On the homestead blog: today the fire officials announced that they have 3% containment of the “Riverside Incident” fire. They also notified us of further reductions in evacuation levels. We are now in the level 1 zone.
On the homestead blog: an update on the evacuation status, and the cats. #Caturday 🐈
On the homestead blog: an update on our evacuation from the wildfire, and some flock pics from before we left. #FlockFriday 🦆🐓
We are safe at Mom’s place. We took our dog Rory, pet cats Pippin and Paladin, and the six ducklings, since they can’t stay on their own for more than a day. The older ducks and feral cats can fend for themselves; the chickens should be fine for a few days.
We got a level 2 “get ready to evacuate” alert just as we were heading to bed (during a power cut). After agonizing about it for a while, we decided to evacuate to Mom’s place (3 hours drive north), heading out around midnight, arriving at 03:00.
Jenn and I are taking a vacation this week, taking a break from social media and big screens, relaxing and playing board games and such. Or at least that’s how the week started… then the entire west coast caught on fire.