Monday, April 5, 2010

Burning the Prairie Grass!

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
Then the second truck...
The people also start to arrive...
Ane more and more.


President and Sister Peterson arrive.



Brother Wallentine and Sister Jaussi taking pictures.


Some of the Sisters gathering in the entry way. Posted by Picasa


Starting the fire...


Look how fast it burns...


and higher!

It's hot, even up in the window where we are!!

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The burning of the prairie grass!
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It took less than 3 minutes to burn the whole field!


All burned



Even most of the smoke is gone, and it has only been minutes!


The Wallentine's apartment.  We were looking out the window that he is just closing.  You can still see the fire truck in the street.  President Standifird said it looked like "the great and spacious building", because all the upstairs windows were open on the second floor, and people were leaning out of them  calling below for others to come up and join them!  :)  It was fun!

1 comment:

Bob and Joan said...

Wow! Found this post early this morning and woke my "companion" with the video. It reminded him that the Lord said not to be luke warm. Made me think that there are some places you don't want to be in the last days.

This is a big change from the gentle Spring popping through the earth that we had enjoyed through your eyes lately