2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~MAY 19, 2018
The weather has cooled off to spring-like. We noticed the hay was down across the road–cut when the rain came. We were extremely thankful our hay has not been cut yet. Yes, the first cutting of hay is in the works.
We had a couple of downpours. The first netted us a half an inch of rain in no time; the second was closer to a quarter inch. That is sizable for the Treasure Valley. Our metal roof always gives us storm music. I love that roof roaring noise.
Grandpa Cliff continued training for the NAVHDA event–he left early this morning with Winnie. Wish them luck. She is not wanting to point, and she went through a phase when she was fickle in nearly every discipline. (Haha) Poor Cliff. She is a lovely girl but she is making him dig deep. Of course, he is juggling everything else. He has to drive to Vale to purchase grain for the birds. They seem to think they need to eat. he is focusing on the Bob White Quail. The incubator is busy–new batches emerging every couple of weeks. He uses these for training and sells a few to help cover his expenses.
We have the business of puppies converging. It is either a drought or avalanche it seems. So, we find ourselves scrambling. It is a good thing. For those on the Longhair Wait List, the wait seems unbearable. This video reflects your hope and we intend to make it happen.
This Week on the Blog
We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. We began and finished the week with a Longhair. We loved Olli playing with the balloon. Chloe’s is such a lovely fun-loving Longhair girl, too. We got a couple of water (swimming) related updates. That is especially fun after we had our recent discussion on the Swimming Weimaraner. Finally, on Monday, we shared Jake’s photo and a bit about his life. What fun to reconnect with his family.
Sunday— May 13 — Mother’s (Bernie)
Monday–May 14 — Laughing (Olli)
Tuesday — May 15 — Connecting Again (Jake)
Wednesday — May 16 — Talking About (Stackhouse and Luke)
Thursday – May 17 — Water Again (Jaeger)
Friday — May 18 — Our Longhair (Chloe)
On a very personal note
Cliff has made the time to help us with the garden. There is more yet; however, only so much one person can do. He has promised one longer raised bed at the end of the garden. This one is designated for our cutting flowers and at least one Pink Hibiscus for me. I am anxious to get those planted. We can work only so fast.
You might notice the taller posts in each garden bed–this is so we can raise the bed higher. I hope it can happen next year. It would make the gardening easier for everyone.
Lindsi, the gal next door, took a few plants we had that were extra. She said the Bok Choy is doing the best of everything. It is the same for us. It won’t be long to harvest. The Zucchini is blooming so they should set on as well. There are cucumber blooms. I should look more closely, but so far that is what I remember. Yum, fresh veggies from the garden. Is there anything better? Sliced bread pales in comparison, I think. Finally, I returned from the garden with one strawberry in my tummy and another in my hand. We don’t have all that many plants. We have an offer of free plants, but we have to dig them. We hope to do that on Monday. Only time will tell.