2019 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~June 29, 2019
Can you believe it is the last Saturday of June? Well, the crazy weather reports make a person wonder if we are in the thick of summer. Here in the Treasure Valley, we have been fortunate enough to avoid snow, etc. The temperatures have been up and down, but overall, it has been a delightful month.
The wheat is already coming to maturity. At least one field must have been ready to harvest. We met the combine on the back road, and later say a grain truck was going the same direction. Speaking of crops– new hay (from the back field) is in safely in the stack. It won’t be long until the cut east field again.
This week the puppies have been keeping us busy–little games, and socialization are the focus. There is plenty to be done.
We are deep cleaning certain areas not being used. I went through the Whelp blankets –dumped some, and sorted them into groups. Initially, a female who is having contractions will tear a hole or shred her blanket. (Haha) So, we have some bedding that is suitable for destruction. The other is stacked according to size and purpose.
This Week On the Blog…
Thank you to each of you who contributed something that we used for a blog. We are thin of material from our clients. We know it is summer, but maybe some of you have a cute photo along with a little story.
Sunday— June 23 — Macy
Monday–-June 24 — Piper
Tuesday — June 25 — Who Needs Surveillance?
Wednesday — June 26 — True Story
Thursday –- June 27 — Dyson
Friday — June 28 — Into the ball
On a very personal note
~At The Old Farmhouse
We decided we needed to upgrade our primary transportation. We traded the Patriot for a Renegade. It is kind of laughable –like we went from being Patriots to become Renegades. (Haha) I assure you that we have not changed that much at all–but the wheels have. We love the new ride.
Cliff is doing the same things–repairs, irrigating and keeping up with the Weimaraners. He is over that flu-bug, but still feeling the effects. It was nasty.
Otherwise, I am trying to keep the garden going. Ashley and her two girls have not been here this week–Vacation Bible School happened. Christina added a little help to the gardening effort. Our carrots are coming on nicely. I hope when we pull the last of the peas that we can plant more carrots. Yesterday, a friend came by and picked what she could see, but this morning there are several peas we missed.
Despite our late start and the weather giving us fits, our garden is starting to grow–we have the peas as well as the zucchini we have picked. There are tomatoes and cucumbers–spaghetti squash and more forming on the vines. The carrots look good and we have a few flowers starting to bloom along the road.