Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fire, Wind, Rain and Greeness

Over the past 6 months we have been exposed to Fire, Wind and Rain and it wasnt to our liking at all!!

Most of these pictures you have seen in previous posts but I wanted to put them all together so you can actually see the difference and what things look like now.

March 2008
This fire almost took our house but we luckily had a fireman willing to get between the house and the fire to fend it off
Thank you very much to Clint!

This was the worst!! We had very few days where the wind would not blow. It was so bad this year that we didnt even get a garden in until a month ago and that was just for fast growing stuff (except the grasshoppers ate the cucumber plants). So no tomatoes or peppers.
We were eating dirt for months because it was so fine it could get in through the smallest cracks and crevices.

The Monsoon season had FINALLY hit and dampened things down a bit too much. We had quite a few storms close together and here that spells out flood. SInce the fire had burned the fields the water just ran more freely than it normally would have. On one occaision we had 2 mini tornadoes come past our house. It pulled out wooden fence posts that were cemented into the ground. In its line it twisted irrigation systems, took roofs off barns and even leveled one.

...And here we are...
We have had rain on and off so things have kept itself green. Every time I think I have to water the lawn a small storm will come through and Im good for awhile longer. On down we have to mow all the brush down around the house to keep the skeeters at bay. This is the first year we have had trouble with them.

Well next I post our extreme weather it will probably be a blizzard. Why not the weather has gone crazy all around.


The Romero-Schroeder said...

WOW it is looking really green now!

Terri said...

I am amazed at how green everything is. I was not expecting that! It is looking good!