2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
and Happy St. Patrick’s Day
~MARCH 17, 2018
The weather is acting much as we should expect. Spring-like moments with Winter pushing against us here and there. The clouds have been spectacular. All types and some quite menacing. Here are some quick snapshots from yesterday. The two light ones were taken early in the day. The others were captured as darkness settled.
Along the road, they are cleaning the ditches in preparation for the water’s arrival. The Geese of all kinds are a constant. Sometimes there are more in evidence than others. In the evening and mornings, their arrival and departure can be quiet the sight. You might hear them before you see them, too!
Here are some iPhone captures ( I do not have the latest and the greatest, but not too bad considering) of the geese. Look closely and you will see the sky dotted with geese. It seems endless if you stand and watch. Sometimes we do.
Cliff is making plans to train. He was out with Cypress working her on birds for the first time this week. She is bird-crazy. We hope she continues to train well and excel in the field. Otherwise, he has been working on improvements and repairs. This list includes making puppy yard repairs–he seeded and rolled the third yard. The other two just got broadcasted with fill-in seed. Thank goodness we don’t get rid of everything. The old retired lawn tractor started and worked great to pull the roller.
This Week on the Blog
We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. We seemed to get a lot of interest, and some of you loved seeing our new Blue Stud Dog (Boone). Of course, Bo, Luke, and Schatizi are all from a litter he produced with Bettee (a Blue Longhair). (As you can see) The Bettee-Boone pups are quite stunning, and therefore the future looks bright. Nevertheless, it is excellent to delight in those from the past. It was especially remarkable to hear about Troy and Macy.
Sunday—March 11 — Two Blue Gems (Troy and Macy)
Monday — March 12 — Remy
Tuesday — March 13 — He Knows (Reznor)
Wednesday — March 14— Our Blue Stud (Boone)
Thursday – March 15 — Bo and Luke
Friday — March 16 — Weimar Life (Schatzi)
On a very personal note
It is Spring on a small rural piece of property. There is a lot to get done. I won’t bore you with the entire list of must-do items. To many, it would not make sense anyhow. Rural life is hard to understand unless you lived it.
I had been thinking of this treasure that got stowed during the moving process. It kept coming to my heart, and I felt like I should give it to a friend. Funny–we are cleaning up the cabinets in the old carport area. Fixing them and moving them to a permanent location. I unloaded the second cabinet. When I opened this small box, there was the Art Deco Beer Stein. It had been a gift many years ago. Nonetheless, we cannot keep everything, and I felt a need to pass this along. It should be enjoyed not boxed away. So, finding that was so much fun. Cliff and I dropped it in the mail immediately. It arrived in LaGrande yesterday. My childhood friend was delighted. All the better. I don’t want to pass off things that are not wanted. Of course, I told her she was welcome to sell it, give it away, or keep it if she loved it.
The greenhouse work continues–both the planting and the work on the building. The garden is starting to take shape. It is a raised bed affair–what do you call it? Sheik finds will be an integral theme throughout. We have two bathtubs we are incorporating–one is the original bathtub that was in the house when they moved here in 1952. The other was an old antique that was stowed here as well. Both will make a fabulous raised bed. You will have to wait and see what we come up with, but it is going to require a lot of work on our part, and patience on yours. (Ha!)