This Week’s OwyheeStar News

March ….

Hello look, the weather's great lets go before the next blizzard arrives...

Hello look, the weather’s great lets go before the next blizzard arrives…

Next week, we say good-bye to March, and hello to April. Some have described March as being Bi-polar in nature. (If not), then it is certainly a fickle trickster. March madness is another term we love; it applies to more than a basketball tournament.

April in the Treasure Valley is normally a bit more reliable, but there is still the flirting with summer-like temps, and then frosty mornings. The peas I planted have not made an appearance yet, nor has the grass Cliff planted. We await their arrival with anticipation. Soon (very soon) Cliff will need to turn on the irrigation water, and begin watering our crops. We are fortunate to have ground water, whereas many of the local farmers rely on the Owyhee Reservoir which is at less than 20% last time I heard. They are not expecting an influx from a spring melt either.

Winter-weather doesn’t stop us from going out. In fact, many of the Weims delight in the snow; they frolic in it like it is some kind of heavenly fluff. The rain can be a bit more challenging; however, many who live where there is rain learn to more than tolerate it. A few even love it.

Here are the links for this week’s blogs….

Around OwyheeStar……

Cliff and the New Lawn MowerCliff has been busy around the farm, and on some much-needed landscaping revision. It will be as a simple affair. It is more of a cleanup, and clear our situation, than a fancy landscape. Not that we would not love to go full blown into terracing the area, etc. We have too many other projects calling us. Cliff has dropped two trees. We loved them, but they were very close to the house, and power-line. In addition, the pine tree appeared to be dying. The last thing we need is for a big wind to drop it on our house. That won’t be happening, because we brought down the pine yesterday. Cliff already had the crab apple tree on the ground. We look a little bare on the west side, but it should end up being easier to manage. Cliff will plant some grass and mow it. Thank God his father bought the new lawn mower. He thought Cliff needed it since he now must mow both yards.

Plants…

Outdoors we have not seen anything green except for the winter wheat, weeds, and people’s lawns. The grass is getting greener. Inside, I have started my tomatoes, peppers, and some flowers. I love the heirlooms; however, I am open to other tomatoes. I have my usual Brandywine and Pear Totmato Heirlooms. They need me to trim back the extra stalks. I planted some Shasta daisies from seed. That is something I have not done before. Normally, I try to buy some started daisies. The last few years I have not had good luck with these; therefore, I thought I would see what I can do with starting them myself.

Puppies and People…

 1_6634Elsa_5827We are also busy with spring puppies; and the people that come along for the ride. I have been working on some photos for days. I am doing what I said I would not do–editing them. It takes a great deal of time and patience. It is all good. 🙂  So, we are busy with the walks, interaction, and caring it takes. We have toted the pups to the timber patch, as well as the hay field. They love the experience. 
 

Many blessings and warm wishes from Shela and Cliff–(and the OwyheeStar Weimars too!)

~Thank you for being a part of our lives!

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