomorrow he will bale this hay.  Rumor has it the hay crop this year is poor and hay will be selling for high dollar come winter.

How would you like to be sitting on several hundred thousand dollars worth of fireworks about right now???   21 states in the US allow the sale of fireworks—here in Montana fireworks are sold right before July 4 and right before Christmas/New Years.  Our county as well as many other counties in Montana have banned fireworks this year—it is just too dry to chance it.  Yellowstone county, the most populated county in Montana has also banned fireworks.  Not good if you are a fireworks vendor but it is the only smart thing to do! 

I went to town this afternoon and picked up all the groceries we will need for July 4—we are having a small gathering of friends—should be fun if we can stay cool enough!  Big Timber was hopping—everyone must be getting ready for the 4th!

A good day!

6 comments:

  1. Yes, let's hope there are no more fires set from unnecessary fireworks displays.. the damage is so severe now in some areas.

    We just got a downpour of rain around Wisconsin, so I guess more of the fireworks displays will go on as planned. Some were considering cancelling around the center part of the state.


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  2. I like to watch organized fireworks displays, but locals that set off loud bangs drive me and Emma nuts. It seems to be dry and hot in a lot of places so I support the ban.

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  3. If we can get it off without any rain we should have lots of hay in our country in fact we still have four thousand small squares left from last year.

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  4. I enjoy the fireworks put on the pros, but with as dry as it is in so many places, it just makes sense to avoid the risk.

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  5. I have no idea if fireworks were banned here for our Canada Day on July 1st. In any event, I didn't hear or see any so maybe they were.

    Sure hope Michael takes it easy with those hay bales and doesn't injure himself.

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  6. Happy 4th of July! I can understand why there would be fireworks bans when the ground is so tender dry. Why risk starting fires? Maybe loud speakers with the bing, bang, boom sounds would be satisfactory?

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