2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~MAY 12, 2018
The summer-like weather departed and left us to grab a jacket the last couple of days. Nonetheless, everywhere we look farmers, and their farmhands are in the fields. We have had an extra dose of wind–sometimes it is slight, but recently it made a statement. The blowing is slated to continue tomorrow. We are not talking high winds, but gusts of 20 mph are more than enough. Our thermometer read it is 56 degrees-feels like 40 last evening. (brrr) It was the same this morning.
We noticed that Ted Davis’s cornfield on Sunset (one of many little plots) is coming up–he and his wife Grace own and operate the farm stand near the college. The amount of corn that they raise and sell is staggering. It seems that they have endless varieties — every couple of weeks there is something new. They extend the season to frost. It is amazing. I hope they can continue you this process for a few more years. I know as you get older such work is challenging. Nonetheless, it is rewarding.
Grandpa Cliff is trying to do a myriad of things. He is stretched thin. The list includes preparing for the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) Natural Ability Hunt Test. We are blessed to have the membership opportunity for both the International NAVHDA as well as the Treasure Valley NAVHDA. It is a great group with which to train. We share the love of the Versatile Hunting Dog and the Treasure Valley lifestyle. We are blessed indeed. Beyond the hunt test preparation, there is the planting of the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary–the grass seed has been spread, and the corrogates are in place. He still has to work on the ditch–otherwise getting the water to the seeded area will be impossible. He has his birds–you know all those quail — the Bob White as well as the Coturnix. Do we dare mention the garden? Probably not, but as you read on, you will discover he has been making the gardening project possible.
Let’s not forget the pups and the Weims in general. There is a lot going on at OwyheeStar. Much of which doesn’t allow us to forget or to escape the responsibility. We are honored to serve you and share our life with you.
This Week on the Blog
We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. We started off talking about the ins and outs of puppy availability. This week saw movement on that focus–it is quite possible that the couple of males that were potentially available have found a placement. All of the details will be worked out in the next ten days. Otherwise, on the blog, we had a message from Jacie, saw Goldee tucked in, and there was some sharing of information. We hope you found the blog informative as well as entertaining. Thank you, for sending in your updates (the photos along with a short story) and for following us, too!
Sunday— May 7 — Availability
Monday — May 8 — Tucked In (Goldee)
Tuesday — May 9 — A Note (from Jacie in Atlanta)
Thursday – May 10 — What About (worms and parasites)
Friday — May 11 — Buzzwords Aside (Holistic)
On a very personal note
We have been extremely busy with the Garden. I call it Garden 369–you know our address is 369 Onion Avenue. Today, I am holding my breath. Our plants are taking a massive beating with the wind. Cliff purchased us a new watering wand, and it really helps me to keep the growing areas moist. We have seeds that should germinate very soon–watermelon for one. The radishes are poking their green leaves through the sandy soil. I am so happy to greet each one. The girls (Evangeline and River) helped plant the seeds. We picked the first strawberry–was washed and split it was shared between the two girls. The pronounced it delicious. There are several berries awaiting the taste test. The planting continues. We look ahead with optimism and make plans for the garden produce to be a part of nearly every meal. Here are the happy helpers learning how to garden.