Summer–we are doing it!
The heat is what we expect. It has not been oppressive though. Can I say thank God for air conditioning?
We live in the midst of farm land (on every side). We watch as the crops are harvested. Farmers face many challenges. Equipment failure during the crunch is one thing that plagues nearly everyone who is farming. These big machines are asked to do so much, and (all too) often they work around the clock to get the job done in a timely manner. As I type that, I feel a bit like the hay swather–sometimes we feel like we are working around the clock. In truth, there are too many nights when we don’t find enough zzzz’s. Sometimes we feel like we cannot get the job done, but we do. We do the crucial things, and other things call to us. Puppies, the Weimaraners, farming, hunt-training would all qualify for must-do work. For us, it is vitally important to keep our connection to family. That is not always easy to do when you find yourself working long hours.
Cliff’s wheat field produced a more than decent crop. We didn’t use a lot of chemicals. Our good neighbors (the Kamashige Family) harvested it for us. They did an excellent job with the harvest. Chris Payne, our hay guy, is coming in to prepare the field to be planted to alfalfa. I don’t pretend to be an expert on the farming process. I do know a bit about it from being married into a farming family for the last forty-five years. We are so thankful for the custom farm work these two families provide. The quality of work makes a big difference.
- Sunday August 3 — Wolfie and his Bowtie
- Monday August 4 — Socializing the Weimaraner
- Tuesday August 5 – Kula and Pilikia
- Wednesday August 6 — Gracie is Five Months
- Thursday August 7 — Layna
- Friday August 8 — The Crystal Ball is Broken
Slater, Kyle, and Emily
Summer puppies are on the ground. We have been fortunate to have our granddaughter (Lauren) to help us. Without her help, I don’t know what we would have done. She has helped with photos, puppy socialization, paperwork, cleaning, and whatever. (Despite the fact that) we are guarded about foot-traffic due to:
- The danger of having disease tracked onto the property–we even spray our own shoes every time we arrive home.
- We never have enough hours in a given day.
We have had a couple of visitors this week. Lauren brought her brother Slater, as well as her good friend (Kyle, and his sister Emily) on Friday afternoon. Kyle will be getting one of our pups in the near future. He may also be helping Cliff build some exercise pens for his birds, and training with Cliff.
On a personal note……
and I will be going to dinner to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Tomorrow, is my birthday. We are thankful for all the good years, and for our wonderful family. We count our blessings, which are many.
Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming. In the weeks ahead we can use them. We appreciate you all!
Many blessings and warm wishes from Shela and Cliff–(and the OwyheeStar Weimars too!)
~Thank you for being a part of our lives!