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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fire On The Mountain

Excitement in our neck of the woods today.  Nat walked in the house for lunch and said, “there’s a fire just starting on Long Mountain, you better call it in!”  I jumped on the mule, roared up the hill and this is what I saw:



I called the sheriff’s department and was relieved to hear someone else had all ready called in the fire and resources were on the way.  As I was speaking to dispatch, I could hear a helicopter overhead.  They scooped water from our neighbors big pond and had the fire out in less than a hour.  Yippee—we dodged a BIG bullet with that one!  Every afternoon there is a lightening storm with gusty winds—we all feel it is only a matter of time before we have a fire. 

This afternoon I went into town to pick up my quilts at the quilt shop and to get our Bountiful Basket.  Drove over to Lonn and LoraLee’s to deliver their portion of the basket—we got an order of fresh corn, too—it looks great!

Now I am home with my feet up! 

Our hearts go out to the family of the young man (a senior in high school) in our little community who was killed in a 4-wheeler accident last evening—too sad. 


  1. nice job on the fire call!!..glad to hear you are sitting with your feet and a view of the river and a glass of vino!!..and Doug, of course!

  2. So sorry to hear about the four-wheeler accident. It's so sad to lose children. But great news that they were able to get the fire out so quickly. It really is scary with all the lightning and the dryness.

  3. Very sad about the young man who lost his life - very tough for his family and friends.

    That was sure quick work on getting that forest fire out.


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