A great many maritime people had gone 'out west' to find jobs, and now some are coming home, jobs gone and no expectation of one after the fire does its worse. Homes, jobs, livelihoods gone.
I'm not sure when I started this, but the fire is still burning though it has moved north east away from the town, but is burning through hectares of boreal forest.
I had a really nice spur of the moment trip back to Ironwood, yesterday. Dawn suggested we go and I jumped at the idea. Again, it would be a short visit.....had to get home by supper, but I was happy to spend the afternoon with my girls and the grandbaabies. The weather was nice, warm and sunny. I took 56 pictures, but I won't share them all here of course. It will be hard to pick out the best but I shall try. Heather gave Dawn and me flowers and then when I got home, Rae and Colton brought me some tulips. So nice. It was a good day.
This is little 'Stinky' and he liked my shirt
These little ones are looking for their bottles, since
they were bottle fed, though not as often now.
One of my favourite views on the farm
Meet Franklin. He joined us on our walk to the barns
This little lamb was born a week and a half ago. He was a
These little lambs(twins) stick quite close to their mom.
Just look at that face....
This ewe just loves to have a good scratch. You can tell she's
enjoying it and H is working hard to do a good job
Dawn and Heather giving a little rub to the ewe
and having a conversation as well.
I have to show some of the little black ones as well
They look like they are paying close attention to H
We all talk to the ewes and lambs as though they understood
every word, but I think they do understand H
Friday, the 13th........
A few days later.........the wildfire has moved away from Fort Mac and the cleaning up has begun. It will be at least two weeks before the people can get back in to see what is left of their homes.
I am still having difficulties settling down to do anything specific, but am feeling better, so that's a good thing.
I thought I would finish this off before too many more days passed. As it is, it is old news.
The leaves are beginning to pop on the trees,
and even with the cooler mornings
Spring has finally arrived.
Grass is a dark green
Dandelions a brilliant yellow
Sky, varying shades of blue
The sun warming.
and the peepers peeping.