2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~JUNE 23, 2018
Summer’s official arrival happened on Thursday. Did I forget to mention it? Summer has been flirting and dancing a two-step on the heels of Spring (which as we all know was elusive and late herself.) Winter was infringing on Spring–he hung on refusing to let go. Now, we are in the throws of summer and all it brings.
Thursday was eventful as well because they picked up our hay stack –evidentially it was needed elsewhere which is a good thing. If I had been a couple of steps quicker, I would have captured the load going by. Christina and I stood and watched the truck as it left our road. It seems we are about ready for another cutting–now, if the weather will cooperate that would be excellent.
The Longhair litter (which includes a couple of smooth coats) is approaching the Discovery and Placement Test. That means we are focused on the process and looking toward the exit plan. Again, on Thursday, we went for a big adventure and what fun it was. The pups loved their play time at the Three Cliff’s Sanctuary.
The Internet and the Web have not been as much fun. Our Longhair Website went down (again), and Cliff had to contact GoDaddy to get the problem resolved. It is kind of crazy. He paid for our domain name, and then it quit forwarding. (Well, crumb!) There is no reasonable explanation other than we can be happy because the resolution was faster than promised. Of course, then there is the ongoing Facebook Page issue. Our OwyheeStar Weimaraners Page is under review, and every indication is they are going to lock us out. Therefore, we have a closed group for our OwyheeStar Clients Only. So far, it is working out well. I think people like it a lot.
This Week on the Blog
We began with news from Maelee’s family and ended with Mr. Tilman–who is a bit older. In between, we caught up with Arliss who is getting older yet but doing well. He is a favorite of many. We had not heard about Zelda since she left. The news of her was delightful. Seeing her swim (or water retrieve) in the Pacific Ocean was outstanding. Mid-week we had the second part of our story from the Spokane family who update us frequently. It was great to hear about their spring with three Weims.
Sunday— June 16 — Maelee
Monday–- June 17 — Friendliest (Zelda)
Tuesday — June 18 — Before Summer (part two)
Wednesday — June 19 — Cooper (Joins Luke)
Thursday –- June 20 — At Eleven (Arliss)
Friday — June 21 — At the Vet (Mr. Tilman)
On a very personal note
The gardening gals were here three times this week. We were in for a huge surprise early in the week when we discovered a plethora of eggs all over the Cole crop plants–the broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and such. I have never grown these before. Who knew they were such a bug-magnet? We may have this situation managed. We have a plan for next year, but this year we are behind the curve. Despite the situation, we harvested a beautiful head of broccoli–actually two nice heads. I sent them home with Ashley. She also had a goodly number of zucchinis, crookneck, as well as at least one cucumber.
We have tomatoes setting on–some are the size of a racketball. Little melons are forming. We put a watchful eye on everything. Our green beans are starting to do something. We are watching for them to begin producing as well. Oh–we did purchase five heads of cabbage. We have three 1/2 gallon jars of sauerkraut fermenting. We got that done today. (Whew)