2019 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~May 4, 2019
It is a glorious beginning for May 2019. Bees, birds, flowers, and all the gardening stores are bursting with the news–Spring is in full bloom. The water is in the ditch between her and town. Our oldest grandson is back to work for the Owyhee Ditch Company.
Irrigation–we use siphon tubes and old wheel lines. It is a miracle that Cliff can keep them going. (Hurrah) But irrigating our crops is essential. I am so happy for the water and that we have a way to get the water to the hay fields.
We are preparing for puppy exits again–this weekend and next. I have the packets together, lists made, and things together. Tomorrow I need to clean on the Jeep a bit. We are not talking about detailing it, but a bit of spiffing is in order.
There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into raising the pups and having them ready to join their ‘Forever Families.’ What a joy it is to read about them over the years. Of course, nothing is sadder than hearing of their departure to the next world. They leave a dreadfully large hole in a person’s heart. At the same time–they deposit so many memories of the best kind–the kind that makes us a better human. It is amazing. I know you would agree.
It is hard to believe that no one has snatched up Bart the adorable Gray Longhair Male. We have had quite a bit of interest, but are yet to find him the perfect placement.
This Week On the Blog…
Thank you–for the Emailed stories as well as the updates. It was fun to catch up with you and to hear the news about your OwyheeStar. Jorja not so long ago was living in Belgium–now, she resides in the Pacific NW. Meanwhile, Winston who was living in the Pacific NW has relocated to Ireland. We also heard about Enzo who traveled from California to the Portland area where he met with another OwyheeStar. Speaking of gathering–Chester updated us on the monthly Weimar Play Date in Salem. Finally, Clover is finding acceptance from her fur brother–Caleb. It is all excellent news of the best sort.
Sunday— April 28 — Jorja
Monday–-April 29 — Enzo in Portland
Tuesday — April 30 — From Ireland (Winston)
Wednesday — May 1 — Shed Hunting (with Toby)
Thursday –- May 2 — Clover
Friday — May 3 — When Weimaraner Friends Gather
On a very personal note
~The Garden and Around the Farmhouse
The gardening girls are sadly absent. Their Mama is on an adventure, and they are with Grandma. Oh Yeah–at the ranch. So, I don’t know exactly when they will return. I hope sooner rather than later.
Meanwhile, I have been trying to keep everything wet. It was in the seventies–76 was the recorded high. I am sure inside the greenhouse it was well above 80 degrees. Outdoors our peas are blooming–the meadow voles took a few of those plants that had the lovely blossoms. (Bummer!)
Cliff is watering, mowing, and taking care of weed control. It will be a never-ending job from here until next winter. We are in no hurry to see winter again. For now, we are set to enjoy the lovely weather as well as to watch the crops grow.