Fire on the Mountain…

One of my favorite Grateful Dead songs, yes… However, a brush fire that is believed to have been started by a careless human on Monday has turned into a 5,090+ acre forest fire over the course of the last few days.  It’s 20 miles outside of city limits, but because of how dry it is, and how much the wind has picked up it is spreading like crazy.  We aren’t in any immediate danger, but the sky is filled with smoke and the lighting outside is of an odd yellow hue.  They’ve evacuated all who live up there, and have created a safe haven in town for large animals (horses, cows, buffalo, etc..) I just hope and pray that it rains and they can get things under control.  As of right now only 5% of the fire has been contained.

View from town

Below is the link the city sent us to keep an eye on things…

Up-to-date information regarding the forest fire


Far away on Mother’s Day…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to our Mom’s!

~A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love~

Sorry we are a bit belated, but you’ll each have just a little something to look forward to arriving midweek! Thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do that has allowed us to become who we are!

We miss and love you both!

So here we are…

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Everyday is sunny {literally, EVERY day aside from two days since we’ve arrived}

We have really awesome neighbors- Missy and Doug and their pitbull mix, Molly are to our right.  We grill dinner with them at least twice a week– they are both at CSU for different types of engineering right now.  Missy grew up in Denver and Doug is originally from Vermont. Him and Adrian are best buds.  He tunes up our bikes for us, and the two of them play with power tools and build things.  Christina is our other neighbor, whom we share a few walls with, but luckily never hear a peep from (and vice versa) She is a first grade teacher at one of the many local schools and has two female cats, Ursala and Bob. Speaking of cats: our guys are pretty much outdoors 10 hours a day. We’ve had a few scares (Forrest disappearing for a night and Mowgli almost being eaten by Molly because he was a bit too adventurous) but all-in-all it’s been a wonderful experience for all of us Mazz’s. They come in to eat and head right back out until dark. Once they are in they sleep like babies.

Our landlord gave us each $100 to begin a vegetable garden, so we have the cedar beds and hope to get our soil this weekend. Between the five of us, we will be eating and freezing lots of vegetables these upcoming seasons! I will document the growing progress!

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