Even with the recent rain we have been having, the fire level is high. I got my neighbor to mow the back pasture last week as several families around us have children so fireworks will be going off and I can just see this dry grass lighting off.
I will be outside with the horses at dusk to make sure they don't run through fences and to watch for any fireworks off the beaten path. Also, since I do this every year, my presence calms them at after the first initial burst of fireworks they usually stop running and hang around me just pacing and nickering nervously. The barn cats will be shut down in the hay barn and the other cats will be in the house. I am sure Kenai will be hiding under the computer or in the shower. For such a wonderful german shepherd, she is so terrified of guns and loud bangs. This is a stressful night for the critters here........
We will be grilling bratwurst, I'll make my potato salad an bananna split cake and we'll probably just chill out till dusk. Neither one of us cares about shooting fireworks off.
Just be safe everyone and keep your critters as safe as you possibly can.