Friday, August 21, 2015

A quick update

Our guests stayed overnight; before I left work yesterday afternoon the wife called to say they were packing up to go back home. The wind had taken the fire in a completely different direction and their house was safe; hallelujah! But of course there are many more in harm's way, and this morning we learned that includes members of, or families of members of our Christian trail-riding organization. A young man we know spent all night at his parents' home cutting down nearby trees and bull-dozing the area; it has got to be gut-wrenching to destroy so much in an effort to save a part.

There's not much I can do but pray – and open our home when needed. To that end, it seems more important than ever to put up the food God has made available to us from our own garden and that of the neighbors so we have provisions to share.
The jars call. I'm going to stuff them with dill pickles, dilly beans, and spiced prunes/plums (and fill the dehydrator with prunes) while it's a bit cooler today.

That's it for now from . . .

4 comments:

Retired Knitter said...

The news about these fires from the far distance of the east coast is just gut wrenching. I can't imagine how hard it is to be so close to all that. We heard 3 fire fighters died recently trying to stop these fires. Keep safe.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Share in the joy of a home saved; it's so distressing. Best of success, may all you hear is PING today.

LannieK said...

Enjoy the PING's!

Nancy Kay said...

Good news to hear their home was saved! The smoke from all the fires is filling our skies today. Makes you feel such empathy for those who have lost homes!