Fire in the Sky
We had some exciting times last week, that didn't include wild pigs, goats, turkeys, or visitors. We witnessed our first wildfire. All is well here but it was to a point where we were packing up. Last Tuesday Jane and I were sitting outside watching the sunset and we smelled cedar smoke. The wind was coming from the southwest and we really didn't think too much about it until it got dark and just beyond the ridge west of us the sky was aglow. About that time the wind shifted from the southwest to the north, as it normally does at dusk, so we didn't have to evacuate. The fire burnt a 2 mile by 5 mile swatch of Real County about 2 miles from us.
March 2, 2008.