"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Monday

Update - at 200,000+ and burning

The Ash Creek Fire is not contained - they are evacuating 14 miles north of us - its moving southeast. We got our power & phone back on Friday Night, lost it on Sunday, got it back again and are hosing, filled water barrels, reduced fuel load around the house, and packed some things. Keeping in contact with the closest neighbors  -  jeep, truck and horse trailer are ready.

200, 000 + acres burned so far and over 70 homes, ranches and outbuildings burned (not a misprint - why isnt this national news?) and its not contained by a far stretch - close to 600 personnel fighting it and FEMA has been called in.

Not good.
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Ash cloud - this fire is making its own weather.

24 comments:

  1. Oh Feral I am so scared for you. Please Be safe. I hope they can stop it. I feel so helpless. Hugs B

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  2. I had not heard of this fire, until I read your blog. You are in my prayers, and pray all will be safe with you and yours.

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  3. This is just terrible and you are so right to wonder why it isn't making the national news. I haven't heard a thing about this fire. I hope you and your family and animals will be safe.

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  4. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Stay safe.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear that you may be in danger. My hopes and prayers that the weather will change and bring a good dousing. Stay safe, please.

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  6. Thinking of you. Do not hesitate if they say Go!! Sounds like you have it organized.You and Yours be safe be strong....Prayers from Alabama

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  7. Oh dear! So glad you have a horse trailer. Fire is my biggest fear. I pray you will
    be ok.

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  8. OK well I have heard this and seen it on the news. I just didn't know where you lived in proximity to the fires. They were showing helicopters dropping chemicals on the fires but they can't get them controlled. I'm so sorry this is heading your way. Please keep us posted and we will all keep you in our prayers...hmmmm....who is the Patron Saint of Fires? We need to ask him to STOP!

    Cindy Bee

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  9. Oh no! I hope you and your home and animals will be safe. I hope Colorado can free up some firefighters to send your way soon. It's good you are packed and ready to go.

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  10. It must seem unreal and at the same time all to real. I'm glad you are preparing, that's about all you can do. That and pray for rain. I'll pray for you! Take care, please!

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  11. My heart goes out to you. I can't imagine what you must be feeling. All I can do for you is pray like crazy- and I will.

    I've heard about this in the news. I know that they even send firefighters from way out here in the East Coast. We have a forester friend who goes to many of the fires out there. Bless them all.

    Thankfully your daughter's wedding was last month. I'm also thankful that you have a trailer for your horses. I will pray for your safety.

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  12. Hoping for the safety of everyone there. Fire season takes on a whole different meaning when you live out in the country...

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  13. so horrible!! Stay safe and prayers sent to those who have losses

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  14. Very scary. Stay safe. We live in Colorado, and the husband says we're keeping the trailer hitched until the snow flies.

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  15. Oh no that doesnt sound good!! Hope it doesnt get to your place bu if it does leave! Csn always come back later if it all turns out/

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  16. Geeeeez - we have some friends near Ashland - I'm praying for all of you!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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  17. Praying that you don't have to ecavuate! It's not national news unless Obama comes to see it.

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  18. We are up to our neck in smoke and fire here in the hills also. I wish you luck and rain. Stay safe.

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  19. I've just come over from Buttons blog after she told us about your situation.
    I'm so sorry you are going through this. I'm hoping and praying for rain (and lots of it) for you to put these fires out.
    Keep safe!!!

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  20. Prayers for everyone in your area- these fires are so scary. Stay safe!

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  21. I had no idea of this fire. I am sending you my prayers. I'm glad you've had time to pack some belongings, just in case. Be safe.

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  22. just caught up with the wedding photos
    lovely!

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  23. I just dont have the words but saddness.. No life is not boring.ever.

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