My gardens are starting to pick up a bit. The petunias have been slow and unfortunately I think they were mismarked as some of them aren't the Wave petunias that spread low, they are standing right up straight. I've been watering every day as we haven't had rain in some time and things are really drying out.
Brown Eyed Susan's that just popped up beside my garden.
The urns on my front steps have really taken off!
The hanging baskets I did out of the leftovers.
We had a bit of excitement here on the farm yesterday. I noticed a helicopter circling down behind the barn in over the woods and at first thought it was Life Flight. At that time a forest ranger came into the yard and said he needed to get through my pasture as there was a fire in the woods. Of course my first thoughts were of the horses so I got them in so the trucks could get through and then got their halters on ready in case I needed to lead them to safety. I told the firemen when they arrived that I had a barn full of horses and how did things look and he assured me that the wind was blowing the other way and didn't think there was any danger. Whew!
They left the big tanker truck on the side of the street in front of our house and went in on smaller trucks with the equipment.
Notice that they are looking at the horses as they go by. :o)
Dad had already taken the first one on the scene in on our Rhino and they came along with another one. Notice how dry some of the back lawn is!
I called Hubby at the office and he came hurrying home. He changed and was going to go in on the Gator but a TV news car came along and he rode in with them. I called our Son as they live just a short distance from us and he came home and went in too.
I stayed with the horses as you never know when the wind can change and it could have headed back towards us. The fire was started by a man that has a hunting camp just beyond our property. Evidently he had not properly put a camp fire he had going out. To say he was careless would be an understatement. With things so dry he never should have had a campfire going in the first place!
The crews were here until about 8 o'clock and the fire warden is coming back this morning to go back in and look things over to make sure nothing has started up again. With things so dry they told me that the fire travels underground and pops up in different places. I am just so thankful that it wasn't any worse and that we have the roads out back so that they could get to the fire in a timely fashion. Otherwise they would have had to walk in quite a distance through the woods.
Well it's now afternoon. The fire hadn't started up again! (doing the happy dance!) There's always so much to be thankful for isn't there?
Hubby and I just got back from swimming over at Son and DIL's house. It felt so good, the water was just perfect. With all the sun lately they don't have to use the heater at all. Poor D has swimmers ear and had to go to Walk In Care this morning. He can't get any water in his ear so I pulled him around on a float. He almost went to sleep, I had a towel over him and something to lay his head on plus his big floppy hat over his face. He was just so comfy!
Have a great weekend everyone!! :o)