2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~JUNE 16, 2018
School is out! I guess that means it is vacation and vacation-season too! Not so much for the farmer or the Weim breeder, though. (Haha) There is also the road repair–resurfacing between us and town that happened this week. There is quite a bit of construction between here and Boise, too.
We were saddened to read the Mr. Kamashige passed on–the family farms quite a bit of land near us. They are good neighbors, and we were sorry to hear of the passing of their father. The world will be different without that generation to remind us of the history. They lived through things we will never see thankfully.
The Spring Litter Exit is complete. We are focused on the Longhairs and the future. The folks on the Wait List hope for accurate predictions. Wouldn’t it be great to have a crystal ball? Even a guess is just that–it is not an exact science.
We are working on making a few improvements. We have a new little starter box–we have a little system whereby we need a temporary outdoor housing when the pups are in transition. We hope to replace some of the missing sod–oh those puppy feet. (Haha) Yes, it is the truth. Many pups running on the same path are surprisingly tough on a yard.
This Week on the Blog
We started with the Wild One–the whole thought of a Weimar with that handle makes me smile. Our Email often has requests for a mellow Weimaraner. (OMG) I am not saying it doesn’t happen, but we are talking about the Weimaraner are we not? (Haha) Beyond Benson, we think there was some fun reading about Rylee, Sana, Ruger, Remy and finally the Weim-addicted Spokane family. Are they not just amazing?
Sunday— June 10 — The Wild One (Benson)
Monday–- June 11 — Rylee (At Two)
Tuesday — June 12 — Meet Sana
Wednesday — June 13 — Laundry (and Ruger)
Thursday –- June 14 — Remy (at 6-Months)
Friday — June 15 — Before Summer (In Spokane)
On a very personal note
Yesterday we picked a few things from the garden–cucumbers, zucchini, a squash blossom, etc. I later saw the Facebook post showing the cucumbers and zucchini they had for lunch. What fun!
After we did a little garden this and that and the picking, we drove into the local Farm Store–D & B Supply. We picked up another tomato plant I need to get planted along with some chocolate mint. I have been coveting that for weeks. It was so much fun to make that purchase. The girls love the flowers and plants. Of course, they are more interested in the miniature horses and farm animals. Oh, and the tantalizing snacks all located near the cash registers–ready to trip up parents and adults alike.
Many of you already know that Cliff’s bloodwork showed he was positive for the Jak2 gene. Further testing will be done in a couple of weeks–and that includes the bone marrow as well as more blood tests. It makes a person feel as if they are selling that blood, doesn’t it? Anyhow, it is not Leukemia or immediately life-threatening. People can live a very long time with this type of thing–so don’t worry. Thanks though for your prayers. We are not so sure about the treatment protocol or recommendations just yet.