Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and ninety-four of that project.

This quilt block shows a mountain ridge horizon in a dark brown and black. On the horizon is a layer of bright white and orange in a gradient. These indicate giant flames of a fire. Above the flames is a giant brown patch of fabric indicating a plume of smoke. In the upper left is a blue section of sky.
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When I headed for home, I was not sure what I would find.

I could see flames on the horizon and needed my headlights to see. This is a picture of the skyline from my house. The police had been there and asked my son to evacuate.

We evacuated the grandchildren and the cattle, but because we had upwards of 2,000 birds in various stages of growth and pigs he and I opted to stay. So we set up to watch around the clock. We had an emergency exit in place.

Two of the men that had been working with us also stayed. We had a water truck on site and had pulled a perimeter with a grader. Brandon Goober was with us that night. He wrote a song called “A Reason to Feel Safe”

This is an excerpt from that song-

“…I watched hell turn loose it’s fury upon the mountainside, and trembled as I felt it burn all night. A plume of smoke rose from the earth to block out the sun. There were those among us whispering that the end of days had come. As the ash began to fall from an apocalyptic sky, it held on to our faces where our bitter tears had dried…”

Something I’ll never forget.