Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fire Burns, Fences and Fun

A follow up to my fire on the prairie post.....

So the thing about fire.... its way unpredictable...
Check out how it burned to this fence line.... but then stopped

but if you notice in the top right - it burned again 


And my Pano... i just thought it was so strange



A few posts looked like this - on our fences - I think we had 4 to replace - so not that bad!!!!


Then you know -
Black and white
Just because


A look over the pasture
maybe you can see the erratic burn pattern
but its all good - killed some sage brush
the grass will ( fingers crossed) be green when it comes back


Another sort of pano shot - just cuz



Where they firefighters had to cut through fences - they left these little orange flags. I did not know they did that - and was pretty glad they did - so easy to figure out what had to be fixed first!





You had to dig out the old posts - and wierdly some of them had continued burning under the ground


We teased that it was like grown ups making sand castles!!


and then! We were done!  oh well we had to replace a gate too -
but that wasn't as much fun

Then we got to go play

My girl


and My Girls Momma



we rode and rechecked things that are easier on horse than on truck ( or in truck? or truckback?)

Anyways it was a great way to end the day - relaxing and knowing everything was fenced back where it should be ;-)


16 comments:

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Fire fences and Fun

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It could have been much worse. Still not fun. Great that they leave the flags where they cut thru. That way you can fix it before stock animals get loose (no fun chasing them, either).

Libby in TN said...

When I briefly lived in Kansas, I was intrigued (and fearful at the same time) by the prairie fires and the fact that no one, other than me, seemed concerned. Apparently, it's very natural and helpful (as long as no structures are endangered), but I never got comfortable driving down the interstate with fire on both sides. I am glad you were safe and suffered so little damage.

Barb Neiwert said...

If you have to have a range fire, this seems to be a good outcome. Pretty horses, btw!

Sue Edberg said...

Glad the damage was only minimal and you were able to get the fences fixed quickly. Fire is such a scary thing and it moves so fast.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great post with some very cool photos!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

You guys do quick work. Glad damage was minimal.

Kate said...

Very nice of the fire fighters to mark the points where they went through. Sounds like it was a lot of work. Hopefully you will see some rain soon.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

So glad the fire damage wasn't worse. It was thoughtful of the firefighters to mark where they cut the fence so you didn't have to search along the whole fence to determine where repairs were needed. I guess all the firefighters are ranchers too?

Barob Book Blog said...

Alycia,
I’m so glad you and your family are safe and your ranch didn’t sustain too much damage. Thanks for sharing these photos. It’s fun learning about ranching from you and your photos.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fire in the west is so troublesome as it has been so dry this spring! I'm glad the fire is out where you are, and I hope our weather brings us more rain to prevent further fires. Replacing those posts looks like a lot of hard work!

To answer your question on my blog about why the cave with the Druid Ogham writing is filled in with dirt--I did say that the cave was backfilled with dirt to cover the writings, after full documentation, to protect them from vandalism. What I did not reveal was that there is a high school located near this area and students were found to be using the cave for things not permitted. So the community and archeologid=sts felt it would be better to fill it in. Hopefully, by now, those HS students don't even know there was a cave there. It is one of the reasons I did not reveal its exact location.

Anonymous said...

So glad you, your family and livestock are safe.

Ranch Wife said...

Yikes! I must have missed your fire post. So scary! Hope ya'll get some rain to quench your country. I studies your sand piles closely to see what kind of dirt ya'll have. Looks like the good kind! I think only a ranch wife would take notice of that. LOL. Around here we have to use a pry bar to dig through the rock and caliche. Good looking cow ponies too!

Rhonda said...

Fire is always frightening. So glad it's out and very little damage was done!!

Snowcatcher said...

I'm so glad it wasn't worse, but my goodness, what a horrible summer this has been with fires, and we're only just beginning. I'm glad you were able to get the fence and gate fixed and still have time for things you love most.

Michele said...

I'm glad the damage wasn't too bad.