2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~JULY 7, 2018
The Fourth of July came off without a hitch–there was no thunder and lightning this year. Our hay laid prone in the field, yesterday we got up to find bales. Since then they found their way to the haystack at the end of the field by midday. Perfectly excellent results. (Haha)
The grain fields are turning gold–at least the ones on Onion Avenue. Before long they will be combining grain. I don’t know how soon until ours will be ready to harvest–not long. Cliff has been in a battle with the Gophers, but he spotted a weasel near the tracks on the east hay field. We have never seen one on the place before. We took a little ride after we got home from dinner out–Cliff was hoping to show me this critter. He (or she) was nowhere to be found.
The early summer litter exit begins today. By Tuesday all the pups will be with their forever families. It is a good feeling to know they have excellent homes. The great-granddaughters will not be happy to see them gone. (Haha)
Otherwise, Cliff is busy trying to fix this and that. We need some waterlines run–not sure when he can get working on those. He had to fix another water issue to get our lawn sprinklers going. With the oppressive heat looming large it is no time to have the water delayed. (Haha) When the pups depart, I am hoping to purchase a few bits of sod to repair a few bare patches in the yard. (OMG) Have I ever said the pups are hard on the yard? Only about a gazillion times.
This Week on the Blog
Sunday— July 1 — Dunkin (Ready for Bed)
Monday–- July 2 — Longhairs
Tuesday — July 3 — Surprise (Parcel from Fellig)
Wednesday — July 4 — Happy Fourth (Willow)
Thursday –- July 5 — Another (Willow in the Water)
Friday — July 6 — Running Circles (Cooper joins Luke in the pool)
On a very personal note
We are glad to enjoying summer. Not so long ago we were lamenting the winter woes–I like the warmer temps even though triple-digit temperatures are not friendly to me. Nevertheless, I appreciate the season and stay out of the heat as much as possible. Cliff works out in the heat, in the cold, when it is wet, etc. He is like the mailman used to be–on the job despite the weather.
We are still waiting to find out the particulars after Cliff’s Bone Marrow Biopsy. We are scheduled for a follow-up consultation at St. Luke’s Mountain State Tumor Institute (MISTI) in Fruitland on Thursday. Next Saturday we should know something more. Otherwise, we are much the same. We have the little health struggles, but overall things are going well.
We are blessed to have the grandkids here so often. Our oldest granddaughter said we had nearly all our grandkids here this week–true, except for two grandsons. Jake has his usual job with the ditch company. Brad is busy with basketball. He is slated to do some traveling– I hear to this includes Las Vegas and north to Washington, etc. He is one of three local 15-year olds chosen to participate in this opportunity. Summer Basketball, in general, has been a few games here and there and a lot of practice. We have been able to make a couple of the games–which are more like scrimmages that the coaches put together. It is an excellent opportunity. So, the boys are busy.