The fires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado have really hit families and communities hard. I’m not a farmer or a rancher; but I am a Texan. My heart hurts for all those affected. The people are strong and will work hard to overcome. Thankfully, many wonderful people are reaching out to help. I’m reblogging this heart felt message by Hope Sorrells. This message of hope is for everyone.
“I have lost everything.”
“Out of the 812 head of cows, they had to put down 725 of them.”
“Calves are burned up on one side, and just fine on the other.”
“I have already found 15 more animals to put down this morning. I am tired of killing.”
“As I was fighting the fire, I knew the direction it had turned to. My house, my property.”
“My family runs 6 generations deep on this land.”
“Only 6 steers and a few heifers were spared.”
The reality of the fires that hit Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. Ranchers finally, finding time and energy to assess the damage that had been done. Within minutes and hours, ranches were scorched, livestock, pets, and wildlife had no where to go, and the dynamics of the ranching communities were forever changed.
But, within a matter of minutes and hours, communities, neighbors, friends, regions, areas…
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