Last year, in October 2017, we were panicked over the safety of our horses and the future of our Wine Country. Our horses were spared all but some smoke inhalation (it's hard to fix a mask over a horse's nostrils) but many lost their lives. And tens of thousands of people lost their homes.
This year, again, California is ablaze. While we're celebrating our wedding weekend, we'll be reminded of the absolute devastation last year, and that there will be people risking their lives to save animals, people and property barely hours away.
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