2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~MAY 26, 2018
The first cutting of hay is in the works. Right now, we are glad ours is not cut awaiting baling–the rain would not be all that kind to the process. It devalues the hay and slows the process. Yes, you need rain or irrigation; however, not so much when it is cut (drying before it is baled).
It seems like yesterday winter was hassling our neighbors to the north and to the west. There was the snow as well the cold temperatures that called for a fire. Now, we are looking at summer weather–of course, that also means intermittent showers. Sometimes it also means a downpour along with thunder and lightning. The weather is fickle despite the season–that is no secret.
Grandpa Cliff has a diversified seasonal list of things to accomplish. With us having puppies he has the extra stuff, too! We will soon be swimming pups. He trimmed along the Nielsen Farm Pond leaving the grass (and misc. weeds) a little longer around it too. I like it that way. There are the mowing and weed cutting which is endless from now until late fall. He planted grass at the sanctuary, and it is coming up. There have been other than human visitors (which we know happens all the time) to the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary. This time they left a larger than usual footprint.
It is difficult for those who know we have puppies, and they are sitting on the Wait List to deal with all the cuteness (and the news) while they wait for their opportunity. (Haha) The Weimar Puppy Frenzy Virus is a thing. If you have ever had it, then you understand all too well. Anyhow, there is all the activity that happens–adventures, general care, socialization, swimming, and the Discovery and Placement Test process. It is all orchestrated in a way to prepare our pups for the arrival at their ‘Forever Home.’
This Week on the Blog
We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. I think it was a diverse week. Possibly you agree. We loved the updates. They were fabulous. It is fantastic to learn about a rehomed OwyheeStar and what others are doing–sometimes their antics are hilarious. Other times not so much. Keep the updates and news coming. We appreciate it–as do others.
Sunday— May 20 — Weekend Events (engaged on Roy’s Birthday)
Monday–May 21 — The Naughtiest (Roy)
Tuesday — May 22 — Lovins
Wednesday — May 23 — Beyond the Pool (Luke)
Thursday – May 24 — Heartwarming
Friday — May 25 — Celebrated
On a very personal note
The garden, kids, and grandkids are central to our lifestyle. Keeping the balance is challenging yet vital. Honestly, the Weim-thing could overtake everything else. We all know how they are and life changed indeed when you add only one. (Haha) Regardless, it is essential that we find a way to spend time with our kids, our grandkids, and our great-grandkids. Yesterday the opportunity presented and we grabbed it–we took Ashley and her beloved husband (Nick) out to lunch. His birthday had come and gone, and we had done nothing. It was not possible for us to get together for a lot of reasons. He has a large family and a lot of friends. Neither is bad. There was no time for us up front, so we waited for the opportunity. Getting together was excellent. We got caught up on what was current–skipping the immediate crisis discussions. He didn’t want to talk about everything that had gone awry that morning. (Haha) So, he talked about guns, vehicles, cabins, and whatnot.
Ashley and I worked on the garden this week. As I have mentioned, we are building the garden, so there are the raised beds, fencing, and other things involved. There was nothing but lawn when we started, so it requires more time and effort. Grandpa made us the greenhouse; however, we got off to a late start with starting plants. We have been a bit behind the curve every step of the way. We are still waiting on Grandpa for a couple more raised beds as well as another barrel. I am hoping we can get this very soon. What we have in is doing nicely.