Thursday, April 28, 2011
Smoke gets in my eyes......
One negative thing about living in the forest, is the risk of fire.
The property adjoining ours was clear cut by talamontes last year and we had to clean up all the brush on our fence line after them because of the risk of fire.
Yesterday about 4 in the afternoon I saw some smoke from the south. It was also a little windy so in about 15 minutes we could see that we needed to do something about it.
Our ranch-hand jumped the fence with his machete and started to keep the fire on the other side of the dividing roadway that bisects that parcel.
I stood at the fence line and could hardly breathe. After about an hour it looked like it was sort of out, but still a lot of smoke was still wafting through the air.
I was ready to call the bomberos but he said he though he would have it licked.
A machete and a branch with leaves on it was all he used.
Last night the house was filled somewhat with the residual smoke, making it a little difficult to fall asleep real fast.
This morning, all is clear, just waiting for the sun to pop out from behind the trees for another great day.