2018 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~December 15, 2018
Christmas is a mere ten days away. Our family gathers on Christmas Eve–so that is a bit less time to be prepared. We are simplified in our approach, so it is not so pressing. Nonetheless, there are things to be done. Everyone is the same. The decorations are up–and have been for some time. Honestly, we have not been into many stores other than Staples, the farm store, Home Depot, and the Grocery–oh, and BiMart. We see the crowded parking lots and cringe.
The farming check came in this week. I paid the insurance and our property taxes. For that we are happy. I think for some farmers this was a difficult year–I cannot say why. I know one farmer, in particular, was short-handed about three people. That makes everything far more difficult. Now, I am confident they make plans to play in the snow–the tractors and equipment are stowed away. Is a farmer’s work ever done? Seriously, it is not. Regardless, there is less fieldwork and the like from now until Spring.
We find ourselves engaged with the raising of puppies. We are thrilled–however, we might have opted to wait until January and February if possible. These kind of arrangements were not possible. (Haha)
The pictured puppy is a Gray (or a Silver Gray) Longhair Female. We got four of these in our litter of ten pups. Of course, most of our Wait List was waiting for a Blue Longhair–we had two of those in the litter. Not enough to make everyone happy. It was not that these folks waiting don’t like the Gray or the Silver Gray Longhairs–they all seem to be wanting to have a Blue Longhair because they have never had one before. It is like collecting a set over the years, you understand.
You might also find it interesting to see that the Longhairs pretty much resemble a traditional smooth coat at birth. Two weeks from now the difference will be evident–and those cute faces will be distinctly frames in fluff. By week five–the difference is quite dramatic.
This Week On the Blog…
Thank you, contributors. How many ways can we say that? (Haha) We have some new material sitting in the wings; we burn a lot each week. Thanks for helping us make an interesting read possible.
Sunday— December 9 — Love
Monday–- December 10 — First Christmas
Tuesday — December 11 — Pretending
Wednesday —December 12 — Oh The Places We have Gone
Thursday –-December 13 — A Penchant for Paper
Friday — December 14 — Oh The Places We have Gone 2
On a very personal note
Cliff has had a few things to repair. One I broke. Oh yeah–a little hose connection snapped off yesterday. It was Cliff to rescue. He also helped Ashley with a spare dog house for Hercules–winter is here, and when he must be outside he needs to be safe and protected–Grandpa to the rescue.
You might have read a bit earlier that he is also helping with today’s basketball dilemma. A single parent cannot be two places at once. Grandpa will gladly see Nick gets to his basketball tournament after lunch today.
I met up with my pottery friend this week. She had told me that she would not be going back for the winter term–but she has changed her mind. That is fabulous news. You might know that I attempted to make Cliff a mug–he likes them heavier and large. Well, mine was heavy but not large enough. Lynda had a mug that her friend Clark had made–she said she wanted Cliff to try it. You see him trying to fix a computer issue with his mug looking at him. Thank you, Lynda.