Fire from the Sky and Smashed Buckets : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

Hubby and I went out to start the pivot irrigation sprinkler, it is always a dreaded job in the spring because there is always some kind of problem. He flipped the switch and we heard something fall from the sky and fire started in the grass around the well. This is so weird he said, so we are putting the fires out and wondering what's up. Ten minutes later we come back and there is another fire BURNING the well house. Now I'm furiously shoveling dirt on the fire - not doing a whole lot of good and Hubby drives like lightning down to a water source, backs up just as fast, slams on the brakes and the bucket flies out and he runs over it. He jumps out of the pickup yells and he is not a happy camper. Off he goes for more buckets and water. I'm slinging dirt, not too effective but keeping it under control hoping he comes pretty soon. He comes with two buckets and we take care of it. Hubby says call the REA and they can fix the mystery. It was a loose connection up on the pole flinging sparks ( that we could not see)down to the ground every time he flipped the switch. Mystery solved.

-- Marilyn In CO (, April 24, 2002


Sounds like an interesting day on the old home place - and they wonder why our hair turns gray!

-- Christine in OK (, April 24, 2002.

That happened to us, and we were not home. Nieghbor looked out and saw our big oak tree on fire in our front yard, burning at the top. He called the fire department, It was a line that snapped. Scarry.

-- Irene texas (, April 24, 2002.

And they say life in the country is boring!

-- Cathy N. (eastern Ontario) (, April 24, 2002.

I am glad everything is OK!!!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, April 24, 2002.

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