We just got the word today that they were going to burn the prairie grass tonight at 6:00. They burn it every spring, and then by summer it has grown again, and is about 8-10 feet tall! We have been waiting for them to do this, and hoping it wouldn't be a time when we were in the Temple, but today was our p-day and the Temple is closed so we all could see this event. Most of the Temple missionaries were in the second story of the apartment building right by the field so we had a perfect view. The Wallentine's live in one side of the building and the other side is vacant so President Standifird opened it up so more of us could view the fire from there.The first fire truck arrived
President and Sister Peterson arrive.
Brother Wallentine and Sister Jaussi taking pictures.
Starting the fire...
Look how fast it burns...
It's hot, even up in the window where we are!!
The burning of the prairie grass!
It took less than 3 minutes to burn the whole field!
Even most of the smoke is gone, and it has only been minutes!