I'm beginning to think I need to rein in my habit of Planning. It seems of late that the more I plan to do, the less gets accomplished. God forbid I admit in speech or text that there's something next on the agenda, because then it surely won't come to pass! Okay, that's my little bit of self pity, and it's over, because I am, as ever, very lucky.
Basically, Sheza didn't go to gymkhana. Fortunately she is fine, as are all the horses-- except my mini who was suddenly lame yesterday morning, because I certainly shan't go more than two weeks without *something* going lame--but unfortunately the cause of non attendance was the neighborhood being on fire. Friday afternoon 2 fires started about 3 miles from our house and as of 7:15 a.m. this morning it was known as the Swedes Fire and was burning at 1,850 acres with 20% containment and 500+ fire personnel fighting it.
The photos below are from the Butte County Public Safety Scanner FB Page, of the Swedes Fire.
If people are curious or nearer readers anxious, here is Swedes Fire information link from the CDF site with regularly updated and most current information: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=884
The American Fire is burning strong in the Foresthill Tevis trail area and was last reported at 12,000+ acres. I am not going to plan anything now but merely say, Thank you and God Bless to the firefighters out battling these awful blazes and best wishes to all those affected. We'll be waiting with bated breath until containment.
Here is the American Fire info from The Incident Information System (linked from CDF): http://inciweb.org/incident/3624