2017 40th Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~October 14, 2017
Last Saturday our hay (the fifth cutting) graced our fields. The first cutting was chopped. This week the final 2017 cutting found its way into the stack. It was kind of a pathetic amount, but we subscribe to the fact that each bit adds up. As fields age, they produce less, and the back field is slated to be taken out. Winter wheat will replace it soon. Now, for those wondering–no Roundup herbicide will be used on our wheat. Honestly, the use of Roundup on wheat in the United States may be rare–unlike many health-gurus would have you to believe. At least locally we do not see this happening. To the north in Alberta, Canada (we read) about the practice of spraying the wheat in a field before the harvest. The purpose is to dry things enough to harvest. Here and most places in America, we don’t need to practice those measures–our stalks mature for harvest without the aid of a desiccant. And, just to set the record straight, farmers are not dousing their wheat at harvest in the truck as videos would have you to believe. Roundup is not used on wheat other than as a desiccant (as far as we know). It requires the crop be genetically altered (Roundup-ready)–this is a hot topic. We only mention it because we are planting the wheat and we have some insight into local farming practices. (Enough said!)
We prefer talking about happy topics–such as the Weimaraner. Weimlovers can all agree on their addiction to the breed.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts. There was a bit of information. A few updates. One crazy-fun post with Mav’s new hairdo and my post on how to get off to a great start with your Weimaraner pup.
Sunday—October 8 — How To Take a Mud Bath
Monday —October 2 — Dasher
Tuesday —October 10 — Kaze
Wednesday —October 11 — And There are Two
Thursday —October 12 — Walking
Friday — October 13 — River
On a very personal note
It won’t surprise you to learn we have not completed the utility bath remodel. There are a few things yet to finish–mostly a little paint touchup and fill work. Cliff may make the second small (much simpler) cabinet slated between the two washers. I am hoping to make a concerted effort to complete this soon; however, we have some puppy things that take priority.
The cyclamen continues to thrive and grace us with a host of blooms. I so miss the large 8 foot Bay Window of my old kitchen. It is one of the few things that I miss–the farmhouse is more to our liking. Yes, we would like to have the remodel done, but it is somewhat an allusion to think we can complete things anytime soon. The next project is our master bath–it has a walk-in shower roughed in–nearly ready for tile. Other than that, it is gutted.
We are enjoying the last few warmer days before Mr. Winter makes a huge statement. Many in the Northwest and mountains have already received a blanket of snow. The first of many more promised. We are so not ready for winter.