2017 11th Saturday Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~ where our glorious spring has arrived
The birds are indeed happy this morning. Their serenade is louder and more consistent. I think they are celebrating all that is life as well as the beautiful sunshine. After the dreadfully difficult winter, those who live outside must appreciate it even more.
The birds are indeed happy this morning. Their serenade is louder and more consistent. I think they are celebrating all that is life as well as the beautiful sunshine. After the terrible winter, those who live outside must appreciate it even more.
The quick (phone taken to the southeast) snapshot from our front door, reveals a lot. The hay field is coming to life. If you could examine it closely, you would discover the gophers fared all too well this winter. (Eke) Cliff and the neighbors have been trapping them. If you are against ridding the property of gophers (sorry), but it is necessary. We cannot count coup or capture and relocate them. You might consider that this type of vermin carries disease beyond the havoc they raise for the farmer. Nonetheless, I know that they measure the hay protein. The high protein level alfalfa is worth more. I always wonder if they gophers get caught in the harvest–I know they don’t. They, like other extreme survivors, are clever. They can thwart the trapping efforts by tripping traps, etc. We do not use chemicals to rid our property of them. Doing that is very scary.
You know the Snake River is high when we can see if from our yard. It would be difficult to pick it out in a photo–unless we used a good telephoto lens, but we can see it with the naked eye. You can notice the fog just beyond the trees in the background. It is hanging above and along the river. There are two islands around which the waters travel, but the far bank of the Snake is the Idaho border. When we say we are close to Idaho, it is not an understatement. The funny thing is that right after I took the photos, the fog ebbed our direction, and I can only see a few feet that direction.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today! This week our blog had a wide variety of subjects. Most included some advice from Cliff and Shela. We hope you found them entertaining as well as informative. Thank you, everyone who contributed, liked them, commented, and took the time to read them too!
Sunday—March 19 — Sometime
Monday —March 20 — The Need To
Tuesday —March 21 —Waylon
Wednesday —March 22 — Gray Ghost
Thursday —March 23 — Baili Speaks
Friday — March 24 — Exhausting
On a very personal note
I mentioned that Cliff had been working on the utility bath. It has been the only functional bathroom we have had thus far. We have a master bath roughed in, but not hooked up. Before we finish this project, we will have to get a second toilet going (TMI), but it is what it is, as the saying goes–necessary. The utility bath is good-sized as farmhouse baths go–with a walk-in shower, room enough to accommodate two washing machines as well as interim puppy area. We use that when we hold pups inside. Eventually, this shower will be utilized primarily for Weim washing.
The photos are tough to get. Not only is there a mess but the light shining through the window is casting a glare. I think you can see what it is, though. We are simple folks. You might remember that this tile is what we used for our entry. The farmhouse is small, and we like keeping continuity. We are considering this same tile for our master. We have not settled on it yet; however, we felt like we could do the walk-shower in a different but blending look. Otherwise, then, we would use this same tile for the floor and possibly the backsplash.
I am weary of reporting on my health issues. It is exhausting. I try not to think about them; however, they have been ever present and limiting. A person caught in such a situation must make the best out of it. Thus far today, I am better than I have been for months. I am sincerely hoping the medication I am forced to use will do the trick. Overall, I am going to say I am very encouraged. I had the best night’s sleep in months. Sleep is vital for the healing process. I was up twice during the night. The good news it was for a short period, and I returned to the snooze mode. (Hurrah!) Other nights, I found myself up and coughing for 30-40 minutes at least 2-3 times a night. It is very hard to get rested. The coughing and choking are exhausting too! Regardless, I have high hopes. I am very thankful for the recent improvement. Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and encouragement. It means more than you will ever know.