A good distraction

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cookinmom, May 8, 2007.

  1. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI All!
    So glad the forum is here -- I need a distraction right about now. These dang wildfires are just getting too close for comfort. My husband works at a restaurant in Folkston, and tonight they had to close early because some of the waitresses had to go home and get their stuff together to be evacuated from their homes. This is all from the great big 100,000+ acre fire that's been going since last month. Now we have a new fire out to the west of us. Earlier the winds were working in our favor. Hopefully that will continue. I really don't want to be evacuated! I guess I'd just have to fill the chickens feeder to the top, put out extra pans of water for 'em and hope for the best. We're praying that it doesn't come to that.

    Well, y'all have a good night. I'm gonna go read posts about baby chickens!
    Valerie
     
  2. homechick

    homechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How awful! I would be in such a panic and pretty much good for nothing. I feel so bad for you!
     
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I can understand. Last year we were burning here in Oklahoma. Really scary when you smell the smoke blowing at your house. We had one close call but got lucky. Now we have flooding and tornados and the fires were worse. Good Luck to you and all there. I got new babies today what a great distraction.
     
  4. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH MY!
    yes we did have some awful fires here in oklahoma...we had 3 close calls here in oct nov and dec or ja i forget but tooo close:(

    if it gets very close be sure to let ur chickens loose...we dont want any fried or baked chickens lol (sorry)

    let us know that ur ok if u do have to leave goodluck:)
     
  5. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a little bit of good news for us, bad for some others though. The Church of God down the street is on standby in case they need another shelter for people being evacuated from other parts of the county. I guess they wouldn't put a shelter here if they thought we'd be evacuated.
    This is really crazy!
     
  6. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep safe!

    very scary.... [​IMG]
     
  7. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Yesterday the smoke was so bad it blocked out the sun here in Ocala and the sky was all yellow haze. The smell was so bad I had a headache all day yesterday. Then my daughter came in from outside and said mommy it looks like its snowing. All the ash from the fires is falling and its all over the cars. The ash was coming down in pretty big flakes too. But this morning the wind shifted and the sky is pretty clear and the smell is alot better. Hope they get it contained pretty soon.
     
  8. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PIvy - How far is the Bradford/Alachua fire from you guys?
    Our elderly neighbors are staying with their daughter in Keystone, and I'm a bit worried about them.
     
  9. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good news for us now -- the Fire Dept has set up at the church across the street as a staging area! Now we'll be the safest people in Charlton County!
    Thanks for the kind words y'all. You are the nicest people ever. I love it here!
    [​IMG] to all!
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'll start up a raindance for all the folks with fires and a sundance for all the folks with floods...
    Poison Ivy, my dad lives in Ocala. I didn't realize FL was having the fires too...
     

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