The heat was on...
Not only was it a scorching 39C...
A neighbour called to say there was a fire near my son's farm
That clump of trees at the bottom is Justin's yard
We only live 6 miles apart
Within minutes the streak of smoke turned into a raging fire!!
A combine header had started a fire and it was headed right to the yard.
Thanks to the MANY volunteers who stopped their combines
came to the rescue....
with water trucks, tractors and discs and manpower
And the Torquay Fire Department who are the same farmers!!
We thought there was no saving his house
the wind switched at the last minute
tearing through his pasture...
Going just a 100 feet from his barn and house
The cows have been relocated and some fence needs repair
But his yard was saved!!
At this time of year,
when you see smoke you know it's probably going to be a raging fire.
It was only a month ago that our baler caught on fire from a hot bearing
It has been 5 weeks since a rain and everything is tinder dry.
So the blue grey skies were a welcome sight yesterday as we picked straw bales
The cooler day gave us time to water down some hot spots
It made us appreciate the simple things in life
It is a blessing to live in a community where people help each other!!
Two more days of combining and we call it another successful year!!
Now to UNLOAD some bales...