Sunday, June 7, 2009

Don't call the fire department.

It's under control. Now. But I almost called them myself. I guess I shouldn't be left alone with fire. I was burning some brush - there was no wind and I thought most of the surrounding area was damp enough for it to be safe - but apparently I'm no judge of safe. Look how far up I burned that tree! When I finally decided it looked a little out of control, and realized the garden hose wouldn't quite reach - I panicked a little and all I could think to do was run back and forth from the house to the fire with big glasses of water. Hey, I was panicked and it all worked out, but it's still burnin' as we speak and my hands are still shakin' a little too. Some "survivor woman" I am!

So anyway, while I'm here, I thought you'd like to see a picture of the garden I'm killin' myself on. And don't say anything about my "scarecrow". It's all I could find and I was tryin' to be inventive. *grin* The black paper keeps the weeds down, and so far the critters are stayin' out of there.

:: crossin' my fingers they stay out ::


Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Don't make me worry about you again, ya hear? I would have been a little panicked too about the fire, but glad everything worked out ok. Your garden is adorable and I like your 'scarecrow' too. Hope he's scary enough to keep the critters out. xxoo

Sheepish Annie said...

I am no longer allowed to participate in "controlled" burns. My mere presence is enough to cause flames to jump!

I love your scarecrow! And as long as it's working, who cares if it's traditional? Happy gardening!

Kath said...

Wow, I gotta tell you - that first pic is hard for me to look at. Keep in mind, I'm in southern California. We do NOT burn brush here, not on purpose anyway! Logically, I know there are plenty of places in the U.S. where people do that, and they don't have the history of wildfires that we do, but still...all I can think is put it out - QUICK!!!

I'm damn glad things went okay and you were able to get it under control.

Anonymous said...

I think your scare crow is cute. Hopefully it's not so cute that it's not scary :-)

I'm glad to hear you got the fire under control!

Jamisyn said...

I hope it works out. I didn't have problems last year with my garden and now I'm having all kinds of problems. I had to replant my beans and peas twice!