2019 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~June 15, 2019
Well, things warmed up–and all the crops are growing like crazy. We expect the new alfalfa will be cut this week–it’s the first cutting. Cliff has been hurrying across the field with water, so he is ready when they arrive.
Between here and Ontario, there is a lot of grain. It is incredible how quickly it is maturing. Before long–they will harvest, and we will have a whole lot barren fields. (OMG) It seems like winter was here yesterday. Wait a minute–it kind of was, as it kept showing up on Spring’s timeline. (OMG)
The focus is on Bernie’s pups, so yesterday we made a trip to the sanctuary. That is always an experience. With ten puppies, you cannot be sure if they will stay close. Cliff got a rough mowing done for us before we went down–but only in one section. There was a lot of moisture (mud) because the water has been going. Anyhow, we were fortunate–the pups pretty much stayed in the shorter (ankle-high) area. The mosquitos were not out in force–I forgot to get some repellent.
The Discovery and Placement Test is slated for Tuesday. We want to be sure they are ready.
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. There is one final segment in the Remy Blue series. I should get that posted this coming week.
I definitely can use material for the blog–your generous Email updates are what keep me going.
Sunday— June 9 — Sitting
Monday–-June 10 — Finn
Tuesday — June 11 — Shiny
Wednesday — June 12 — Remy Blue (part two)
Thursday –- June 13 — Jorja
Friday — June 14 — Remy Blue (part three)
On a very personal note
~The Grandkids and More
Recently basketball had overshadowed the garden–well, in truth, the gardening girls are once again absent. The summer flu bug visited their home this week. Meanwhile we were watching Brad and Nick play summer basketball. Yesterday–the two played on the Varsity squad together–#31 (Brad) #33 (Nick). Who knows if this will ever happen again, but Nick got called up to the Varsity–he is in the 8th grade.
We (the gardening girls and I) mostly need to pick and water. There are a few plants that need to be planted–three staring up at me from the greenhouse sink. (Haha) But for the most part, everything is settled in and looking promising. The peas are still producing–not sure how long they will last with the heat. We will see. I picked four small zucchini last evening, too. A lot more are on the way. Yum!
Cliff has a constant bag of parts he purchases here or there–wherever he can find what he needs. He got some misters going on the outdoor potty area–to keep the Weims from overheating on the very hot days. We don’t have shade, but this does the trick. Oh– and besides the farm and the Weimaraners–there is the Bobwhite Quail. He set three-hundred eggs this week.