Fire, Fire on the Mountain

smokey sunrise

So nearby Chuckanut Mountain is on fire.  Per the latest report it “grew from about 3 acres to about 60 acres within 24 hours due to hot, low humidity conditions coupled with wind….It’s extreme fire behavior up there because it’s burning an old logging slash and standing timber.”  In addition, we have a lot of smoke here also from the BC fires.  So it is a hazy mess here.

smokey Jarman Prairie

smokey Jarman Prairie

In addition to the smoke, it is also quite hot for us.  The sheep are hanging out in the shade.

sheep in shade

sheep in shade

The pigs are covered in mud from their wallow.

muddy hogs and their wallow

muddy hogs and their wallow

The donkeys do not seem to mind.

donkeys in sun

donkeys in sun

It took forever to get the chores done today with all the water I had to replace.  I will be glad when this is over, and I can breathe again.

PS.  I am just enamored with our goslings.  Aren’t those the cutest little fuzzy butts you ever saw?!?

fuzzy gosling butts

fuzzy gosling butts

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6 Responses to Fire, Fire on the Mountain

  1. Michelle says:

    Yes to fuzzy butts and getting back to “normal” temps and air quality!!!

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  2. Denise says:

    goslings are super cute! I am SO ready for a little rain…..

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  3. Teresa says:

    Stay safe. Hope things get under control soon. I love gosling butts! They are some of the cutest babies ever.

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    • Donna says:

      Thanks Teresa! As of this morning the local fire is 60% contained so as long as the wind doesn’t pick up we should be ok. Thank you firefighters! The goslings learned how to swim this morning too.

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