Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fire on the mountain.

There is smoke in our little valley tonight. The local paper was reporting that smoke could be seen from Albuquerque. We spotted it out the window and had to get up on the roof to check it out..wasn't as close as we originally thought. The fire was probably an idiot camper leaving a campfire that wasn't fully extinguished. The fire is in the Santa Fe National Forest six miles northwest of Jemez Springs. The newspaper also says the fire is about 1400 acres of ponderosa pine/ mixed conifer forest. Evacuations are happening at campsites up there and around Jemez Springs but that is 90 miles from our humble abode.

We got lots done today; finished the siding completely and planted squash/ beans/ etc. and worked on the chicken run with Ern, Photos to come soon. The run is almost completely fenced in now..just a bit more to do then build a nesting box. Maybe two..one passive-solar and also a tractor for safe grazing. Also a simple gate between the two parts of the run.

made for a pretty nice sunset though:

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