2018 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
We are at Mid-September already. The days begin darker and colder than just a few short weeks ago. There is an ever-increasing number of fields laid bare after the crop is harvested. Meanwhile, our one field is preparing to be planted–alfalfa again.
You might wonder if all we do is look at the crops growing or bare fields. I do write a lot about them. (Haha) We also watch the trains. The mainline of the Union Pacific is about 1/4 mile east of our little farmhouse–in clear view. We see all kind of interesting things go by–for example, this load of tanks.
This Week on the Blog
You might remember that Manfred went for his sixteen-week check which included getting the titer test rather than a puppy shot. We want to know he has immunity and avoid a potential sixteen-week vaccine reaction. All our puppy folks receive the same recommendation–get the vaccine titer test instead of the sixteen-week puppy. Then, only vaccinate if the titer count is low indicating a lack of immunity.
The series about Rocky and Mickey (being re-homed) probably is the most popular blog: however, the updates that featured Tiga and Lotte, Berkley and finally Jedi (aka Jed) were spectacular. I think you will agree. Cliff and I send out a virtual hug to those folks who took the time and effort to Email us something for our blog. We truly appreciate it.
Sunday—September 2— When We Know (Willow–which Water is Best)
Monday–-September 3— Tiga and Lotte
Tuesday —September 4— Re-Homed (Part Two–with Rocky and Mickey)
Wednesday —September 5— Sixteen Weeks (Manfred)
Thursday –-September 6— Berkley
Friday — September 7 — Jedi
On a very personal note
Cliff and I are well enough. Sure we have our little health struggles but who doesn’t? Well, I suppose a lot of folks. (Haha) Regardless, we are very fortunate to be able to do what we do. Those Grandkids and the two Great Granddaughters are indeed a blessing.
We laugh some and take joy in our simple existence. Funny little thing–we have traced some of Cliff’s maternal ancestry back to British Royalty–King Henry VII for one. Then, I discovered my paternal lineage takes us back to about the year 1,000 and the Kingdom on Namur–of course the French and English royalty were kin. But it is quite intriguing that my 33rd great grandfather was the first Count of Namur.
So, if we ever wondered about the craziness in our family lineage, I suppose we look no further. (Haha)
We picked up another interesting little note–our son is a Master Carpenter by trade. Interestingly enough, Francis Stiles came from England to American sailing on the ship Christian. He is listed as a Master Carpenter traveling with several apprentices in 1635. Despite this lofty family history, Cliff and I lead a simple down to earth life. That is the way we like it.