Thursday, June 27, 2013

Life in our corner of the woods.... Keep Praying!

New welcome sign we just finished.

Summer is here in Colorado. We are now in the 100's ! So much is going on, and we are slowly attacking our little jungle in the back yard.  We are thankful every day for our new home, God is so good! 
Since I am still working 40+ hours a week our projects are taking a little longer to accomplish, but it is all taking shape and we are excited to see the fruits of our labor. We have our raised bed gardens up and growing, the walnut trees are heavy with nuts.  We have gotten rid of several vines on the back fence with 3 more big plants to go.  We have empty lots behind us, about 10 acres or so and the owner is not caring for it, so we sawed down 3 elm trees, and are slowly getting the weeds under control behind our fence. You can only do it in the early morning though as it is too hot to work in after 11 or so.
You probably have heard that Colorado again has many wild fires. 12 right now.  The biggest one in South Fork, Colorado. This fire is called the West Fork Complex as it is a combination of 3 individual fires.  It is threatening South Fork, Wagon Wheel gap, and is not far from Creede.  Plus there are cabins every where.
Remember that wonderful family reunion we had last year there in this beautiful home? This home is in Wagon Wheel Gap area, half way between South Fork and Creede.
Katie and Leland have been evacuated, as well as 2 aunts and uncles, Delton and Betty and Tommy and Gary, plus a cousin Joann and husband. Tommy and Gary stay in South Fork year round, and Delton and Betty come to their South Fork home in the Summer, as does Katie and Leland to this home in the Wagon Wheel Gap area. Joann lives there year round near South Fork and has a beauty shop in town.  Right now the fire is about 3 miles behind this home, and on the other side is about 4 miles from South Fork.
Smoke over Del Norte.
Spanish Trail marker.
Currently there are over 1,300 fire fighters protecting homes all around the area. 81,000 acres so far and Wolf Creek Ski area is in danger as well. Today on Face Book there is a movie made by a fire fighter that gives you a taste of what they are going through.

Would appreciate your prayers for everyone, and if you get a chance hug a fire fighters neck today ok?  We love them dearly!

We are still praying, and thankful for our beautiful state.

Hugs, Ma and Pa

1 comment:

  1. Praying for the needed miracles to keep people, homes and little forest critters and livestock SAFE!! Praying for RAINS and more RAINS