The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Default I Smell Smoke

    Which means my county is on fire again. There is a fairly stiff breeze going too.

    Please God protect our all volunteer fire fighters, help them to quickly put out this fire, & give us a healthy dose of rain too. Amen.

    Fire is a horrible thing to deal with anywhere, let alone in ranch country where it wipes out hundreds of, if not thousands of acres in a heartbeat. Basically there is NO driving livestock to a safer pasture in these prairie fires. Even worse in these drought conditions we are still suffering.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 16, 2003
    Location
    Guthrie, OK
    Posts
    1,602

    Default

    There is another huge grass fire (actually 1) in central OK today too.

    If only Irene could spread her rain out a bit further west?



  3. #3

    Default

    You two be careful...and watch out for your animals! That is a horribly scary thing-fire. Wow.
    Equine Massage Therapy Classes and Rehab for Horses
    http://www.midwestnha.wordpress.com[/INDENT]



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 20, 2007
    Posts
    534

    Default

    Do you have various fire breaks cut ? I know if it gets windy that may not help much but those crawling grassland fires can be slowed/blocked by good fire breaks (and lets them do a back fire if the situation is right.

    Hope you guys get some rain (but no lightening)
    "The Desire to Win is worthless without the Desire to Prepare"

    It's a "KILT". If I wore something underneath, it would be a "SKIRT".



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun. 24, 2005
    Location
    Lorena, Texas
    Posts
    4,114

    Default

    I fear the smell of smoke. And almost came unglued recently when a neighbor (well over a mile away) was out burning something. We called the sheriff's department. What idiot burns things when there's been a burn ban in effect for nearly a year....
    Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

    Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com



  6. #6
    Join Date
    May. 17, 2003
    Posts
    5,592

    Default

    My worst fear at this time of year, living and keeping horses in the "wildland interface."

    High winds here today--and we had such a wet spring and early summer that the cheat grass and other dry fuels are chest high.



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr. 15, 2008
    Posts
    1,190

    Default

    I wish you lots of luck. I was involved in the Arizona fires back in June and had to evacuate for 6 days. The fires came within a mile of my place. I learned to always have those important things packed and ready to go. We had less than a hour to evacuate. I had 12 dogs, luckily my BO was able to get enough trucks to evacuate our barn. I was supposed to go help evacuate the barn and pull a trailer, but it took me almost a hour to drive a mile down the road!!!

    Be prepared for evacuation!!!!!! and God Bless.
    We do not have an overpopulation of dogs, we have an under population of responsible dog owners!!!



Similar Threads

  1. Getting cigarette smoke smell out of blanket?
    By aahunterjumper in forum Off Course
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: Apr. 4, 2013, 12:17 PM
  2. Smoke!!
    By ddb in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Aug. 19, 2011, 05:44 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: Nov. 8, 2010, 08:13 AM
  4. Cigarette smoke smell in apartment
    By WorthTheWait95 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Nov. 1, 2010, 01:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness