Thursday, July 27, 2017
Beau and three of his kids came by. He decided to start working toward getting my tractor and trimmed the big hedge in front of the house. The kids used my wagon to haul branches out to the burn pile. Then he did a major clean up with his leaf blower. Hey, lookin' good here.
At 5:30 this morning, the Ranch Fire, as it's called, is at 154 acres, 15% contained, and so far no structures have burned. Some roads are reopened and mandatory evacuations have been lifted, voluntary only. Barely light now, and I see neither smoke nor blaze to the south. There are conflicting emotions in a situation like this: deep sorrow for those immediately affected, and overwhelming gratitude that we are not. So far, so good.