The dogs were acting crazy yesterday,
there was no bad weather, just wind.
I went out with them several times to "check on things"
but didn't see anything, Lady just kept pacing.
I just figured the tropical storms were blowing in rain.
So I went about my day, making soap, blogging ETC.
When Steve got home from work he asked me,
"have you been outside"?
"Well, yes I said, sort of, why"?
I followed him out back.
Fire towards Ennis, about five miles away,
fire towards Alma same distance away.
I had been going out the front door.
The wind was blowing the smoke and smell away from our house.
I never even heard sirens!
Sunday there were wild fires in Corsicana, about twenty miles south of us.
Our area is all open land, no farming going on up here,
lots of cattle, some mesquite and cedar trees and brush, lots of brush!
Pretty dry up here.
|This is how dry we are!|
I went outside this morning. (I'm On a vacation day).
Hazy, smoky smelling. I don't hear any sirens.....YET!
Steve just called from work,
said they got an automated call from the Sheriff's office stating,
all of Ellis Co. is smoky, hazy, don't call unless you see flames!
Wildfires are everywhere, Fort Worth, Austin, Oklahoma!
On my drive to and from work, (Ennis to Waxahachie to Red Oak)
I see patch after patch of burnt grass on the side of the highway.
Are people throwing lit cigarettes out their car windows?
There was a roadside fire on Thursday,
about a quarter mile from where Steve works. (Waxahachie)
The nursery is surrounded by about a five acre mini forest, so you
can imagine how ugly that could have been!
The fire department put it out before it hit the trees.
Lady's not acting crazy so I guess we're ok?
But, I do have a bug-out-bag sitting by the front door!
Till next time, stay safe,