|Found this floating around Facebook. I'd give credit,|
but I have no idea who created it.
With the lightning-strike fire now blazing away just west of Boulder and Colorado Springs on fire, it seems like Mom and Bill's canyon is about the only one NOT on fire. While the High Park Fire, northwest of Fort Collins is the biggest fire in the state, the Waldo Canyon fire, west of Colorado Springs is the highest priority fire in the nation, according to the news.
Here's a slide show of the active fires in Colorado.
Mom and Bill have an evacuation plan, and we've shared it pretty much every fire season since we started blogging. Essentially, the plan is to tag the horses with the Lodge's phone number and slap them on the ass...let them fend for themselves. We're not the only livestock owners who are prepared to "cut fence", as several of the evacuated families did just that.
We're fairly certain that the horses will be able to fend for themselves if they can move away from the fire. In fact, several of the animals whose owners cut fence in the High Park Fire have found the rescuers on their own.
|This horse "parked" itself at one of the fire trucks.|
|Ellie, the donkey, is credited with leading her herd to help.|
She walked up to a firefighter and buried her head it the
Colorado's not the only state having a hard time right now - it seems all across the nation bad things are happening: tropical storms, monsoons, tornadoes, fire. Hell, it must be an election year.
So if you're the praying type, send up a prayer of thanks for all of the firefighters and their families who are sacrificing so much right now just to try to keep us safe.