I guess our 5th season has started: the windy season. It's calm right now with winds about 20 mph, but later it's supposed to get up around 60 or so, like the past couple of days. While other areas get sever weather warnings about winter storms or things like that, we stay under a high fire danger alert. We had lots of rain early last spring so the grasslands all did great, but with no moisture at all all winter this whole region is bone dry. I've seen these spring grass fires cover 75 miles in an afternoon, usually only stopping when they get to the 4 lane highway between the towns of Eunice and Lovington. 2 years ago soldiers at an Air Force base were using live ammo of some kind at a target range and managed to burn half the buildings in a very small town on the plains.