GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~September 7, 2019
The first Saturday of September is here folks. Can you believe it? The farmers continue to harvest and do whatever it takes to finish the season. Cliff is done irrigating because our excellent hay-guy told him they would be here to cut this week. Then we are done and hoping for the price to rise a bit.
I don’t think the hay price is in the dumpster, per se–but it needs to improve a bit for us folks raising the stuff. Those buying hay, well–they want the lowest possible price. There has to be some kind of happy medium whereby we both can exist. I need to get a photo of our haystack. Maybe I can get that before the next weekly synopsis. (Haha)
Hattee’s pups arrived–only four. Well, honestly, we had five born. The tiniest of the lot did not live despite our extraordinary effort. She was such a fighter, but in the end, it was not possible to overcome her newborn adversity.
The four seem to be thriving. Hattee is doing well –eating, nursing, and hovering over her babies. I am busy with the updates as well as the monitoring of everything puppy associated.
This Week On the Blog…
Thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–once again, you saved my life. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these newsy tidbits as much as we did, too. Also, we are running short on material–probably almost always, but if you have a picture and short little tale we could share, please send it along.
Sunday— September 1 — Pillow Anyone
Monday–-September 2— Bart
Tuesday — September 3 — Rat patrol Trophy
Wednesday — September 4 — Abi
Thursday –- September 5 — Astra Update
Friday — September 6 — Hydrotherapy
On a very personal note
You might have read that this weekend Cliff’s class of ’69 are celebrating their 50th. The turnout was excellent. We attended last night’s event which was held at the 4 Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. Several of my classmates were also in attendance–I am from the class of ’68.
There was a board listing those who have passed on into the next life contained way too many names. Several who attended were fortunate to be still top-side, but all were positive. It was great to celebrate together –to count our blessings.
~At The Old Farmhouse
Cliff has been working on the master bath floor tile–but his back started giving him fits. He has to stop until it gets a bit better. Nonetheless, it is looking promising. He had to get on the roof to eliminate a giant wasp nest–those nasty buggers like to take over, don’t they?
I have been doing much the same–clearing out, and downsizing. I also have changed a few things to make more available storage. I am focusing on the garden harvest–today we have sugar-free ketchup in the works.