It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our Greatest Fear Realized

Someone started a fire on the River Road below our house yesterday at about 3:30 p.m.. We had to evacuate over the dirt road to the west.
The house is still here this morning. My prayers were answered.
The animals are OK.
Will write more tomorrow.


21 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, how scary!! Glad to hear animals are fine and the house is still standing. Take care!

Blessings!
Gail

susanc said...

How scary and I speak from experience. I'm so glad that you and your animals are safe and that your home is okay. Take care. I'll be thinking of you. xxx

Teresa Evangeline said...

My best thoughts and prayers are with you. Looking forward to a good report soon.

Midcenturymadam said...

How frightening Constance. I'm so happy that you, your animals and home are all okay. Keep us posted. Jamie

Hayley said...

Sending you good thoughts of safety and survival...

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, my gosh - I was afraid to read after seeing the title of your post. I thought maybe a mountain lion attack or something! I'm so glad to hear that your prayers were answered. I am so sorry this happened to you all!

Charming Baglady said...

OMG! Horror of horrors. I'm so relieved to hear that you, the house, and the animals are all safe. When I read about the other nearby fire last week, it made me very nervous. I know how fast those wildland fires can spread. I wondered whether you have any way to evacuate the animals. You must have been terrified. I'M terrified; even though it's all over and I'm 2200 miles away. I want to be there for you and help load goats and chickens into my RV for a fast escape.
Please do let us all know, as soon as you feel up to it, just how close the fire came and what kind of damage you sustained nearby. You must still be shaking. I love you girl. ~Dawn

Paxie said...

Oh thank God you guys are okay and your home is still there!!

Whosyergurl said...

Connie,
How very scary for you! I'm glad you, the house and the animals are fine!
xo, Cheryl

Brian Miller said...

oh goodness...i am glad you are well and the house is well...scary stuff...the important things are safe...look for more later...

Suz said...

Oh good Lord, I am so glad you are safe as well as your home and dear animals....who could be doing this?
take care...I will be thinking and praying for your safety

Joan said...

I'm glad to hear you'll be able to update us. I understand...

Danni said...

Thank goodness all is well - but all my best thoughts and wishes with you guys on you getting through this horrible fire season. I can only imagine how terrified you are. I'm so sorry.

Terra said...

Jesus is so good to protect you, your home and your animals. I am glad to hear that.

Debora said...

So glad that you and yours are safe and sound. Hope they catch the scoundrel that caused all of this!

Katherine said...

Connie, I thought of you as soon as I heard about the fire. I'm glad to hear that you two, your animals and your house are OK. I've been wondering about the ignition source. It's too weird to have two fires in the Middle Bar area such a short time apart. Take care,
Katherine

LV said...

That is a very frightening thing. Lord help us here. It would not take much to completely destroy things here. It has done a lot of damage to some homes and surroundings. So far, have not reached around me yet.

Jan Ely said...

What?!?! I am SO glad you are OK! What is going on in the world? They just caught a rapist in the creek (MY CREEK!) behind my house--2 houses away--today!

jojo said...

my heart just sank when I saw the post title...so glad you are safe. Sending prayers your way, please take care.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yikes!

Madeline's Album said...

Connie, I am so glad that you, your husband, all the animals and your house are all ok. I know you were probably scared out of your mind when you had to evacuate. I would have had a heart attack.
Waiting to hear more about this terrible thing. Have a blessed day. Madeline