2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~MARCH 31, 2018
The day is a gray type which looks to threaten rain might be on the horizon. As is the way with Spring, you cannot be sure what will happen as the day unfolds. It doesn’t matter the weather when it comes to farming. Mostly farming goes on. The wind will stop the burning and spraying of weeds. The road district has been out spraying too. Yes, cleanup and maintenance are in full bloom.
The hardworking farmers keep after the preparation. It is an amazing process. We love watching things unfold. Even on this small hobby farm, there is a lot of Spring maintenance. The winter wheat and the hay are greening the local area–ours included. Meanwhile, farmers are planting onions and beets. It won’t be long, and the lushness of the Treasure Valley will be replete with crops.
Last Saturday we felt the Snow Geese were moving north. More recently, we hear and see them again at the end of Onion Avenue near the river. There are not quite as many, but they are still coming through and taking respite on their journey north. We enjoy them.
Cliff is still doing the Spring maintenance on our smaller farm. There is no escape. We planted some grass seed in the puppy yards. We are sincerely hoping it comes on strong. The little puppy feet stomp out grass.
Puppy feet–we do expect the arrival of Spring pups. We cannot even begin to guess what we will get; however, the whelping should commence soon. I have to create Web Pages, charts, etc. We have checked our supplies. I think we have everything we will need. Inquiring minds what to know who, what, where, and when. These are often things that elude us. That is a hard concept grasp. We have learned predictions are rarely accurate. It is wise for us to wait and see what arrives, and in turn work through the Wait List in order. We never cease to be surprised.
This Week on the Blog
We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. We started off with the ever popular Nutz. Of course, Tuesday was a total blur. I didn’t have a blog post ready. Cliff doesn’t write blogs. I had the flu and could not get to the computer.
Tuesday — March 27 — No Blog — Sick Day for Shela
Wednesday — March 28 — Get It Done (The Basics with Cliff)
Thursday – March 29 — From California (Moxie Blue)
Friday — March 30 — Our Two Blues (Kula & Kailua)
On a very personal note
Grandpa Cliff is still working on much the same things as last week. Honestly, the amount of work this man does every day is mind-boggling. All the while, I am asking for this little thing and that. (OMG) There is no end in sight.
He has promised to get me another shelf in the greenhouse. It is just in time as I am beginning to overflow. We also might create a couple more raised beds. He is considering how to make a hose connection to get me water inside the greenhouse–a faucet at the sink. It would mean I would not have to carry water. Dispensing it would be a lot easier.
I don’t know when I can expect Ashley and the girls at the Garden project. As you might know, I had the flu but so did Ashley. I think the whole family got it. Even if she cannot come, the project will go forward. I was so happy that Cliff tended things while I was down sick. I sincerely hope that is the last of the dreaded flu that visits our homes.
Cliff has found us more things to use in the garden. The farm has a wealth of this and that. Galvanized buckets for one. I used two to create strawberry gardens for the two Great-Granddaughters. There are other such buckets, and we will see how we decide to use them. When things come together, I look forward to sharing more photos with you.