Monday, 11 February 2013

fires, rain, lightning.............

Happily working away and I ended up here.......not the post I was planning for today and you never quite know what's going to happen next when you live on a farm............
thankfully it was stopped at the (very dry) creek...........
.......usually I am on the phone and radio organising the neighbours but today I was struggling to get onto people so I called Mr Chooky home and I hooked up to the fire cart with the car and met him along the road to save time............
a whirly wind on the burnt ground............
another whirly wind..........
dry cow poos smouldering........these are troublesome smouldering away........
several hours at the fire Mr Chooky dropped me back to the car and I came home..........he stayed there for an hour or more and then headed off to another big fire that had started about the same time as this one.......
storms were cranking up with lots of lightning........I was thinking here we go more fires............and then a storm came in.............dumping rain and hail..........blowing in everywhere..........the gauge said 4mls but it was twice that if not more.............
(yes that's the very long ladder I climbed up yesterday)
puddles all around...........
then more storms were brewing around..........
we caught some lightning in the photos..........

Fairy Girl got this one while I was dealing with calls for another fires.............
between the lightning and the little tree you can see some smoke going up..........
then we got another 6mls of rain..............
As I start to write this post yet another fire call out.............
...a tree burning from a lightning strike (UPDATE 2 trees burning)........
i'm tired I want to go to bed...........Mr Chooky went on his own this time but there is a neighbour there and another one coming so surely they can sort it out..............
I am soooo pleased we got some rain but OMG I am over the fires.............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

33 comments:

  1. The pictures say a lot. Get some rest....

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  2. as you say - you never know what's next - I'm sure 4ml isn't enough to justify the pain of the fires. either.

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  3. You must all be so exhausted. I really hope things turn around for you really soon.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  4. I was going to say it's absolutely wonderful about the rain but then you mentioned it brought more fires!Grrr. We don't think about such things in towns. Hope you both get some good sleep. Cherrie

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  5. Let's hope you continue to get more rain, minus the lightning.

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  6. You must be kna**.
    Have a good rest Chookyblue,you deserve it.
    I will not moan about the bit of snow we have today,I think myself lucky .
    Your pictures are awesome .
    Hugs Laura xx

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  7. stay safe chooky and chooky family,oh my when will it end.xx

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  8. Never a dull moment out your way... thinking of you...

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  9. You just dont know what will come next. So pleased for a bit of rain, hopefully more on its way. Hoping for a good restful night for you now.
    Take care.

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  10. Rains great but then the lighting causes more fires.... No wonder you guys are so tired..
    Hope you all get some good rest ans stay safe.

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  11. good grief girl! We're complaining about 34 inches of snow, but I'd take that any day to what you are going through! Hope the lightning ends soon and all you get is some rain. Keeping you and your neighbors in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Fabulous pics of nature at its frightening best. Hope it all settles soon!

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  13. Oww Chooky, what a day...glad you had some rain, but stay safe please..
    ps...the long ladder alone impressed me...

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  14. Amazing pics Chooky. Good wishes going to you, your family and neighbors. Sharyn:)

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  15. it is very frightening !!! I hope you and your family are Ok .
    Florence

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  16. There is never a dull moment living on a farm in the country! Hopefully, the rains will green things up and decrease the risk of fires.Try and rest today.

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  17. What a day. You must be exhausted, but at least there was some rain in it. Hang in there.

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  18. Hooray for rain and boo for the fires. This year there seems to have been somewhere on fire all summer. And so many places having trouble over and over again. Thanks for sharing this. Gives me a feeling of what it's really like there.

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  19. Stay safe Donna.

    Glad you got that rain!

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  20. Wow! You guys sure do have your hands full with snakes and fires and floods! Stay safe!

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  21. glad there was some rain in the mix for you Chook.

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  22. Thinking of you, what a time you are having with the drought, fires but not real flooding rains. Stay safe,

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  23. Hey Chooky, you are doing well.
    I think so many of you in the fire zone are just tired : tired of being on vigil, tired of wondering where it is, when it's coming your way, and when will it end.
    Hopefully there will be a few really good rain events come your way in the next week or so and put it out.
    I don't like fire. I think you are all extremely brave.
    Take care

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  24. wow. you have been through so much. I continue to pray for your area and that the fires can end soon.

    Thank you for sharing with us and keep us posted on progress.

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  25. glad see you got some rain, but hate that it has also caused more small fire outbreaks. Hopefully the fires will die out and there won't be anymore of them.

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  26. What a time you are having - I will stop complaining about the brown grass and dying plants in the garden now!! Hope you get lots more rain (a little at a time :-)) and no more lightning! Look after yourself.

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  27. So we have a new name for the farm. lol Hope they are all out with the rain I forgot what rain is. So bloody dry here. cant complain, no fires here. Touch wood

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  28. Phew that is too much excitment for one day! Hope you and Mr CB got some decent sleep, after the rain doused the fires and the lightening has moved on.

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  29. Thank goodness some rain but too much work for you with those fires, hope you are all ok

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  30. Glad to see the weather has taken a change. Love your stormy pictures... Amazing :-)

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  31. Life's never boring hey!! Glad you got some rain, but hope the fires are out now.

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  32. wow never a dull moment out your way

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