A little update, the smoke is thick this morning it catches my breath as I open the door to survey our surroundings & check floating embers. Its traumatic in effect even without the site of flames.
About an hour & a half drive inland of us the 2 major fires joined yesterday & our precious fireys named it, “the gates of hell“. Our little showground in town has many bleary eyed volunteers, precious people waiting to hear news of their properties.
Roads closer to our town in all directions are closed now. We feel safe enough & when the smoke clears I get out on the property & do a little more cleaning up & clearing. I’m a little hesitant to crank up the chainsaw as any spark would ignite everything at the moment. The ground underfoot crunches adding to the eeriness of the atmosphere, a tormenting sound.
I started this blog yesterday I think I don’t know I cant keep up with myself.
The latest is we have moved our horses to safety except our old boy Danny he would die of stress being away from us so he will go where ever we go, the cars & trailer are loaded up with a few bits & pieces the float is hooked up to my car & everything else is at the front door ready to go. Food, pet collars, leads, cages the little blue chook house is already on the trailer & the chooks look ready for their possible adventure. Everything we need is at the front door ready to go.
Huge winds predicted this arvo for East coast of Aus, catastrophic conditions & with fires in a arc 20klm away pretty much in all directions, our biggest threat is flying embers, spot fires.
There are many stories of bravery & survival, I look forward to sharing them with you.
We do not live by or are driven by fear but rather a rationality that is faith driven, we have no control over the outcome, so lets just be sensible & hopefully help calm those we come across.