2019 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~June 22, 2019
Well, things warmed up and then cooled down considerably in the last few days. In the mountains, (like Mount Hood and Tollgate) snow was a thing. Meanwhile, we grabbed a light jacket in the morning–it was chilly because of the lower temperatures that were accompanied by a breeze.
The crops are coming along–we drove to Vale and back a couple of days ago and got a look at their progress. Of course, we can open our front door as well as look out our window and see the local fields, but the drive let us see how other areas are coming along. We noticed a lot of the corn is shorter than usual. The old standard was that the corn would be head-high by the 4th of July. Most of this won’t come close. Maybe it is a different variety, or possibly it is running later than usual. We don’t know for sure.
This week we had the Discovery and Placement Test for Bernie’s pups. It was pretty intense for a couple of days–the test, the compilation, and the sorting out of everything requires focus, as well as attention to detail. The latter is not my forte. It is the reason I have always leaned on assistants who have that ability. (Haha)
The Discovery and Placement Test went well–ten pups make it a bit more challenging, but everything was as good as we could ever hope. We will be swimming pups soon. They are doing well–this litter socialization is invaluable.
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. The final segment in the Remy Blue series was posted on Thursday–what a great share thanks to Sahyo. We had two OwyheeStar compete in trials–Luna (AKC Junior Hunt Test), and Asher in the Nose Work. We were thrilled to see their success.
I definitely can use material for the blog–your generous Email updates are what keep me going.
Sunday— June 16 — At The Sanctuary (Bernie’s Babies)
Monday–-June 17 — Asher Speaks
Tuesday — June 18 — Nose Work
Wednesday — June 19 — Luna
Thursday –- June 20 — Remy Blue
Friday — June 21 — Water and Your Weimaraner
On a very personal note
~The Grandkids and More
We (the gardening girls and I) have been picking the peas. We should have kept track of the amount. We didn’t be it wouldn’t surprise me if we had more than a half-gallon over the last couple of weeks. I picked a few last evening–they are definitely at the end of their production. I need to pull most of the plant soon.
Cliff has been fighting the wheel line–but somehow he keeps it going. He is set to make repairs on the lawn sprinklers. A large patch of brown appeared in the middle of our park-like yard. (Bummer) Well, it is good he can fix this. It will green back up. The puppy yards are somewhat scorched too. We didn’t get the water on them early enough this year. They are greening up.
Other than a bit of exhaustion, we are doing well. We are so happy to have summer’s arrival–albeit cooler than expected. The heat will be coming on and probably all too soon will be unrelenting.