2018 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Country life is about many things. We who like living away from town or city life have a different perspective. I don’t think you can appreciate farm life vicariously. You have to be raised or make the lifestyle change to understand fully. A drive through the country, a visit to the county fair, or talking to a local farmer is not the same as living the life.
Growing up in town, I was taught to respect those who labored day and night to keep America fed. My parent grew up during the Great Depression. My father on a Nebraska farm, my mother as a young girl had lived on a farm in Kansas.
Respect for agriculture was a given. Times and ideas have changed–not for everyone, but all too many have no concept of what goes on in rural America. Friend, if you don’t value the American Farmer, you don’t realize what it is to be hungry. We salute the local farmers who labor long hours and invest in the hope of a good return, without guarantee.
We have spent this week busy with the litter exit thing. There is a lot of varied activities we do to prepare pups for their new home–walks, swimming, interaction, socialization, handling, and even some time in a crate-like setting. We are fortunate to have the granddaughters and the great-granddaughters helping us.
Ultimately our goal is to prepare each pup to succeed on every level in their new environment. The joy they bring is heartwarming to us.
This Week on the Blog
You can see we have two themes–the Longhair and then there is the business of water–more often than not we hope your Weimaraner swims. Chrissy shares with us that her Blue Longhair Female (Moxie Blue) loves the water–in their pool, she likes to float. She looks mighty adorable floating around on her Pink Flamingo, don’t you agree?
We send a special thanks to all of you who took the time to give the update for our blog. We truly appreciate it–as do our readers, I am sure.
Sunday—September 16— This Face
Monday–-September 17— Siena
Tuesday —September 18— Winston
Wednesday —September 19— Olli and Indi
Thursday –-September 20— Cliff and Shela (Talk Water )
Friday — September 21 — Moxie Blue
On a very personal note
Pumpkins and Pumpkin Spice are a theme it seems. We have a couple of girls excited about the pumpkins–big or small. It doesn’t matter. River is so excited to get to hold these two pumpkin finds.
I’ve had a rough couple of weeks–the therapeutic massage keeps me going. That is if I can get one. Sometimes I get bumped because it is a matter of priority–someone might need the slot more than I do. I am thankful for what I can get. It is possible to drive to Meridian where there would be an opening.
Cliff is slated for blood work in October. We are fortunate to have these services available in the Western Treasure Valley. Not that many years ago we would have had to drive to Boise.
Life is always eventful. Our oldest grandson was involved in a single car rollover–young friends doing silly things. You might remember those days. Fortunately, he walked away–the driver was not equally fortunate. This accident was a life-changing event for all those in the car. You can imagine how everyone feels. No alcohol or drugs, but didn’t we all think we were immune from consequences of risk once? We won’t say anything else here.