2018 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~October 6, 2018
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Our hay is cut laying in the field. It got a pretty good wetting with the recent storm. We are hoping it is soon dry enough to get baled. (OMG) We are not alone. Cashiers say it is a common theme as they check out the farmers.
I’ve wanted to get to the farm stand to pick up some corn for Cliff. I best be hurrying–the last is going to be available probably this week, or maybe next. I have not been to the farm stand but once or possibly twice this summer–we ate out of our garden. Nevertheless, Ted farms along the path we travel often. So, we can see his various fields.
Of course, there are the Corn Mazes and Farm events gearing up throughout the Treasure Valley. I have never been in a Corn Maze. It gives me a bit of anxiety thinking about it–but I know many of you have a blast doing those things. I am more of the person who enjoys the senior corn maze–the one stalk to walk around situation.
We have the three little fat Deja puppies that by all appearances are thriving. She is the ever happy doting mother. Maybe you read elsewhere–we are working on the outdoor puppy yards. These pups will be able to take advantage of those locations. I hope we get our sod replacement done by mid-week. Their feet are about to experience grass for the first. The Great Granddaughters were here to help us with early socialization. Isn’t that just the cutest thing ever? Oh, and Ashley’s forever friend, Maddie, was here as well.
We took Manfred on his first outing. I will be blogging on this experience soon. His debut was a big hit–we had a lot of fun. He is growing up so fast! Here are some photos of Manny (and part of them include the infamous Stackhouse). The one photo was taken on our outing—we dropped by our son’s shop. Manfred saw his first kitty.
This Week on the Blog
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We had a huge variety this week–our Weims are entertaining if nothing else. I think I will let the posts speak–forgo making additional comments. Please remember we can use an update if you feel you can Email or Message us something –email@example.com. Thank You!
Sunday—September 30 — Waiting (Mesquite)
Monday–-October 1 — Hummingbirds (Pushin and ZooBoo)
Tuesday —October 2 —Is Your Weim (Winston)
Wednesday —October 3 — Duke at One Year
Thursday –-October 4— Say What? (Duke)
Friday — October 5 — Jorga
On a very personal note
Cliff and I are doing well. We are busy preparing for winter’s arrival. There are quite a few things we need to button up before Mr. Winter decides to push in on us. October arrived and we are still gardening–mostly it is the harvest. We hope things continue to ripen and that we can protect our tomatoes from the frost. So, the temperature has not dropped all that low, but we know it is only any matter of days until we have to watch more closely.
Ashley and I are planning to replant the herbs and to bring them inside for the winter. We hope to have some to enjoy all winter long and then to plant them outside come spring. I planted an artichoke–actually three. I have managed to keep two of them alive. At the time, I thought we would have the greenhouse winter-worthy. It is not going to be possible this year, so Ashley is going to take that to her home and see if she can keep it going. They take eighteen-months to mature. I don’t know much about growing artichokes–this was an experiment. (Haha)
I am still doing the pottery–learning more thanks to Lynda who is a fabulous blessing. We have completed several pieces–some of which have been bisque-fired and are ready to be glazed. Others are set to dry to be bisque-ready. I am learning a bit about trimming–making the foot, etc. Lynda is amazing. She makes it look easy. (Haha) Anyhow, I am over the moon excited about the opportunity. I am still hoping that I can get bulb-forcing pots done in time to use them. I don’t know yet, it that can happen. I need to get after making some handmade pots this coming week. It is the only hope of getting enough in time. There is no guarantee but I will continue to work toward this goal.
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