Monday, May 31, 2010

Up In Smoke

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend.  The husband had to work today.  However, he promised his warehouse crew at Dr P a cookout.  Well, I knew this involved me cause....um...Husband doesn't grill.  So I gathered all my meat and headed to town around lunch time.  I grilled them Boss Hog T-bones and elk steak.

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Also had some potato salad, baked bean and peach cobbler.  I think I did okay.  Some had never had elk before.  They were nice enough to try it and most said it was surprisingly good!

Then I loaded up and headed back to the house.  As I was driving in, I noticed this...

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And this...

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See, fire is one of my fears.  It made my heart skip a beat but I realized it was the neighbor next to me burning.  But it is scary to see smoke coming from what appears to be your place.  Plus, it's so freakin' hot here, I'm not real happy to think about the neighbor burning.  Our winter grass in the pasture is burning off so it would spark right up.  Again, my fear of fire.

Oh, one more thing....I think there was a giveaway that just ended!  I entered the number of entrants into Random.org and it spit out #17.  Then I used my fingers and toes to count out the comments to:

STEPH!!

Steph please forward me your email address.  I will provide it to my CSN contact who will in turn, get with you regarding the $80 gift certificate!!

Thanks to everyone who participated.  Wish I could give each of you one just for putting up with me!

19 comments:

In3Dee said...

Oh my, scary sight. Glad it wasn't your house! The food looks delicious.

Cowgirl Goods said...

OMG I'm terrified of fire too. Up here in Maine we are getting all the smoke from the wild fires in Quebec. It's awful, very hazzy but I'm glad it's just smoke and not a fire.

Gail said...

I don't think any one fears fire more than a rancher...there are so many things to burn and in our case, nothing is insured.

Glad you got to relax a little...ha!

fernvalley01 said...

Glad your place was safe! I hate fire , we had a peat bog fire here years ago and I though I was going nuts ,it popped up a half dozen times before we got it under control.Oh and congrats to Steph!

Goodwife said...

yeah that is a scary site to see! Glad things are ok, and glad you cooked up a storm for The Husband's guys! I'll bet the peach cobbler was yummy! The Paintiff doesn't grill either.......I'm the grillin' queen round here!

West Texas Wife said...

I feel ya girl... That is scary! We live in the center of a CRP field and my closest neighbors burned their place off last week and didn't call to tell us they were going to... I paniked on the way home from work because I was sure it was my house burning to the ground but finally pulled in the drive and it was just across the dirt road... Makes my heart skip a beat!

Vaquerogirl said...

Fire is my fear too! The hill next to my house burned last year- this year my own horse is up there and the grass is long and dry! Scary!
Keep the phone number of these Fireman boys handy, just in case!

The W.O.W. factor! said...

By your title...and the first part (you cookin' ) I figured you caught that place on fire...cuz you don't cook, remember??
Then the scene...that stirred up emotions in me! We've had two fires, hence NEVER electric fences again!....I know your feelings! I still have them no matter where I see smoke....
Thankfully your home and barns are safe.....

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I know that heart falling to your feet feeling.... glad everything was ok.... Have a good week --- now back to work...

CCC said...

In all that comment about the fire, forgive me, but I noticed you said it was hot. Today I rode 6 or 7 hours (spitting rain and cold wind) in a flannel shirt, wool sweater, insulated jacket and my oil cloth slicker over top. The couple of times the sun did peek out it was like Heaven. At least the snow is gone.

Congrats Steph

Shirley said...

Love elk steak! Ted is the grill meister around here.
Darn glad it wasn't your place burning.

CTG Ponies said...

Fire is definitely scary! So glad to see it wasn't your homestead.

Tales from the Trails said...

I found your blog through the Texas Blogging Gals. Love your blog, so cute.

Glad to hear that everyone is safe. What a scary sight to see.

Steph said...

I am sooo excited - Thank You! But after drooling over those t-bones maybe I better get some new grilling supplies.......mmm good!!

I sent you off an email - thanks again - that was fun!!

Janet Phillips said...

I am the same way you are when I see smoke close to any place on our farm. I was headed over the Caleb's grandparents one night and saw the huge blaze on their hill. It totally freaked me out and when I talked to Caleb about it he didn't seem to think anything of it and his grandpa didn't have a clue that there was a fire close by. When I got up there I figured out it was the neighbor right up the road that was burning an old shed down, but from a distance it looked like it could be at his grandparents and it gave me a good scare.
Oh your steaks look delicious.

Nicole said...

Yeah I don't do fires either! I remember back when I was like in junior high or something my dad and I had gone to church and apparently our whole back field caught on fire. My mom and the neighbors fought the fire until the fire dept got there. My mother wasn't happy! Luckily the wind was going away from the house.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Oh those steaks look absolutely yummy!! Can't say I've ever tried Elk before...Interesting! SOO glad that wasn't your house or your barn! Our barn burned 2 1/2 years ago in the middle of an ice storm! It had my almost brand new Mega Cab in there, 300 bales of hay, brand new generator with 27 gallons of gasoline to help the fire of course! UGHH! The thing burned for 3 days!! Maybe I'll do a post (if I haven't already...LOL) pretty amazing what that fire did to the truck!

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I. Love. elk.

That's all!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

So did you take the pictures before or after you confirmed your house and barn were not buring down? :-P I enjoy the blog and the gorgeous herd pics.

Jen