That Rumpled and Weary Plateau—-Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Coming down from our Autumn Four-wheeler ride we started into the smoke from the Bull Draw fire, which is occurring right behind our farm on the Uncompahgre Plateau

The smoke was thick and intense filling the clear sky with the smell and feel of damaged forest 🙂

But yesterday, Monday, we had lots and lots of wild scattered showers of rain, with very little wind and no lightning,  here on the farm and up on the Plateau.

The FaceBook page for the Bull Draw Fire is very positive:

Date: Monday, September 25, 2018
Acres: 36,549 acres as of September 23 at 1800
Containment: 95%
Personnel: 85

Yesterday’s Activity: Containment is now at 95% due to successful firing operations completed on Saturday, Sept 22 and multiple days monitoring fire lines. Wind gusts up to 20 mph were present and served as a strong test of all lines in place along the north and east sides of the perimeter. Fire behavior was moderate and well within the interior. Yesterday’s operations did not require water drops from a helicopter or a reconnaissance flight by an Authorized Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drone. Crews continued with snagging operations in aspen stands along Divide Road and around UC Cow Camp. The fire did receive precipitation, but no measurable quantity was observed.

I must say that is news which expresses great pleasure to my mind and heart.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





19 thoughts on “That Rumpled and Weary Plateau—-Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  1. it’s odd how smog, pollution and the very scary smoke from fires can make a sky more beautiful. Are you in any danger…is your sensation that this is bearing down on you? or do you feel safe? or safe-ish? I so hope you are out of danger.


    • We are out of danger…it’s about 30-40 minutes away from us up on the Plateau. Thankfully today I can’t see any smoke from the fire. I’m hoping they are about to get it out so the poor creatures and plants can recover.


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