2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~MARCH 10, 2018
The serenading of the Snow Geese fills the air morning as well as each evening’s otherwise quiet. The white flock is sizeable and when the light reflects off them as they fly close to the ground is quite the sight. These angelic-looking birds circle and sound out an announcement of their arrival before landing and take off. We enjoy it so. Soon they fly north. For now, they clean up the leftover corn and whatnot.
The Snow Geese melody is not the only noisy whiteness of the week. This week’s hominy snow did an Irish dance on our metal roof. I loved the sound in response to its arrival. Heavy rain, hominy snow, or hail bring with it the rat-a-tat-tat kind of tapping that gets your attention.
Last winter we saw a lot of snow bring down farm buildings. Businesses also took a hit but more often than not it was agricultural buildings which went down. Yesterday, as we drove toward Nyssa, we discovered a Quonset hut that has stood the test of time had recently gone down. It was surprising in light of the lack of snow this winter.
We sit waiting and monitoring the girls we mated in hope of getting a spring litter. Predictions can be fickle like spring weather. We still hope to have babies born. In the meantime, we are doing repairs to the grass as well as to anything else that catches our attention.
This Week on the Blog
We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. It seems there was quite a bit of variety. More than sometimes. Once again, I am running a bit low on updates. I am confident it will all come together. I could dig around on Facebook. Many folks only post them there. :O)
Sunday—March 4 — Busted (Maizie)
Monday — March 5 — Talking About (Longhairs, Again)
Tuesday — March 6 — Gone (Devo)
Wednesday — March 7— The Celebrated (Reznor)
Thursday – March 8 — We All Know Her (Jan Magnuson)
Friday — March 9 — Are You Wondering (Coat Color Info)
On a very personal note
Cliff has gotten the greenhouse functional. Ashley and I are going to work on sealing up some of the gaps, etc. Tractor work is calling Cliff.
Ashley and I did shop for seeds. We spent some time planting a couple of trays–tomatoes, peppers, etc. We also planted a box of leaf lettuce. More lettuce and greens are slated to go out in our raised beds. First, we have to find the old raised beds and get them ready to plant. I think they were taken apart when we moved two years ago this coming May. We have some other building materials stashed that we can use for new beds. We will need more that is for sure.
Cliff had another blood draw on Wednesday we await further news. I am still doing the same–I continue having some spasms every day. Regardless, we are thrilled to be as healthy as we seem to be. We feel like we are 20 or 30 at heart, but we realize that is just a pipe dream. Nevertheless, we work harder than a lot of folks half our age. We don’t feel that is a bad thing. One day, though, it would be nice to work a little less. Anyhow, life is sweet!