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The main subject on the news lately has been the Erskine fire, up around Lake Isabella.  It’s only affected us directly in that the air quality has been poor, but it’s life and death up there, as many homes go up in flames, and two lives are lost.

Since the big fire just over three years ago, which nearly took our house . . .


we’ve been really sensitive on the subject.  There’s enough deadwood here in the river from that fire to make a really nasty one now, if it once gets started.  So we got worried when we looked out of the window the other day and saw this . . .


We thought it was in the vacant lot across the levee, but it turned out to be a house just to the west.  The fire department had it out very quickly.  Our fire department is really good — but then, they get lots of practice.

On a more cheerful note, I stopped to snap this picture as I picked up Chinese food a couple of days ago.  This beautiful woody was parked near me.


I knew Billy would love it.  I loved it too, especially the big wooden surfboard on top.  Not a lot of surf in Bakersfield, though; they’ll have to head for the beach.


Posted June 27, 2016 by stablewoman in Around the Ranch

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