2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Winter continues to wrap us with cold. We have not gotten the snow (earlier this week) that dropped in Bend and Boise. We saw a few fleeting flakes. We are hoping Cliff is fortunate today as he travels to Pendleton with precious cargo aboard.
We may not have gotten snow yet; however, we are not short on snow geese. They have been coming into a field across the road next to the railroad tracks by the thousands. The numbers are staggering. You hear them coming long before they arrive. It takes them at least a half an hour to fly in and land in that harvested cornfield where they spend their night. You know spring is coming when the Snow Geese journey through. We could say the migration is magnificent–we enjoy watching them.
Our sweet little guest, Evangeline, played with a little blue female pup. Her little sister, River, joined in the fun, too! Mostly it was Evie with the puppy.
They snuggled and wrestled around. The puppy allowed herself to positioned awkwardly. Evie’s face was kissed, and her hair tugged. All was beautiful until puppy nibbled the ear. (OMG) There were the makings of crocodile tears–the storm soon passed. No evidence of damage–no blood or wounds other than one to the heart. Oh, she is such a sweet girl, but puppies nibble and bite those they adore. (oops)
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts. We began the week with Stackhouse, our infamous Gray Longhair Stud. He is very popular. Monday, we opened a series where we are talking about the Longhair. I cannot say for sure how many segments we will post; therefore, you will have to travel along until we get to the end. We felt it was apropos to share the story of Charlie Mae’s sock fiasco. Her family just adores her antics. The Longhair series is not the only series. We began a fabulous update featuring Skye and Haze–watch for the next two segments. Finally, we finished with ‘Blue’ who joined his family on Thursday. We appreciate his family for sharing the joy with everyone.
Sunday—February 18— Stackhouse (Helping Cliff)
Monday —February 19— Talking About (The Longhair; Part One)
Tuesday —February 20— Feathering (the Longhair; Part Two)
Wednesday —February 21— Socks (with Charlie Mae)
Thursday –February 22 — Skye and Haze (Part one of a series of three)
Friday — February 23 — Little Blue (and it begins)
On a very personal note
Cliff continues to work on the greenhouse project–it is the same opening statement for the last three weeks. (OMG) Today he put the final glass panel on the roof. I am not sure what else he might have to do on the roof, but it looks like he is about to start the east side–where we will have the little red door. He says the next thing is to get me a bucket of dirt on the floor. It needs to be filled and leveled. Then we will put down the tile, and once they are down, I will sweep sand to fill in the spaces. I am waiting for the scoop of dirt, and then I have to get to work.
In the kitchen, I am working on improving and organizing. I may find that I need to eliminate a few things. I think it is a given since I cannot seem to get everything there that I need. I ordered a new casserole too. (oops) I want to purchase fabric to curtain the bottom boxes until we get back to work in the kitchen. First, we have the greenhouse and the Weim parlor/puppy palace area. Then I hope we can go to work on the master bath, and before the kitchen gets our attention, it will be the trim work. There is a lot of detailed finishes that need Cliff’s attention. One thing at a time.
We made a trip to Juntura on Thursday. Did I ever mention the hole-in-wall cafe there? If not, excuse me. The Oasis Cafe affords some outstanding menu offerings. Cliff and I ordered the same thing–a bacon cheeseburger with fries–no bun. Uh, the burger was delicious. Where else can you get the homemade fries? At Lakey’s for one, but who serves them like this? We still have some leftover fries that I think we will be sharing with the Weims. We love homemade french fries. (Yum!)
I am sure Cliff would have been happy to escape paying except for our meal; however, I spotted a Pig that was a must-have. It now resides on our dining table. He needs a name–something clever. (hmmm) No, I don’t think ‘Porky’ is going to work.