Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fire!

It's started up again in Colorado.

More than 90 homes have burned so far in the Black Forest fire -- a subdivision between here (Castle Rock) and Colorado Springs. It's north and east of the Waldo Canyon fire that singed the Springs last year, in an area full of large mansions on acreage.
     That's kept the numbers lower. But if this hot, dry wind doesn't die down, it will just keep going. Thousands of people have been evacuated, just in case, including the inmates of a prison.

More here:


The air is full of acrid smoke, and hot anyways, making it difficult to breathe. It's not just us, either -- I can see Charley and Abby struggling with it, and the hens are laying fewer eggs.

We're praying for rain. Or just praying -- period.

3 comments:

Joe said...

Stay safe!

NMSue said...

This comment isn't about the fire which is AWFUL. But I heard on the news that egg prices are set to rise by 40% due to worldwide demand. So, take care of your chickens and you may want to add a few to the flock.

Cindy Brick said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Sue! Our ten new chickies should start laying in September. Guess I got them just in time.

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