2018 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~August 4, 2018
August is here in all her glory. Many of the crops are harvests or heading towards that stage. We see a field of onions between here and town bending their tops toward the ground. Harvest is not far off for them. Our hay field is looking like it needs another cutting–it will probably happen next week. The Malheur County Fair is in full bloom–I see the photos of the ribbons and the livestock on Facebook. Thank you, for sharing.
We welcomed some tiny babies to the world this week. I am in the process of trying to connect with the folks on the Wait List. This takes a bit of time–even more when it is summer. I have some website work to fill in the gaps along with the announcement we made a few days ago.
This Week on the Blog
Sunday— July 29 — Shared Status (Manfred and Stackhouse)
Monday–- July 30 — Milly
Tuesday — July 31 — News (Tikka and Luna)
Wednesday — August 1 — About the Second Longhair (Murray)
Thursday –- August 2 — Struck Gold Again (with Quinn)
Friday — August 3 — Blueberries (with Zula Blue and Pushkin)
On a very personal note
The gardening girls continue to come faithfully. There are challenges, but somehow they make it here. We picked our first cantaloupe this week as well as having a couple of other firsts–spaghetti squash and banana squash. Also, we had the squash bugs arrive. Go figure!
The garden harvest is here. We have been getting tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, etc. Now, we add to the list with the banana squash and the melons. There is more to come.
I picked the peppers and started some to ferment. Everyone who has taken a sniff was amazed at the fabulous aroma. We are all excited about the pickled peppers. Surprisingly, new peppers are nearly ready to pick on several of the plants.
Other than the garden, which requires our attention, Cliff is busy with dog training, repairs, and the general farm work. Life continues as expected. We are ever so grateful.