"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fire swept across the prairie

way too close to grounds of the farm. Although at night, when all of this happened, it seemed much closer and worse, but in the light of day,............. not so bad.
The scariest part............my husband and I were not home when this broke out, and were called by our son(who was home) who told of what was unfolding........while we were on the road to home............ in the middle of a hail storm, trying to get out of it.............. Have you ever noticed that when you are hurrying to get somewhere.........you can't go fast enough.? It seemed as if our truck was driving in molasses...........so slow.........as the hail pounded us! All we could see when we got closer to our home was a long, high, wall of orange haze along the dark horizon.
Thank goodness for the farmer's cotton field. It lay between our land and the land that caught on fire.
That term I have always heard.................(Support your local fire fighters)............it's not just a phrase for the bumper sticker.........it's something that I truly hold as an important phrase and something that needs to be done. They were out in all of the fire and the pitch black night..........making this country life peaceful once again.
Sophie has a smile on her face, as much as we do now.
Hope this is finding you safe from fire, floods and storms.



15 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm so thankful that your family is safe and your property was spared. Fires are so scary. And Sophie is fine too; let's not forget Sophie! :D
Debbie

Kelly said...

I can deal with noreasters, rain and many other threats. Fire is one that scares the heck out of me. After we first moved to the farm there was a fire about 1/2 mile down the road. The farmer lost many calves and a few cows. It was horrible and I will never forget it. I'm so happy and thankful thay your farm was spared.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

That must have been a living nightmare! Trying to move fast seemly in Molasses and getting nowhere...l'm glad everything and everyone was safe..I guess sophie was too!:o)

Tammy said...

How scary that was, you were getting hit by bad weather while the land was on fire. I am so glad to know you got home okay and the fire is out and everyone is safe.

Daisy said...

Oh my gosh! How frightening! I'm so glad to know that you are all OK. I hope you get some rain soon. Hugs to you, Kathleen.

LindaSueBuhl said...

My brother in Midland said the countryside is looking black from there to Lubbock - we have had a few grass fires here in North Central Texas - moves incredibly fast! God bless firefighters - they do a terrifying job!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, thank God! Angels encamping roung about you and protecting you and yours.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

So glad to hear everyone safe and everything turned out OK. Fires are very scary. Bless our VFD.

Irma :)

KathyB. said...

Wow, that was too close. I am glad to see your place was spared, but what a frantic drive home that must have been.God is good.

Paula said...

Oh, Kathleen~ how scary! I know what you mean... when you need to get home in a hurry it seems everyone else is standing still.
God bless all the brave firefighters who do thier job so unselfishly.
I love Sophie's big smile!

peggy said...

I am so thankful you were being watched over Kathleen.

Sunny said...

wow.... what an experience! Glad your little piece of heaven and your family are safe!

DayPhoto said...

Wind and fire NEVER make good companions! I'm so glad you are safe!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

grammy said...

We are having high winds and fire in the foothills. Spring in Colorado.
Your doggies so cute (o:

Nancy M. said...

I'm so glad that it didn't affect y'all! It is terrifying, and I too, am really thankful for our firefighters!