A little busy over the last 4 days...but not getting ready for Christmas.
One of my worst nightmares came true last Wednesday night when we had a call at midnight to say there was an out of control bushfire on our property.. Started by a lightening strike.
Of course we were in Newcastle at a wedding, so drove all night arriving at 5.15 am ready to do battle.
Shocked to see our hill in the distance all aglow in the dark.....a bit like overdone Christmas lights!
Luck was with us and a shower or rain had dampened the fire so the process of extinguishing hot spots and containing the fire continued until after midday on Thursday... Satisfied that all was well everyone went home.
Mr floss and myself went back to check the fire at 4pm and it was off and running again....THAT was scary!....And our neighbours in the rural fire service all turned up again....( a fantastic group of volunteers)... This time bringing in the big guns...Planes to bomb the fire...They were incredible, dropping a foam and water mix that showered down like snow. They worked till dark, filling up from nearby Lake Keepit and were extremely accurate in placing their load over the burning logs and into the gorge that we couldn't get to.
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The next day a dozer arrived to put in containment lines and bury stubborn smouldering logs.
Luck was with us again and a huge downpour of rain dumped 20ml of water right on our fire!
That really put it out!...we were soaking wet and grinning from ear to ear...emergency over!
About 300 acres of country was burnt... The cows and our house were safe.... The grass will grow back better than ever .....so all is well!
Christmas isn't cancelled after all!
I hope everyone in blogland has a wonderful Christmas...I know I will.
Till next time