Monday, November 28, 2016

What's Happening.....

Well....

First the MaleChild left for Ireland...
Doesn't he look Irish?
He's due back next week....

Then
This happened...
and the State closed eight parks in the NW North Carolina area and deployed the rangers and maintenance men to the fires...
I was working Monday, Wednesday and Friday from another park...

Then
This happened....2 miles north of our house...!!
It is now 98% contained, the crosses are still standing and rain is predicted for the next 3 days..
And
because of the fires and winds...
This happened...
that's smoke....not fog...
Which sent my asthma into overdrive...
Then this happened...
 

It's been a fun filled few weeks here at the Twelve Acre Wood! 
 But things are looking up, all the park guys will be home tonight and the parks reopen tomorrow...




Monday, November 14, 2016

Pray for Rain...

all of you out there in Bloggerville please pray for rain.

There are thousands of acres on fire, including two state parks...
All the parks in the NW section of North Carolina are closed until further notice, 'cause my Rangers and Maintenance Men all deployed to fight the blazes.
the picture above was sent to my boss's wife on Sunday...

While you pray...do a little rain dance...it couldn't hurt... :)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Leaving on a Jet Plane....

Yep..!
Today is the day...!!
The MaleChild is leaving for 5 weeks in Bray, Ireland today..!
This past Spring he was chosen with a group of 8 other ASU students for the International Student Teaching Program...
Besides visiting schools, the group has their weekend travels planned.....England, France, Italy, Spain and maybe Scotland if they can fit it in.....
Trip of a lifetime....!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Outside....

the office door...

We have reached peak at the mountain park and now the winds are blowing away all our beautiful leaves...

Like the chippers and squirrels we've been preparing for winter all summer long