2019 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~May 18, 2019
Our summer-like Treasure Valley weather came and went–we have a Western Oregon type of feel–wet. It says we received .37 inches rain yesterday. That is a lot of rain for far Eastern Oregon. (Haha) Today, is more promising; however, the promise soon turns back to rain looking at the ten day forecast.
We were glad that our hay was not cut and laying on the ground when this wetness arrived. It is better to wait than to have it sit wet and to end up needing to be turned so it can dry out, etc. The onions are showing some size. Not that long ago, it was hard to see them at all. Now, they are easily visible as we travel by. It is surprising how quickly the fields begin to fill with lush greenness–well, the onions are never lush. I think that we can agree.
We are busy with Bernie’s babies. They are doing exceedingly well. Bart has found his ‘Forever Home’–Cliff says these folks are getting a Gem. Did I mention that he smiles? We have the two remaining girls that are seventeen weeks old–we have scheduled a titer test on Saturday the 25th. We are anxious to learn the outcome, but we will wait patiently for the results. Possibly one or both of them has found a home here in the Treasure Valley.
The water line project is coming along. The rain isn’t helping a lot–Cliff had to give up because the wetness pouring off on him was too much. Hopefully, he can get that trencher rented on Monday and get the pipe run.
NAVHDA Natural Ability Test which Cliff has been preparing for is probably not going to happen. He feels SnowAngel is not ready. We will pick another time and probably run with a different young girl later this year–possibly Henri. She is showing excellent potential.
This Week On the Blog…
Thank you to each of you who contributed something that we used for a blog. We hope everyone enjoyed the stories as much as we did.
Congratulations Astra –we loved seeing you in your graduation attire.
Sunday— May 12 — Addicted to (the Longhair)
Monday–-May 13 — Astra
Tuesday — May 14 — Emmy
Wednesday — May 15 — OwyheeStar’s Henri (First Swim)
Thursday –- May 16 — Revelry
Friday — May 17 — Grace (Weimlover at Heart)
On a very personal note
~The Garden and Around the Farmhouse
The gardening girls are back–we had a couple of big mornings planting. Not everything is planted–we have a bit left. We plan to do that this morning. I guess if we need something, we will buy it.
Cliff is talking about trim that needs to be finished up. He plans to work on it in between the waterline project as time permits. The list of farmhouse projects (inside and out) is longer than we would like. Nonetheless, when we consider what we have done in three years, we are amazed. We never dreamed that it would require so much, nor that we would love living here as much as we do.