Yesterday there was a big wild beast heading towards the east, blowing hot and heavy …
A fire that started around Ribamondego …
There was nothing that could have been done. The winds were too strong and too variable. A lot of people contacted me and offered help. Thank you. I didn’t feel right putting anyone in harms way.
I evacuated my farm, I parked my truck at the chapel, and waited for it to pass while I sheltered close to St Gabriel while I watched it pass in the direction of my farm. So here you have it, St Gabriel and my Apocalypse.
Unfortunately my land suffered …
But the core here remains intact and alive.
I feel very fortunate.
Maybe the full experience has not sunk in yet, but I feel that this is a huge cleansing, by the grace of Mother Nature, and I believe that this experience will serve to bring a great revelation. It is after all, what ‘apocalypse’ means.
Every ending has a new beginning.
From here we start again, fresh, new life.
UPDATE 21 July 2017:
Yesterday I was interviewed by TVI. Although they didn’t quite understand everything I said very clearly, I have included the interview below for anyone wanting to see it.
Millo Magnocavallo tinha uma quinta naquele concelho do distrito da Guarda. A propriedade foi uma das que foi destruída pelo fogo.
UPDATE – 9 August 2017:
I’ve just launched the Quinta das Moitas Fire Relief Fund on GoGetFunding.com in order to recuperate items that were damaged in the fire. I’ve also proposed a plan of action with regards to how to prevent this from happening again. Please visit the campaign and have a read.
Any kind donation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.