Hunt Training; Harvest, Planting, and Puppies
We really dislike the busyness-bubble, but sometimes you get trapped in it. Things will converge in such a manner that you unless you blow off your responsibility, you have too much to do. This is especially true with farming. We are only hobby farmers, but Cliff is embroiled in planting, harvesting, and irrigation all at once. Then the intensive training season has knocked on the door. This puts him on the road to train at least once a week–meaning he must travel an hour minimum east to meet his training buddies (VHDF)–for which we are thankful. Regardless, it requires an extra scramble-mode to keep up. We are planning to get some help with the farming. We would like to see this at a sensible level of insanity.
Alfalfa will go in where the wheat was harvested. We won’t get a crop until next year, but getting it planted and established before winter arrives is important. Fortunately, for us, we know the right folks to give us the exact type of help we need. We didn’t mention that the big tractor is ancient, and the new tractor is really not meant for this type of thing. It can do it, but if we spend its life doing these things, it might not be there for all the things we use it for. Cliff uses the tractor nearly every day.
Puppies are here. For those who have been waiting, as well as for us, it is good news. It is the gloss on the busyness-bubble. We have a rule. The pups come first. Anything they need they get. It is that simple. We have a couple of helpers that come (several times a week). They know the routine. The work is fun, but like anything in life; there are the ups and downs. There is the cleaning–bedding changes, pooh clean-up, ears, and whatnot.
Here are the links for this week’s blogs….
The remodel on dad’s house
On a personal note……
Grandpa and Evangeline meet
We have not seen Evangeline since her arrival to Ontario. We hope to make a connection with that great granddaughter again soon. Life is fleeting; we cannot afford to miss making the connection to this newest family member. Life is also busy for Ashley. They have discovered that the baby means they are busier than before her arrival. It is funny how that happens. I got to have lunch with our daughter (JoAnn) yesterday. It really takes a lot of effort to keep connections when life pulls everyone in the opposite direction. I believe we are having dinner with our son and daughter-in-law this evening. (Yea) Maybe we can arrange to see Ashley and Nick this weekend. Who can say? Grandpa wants to schedule a four generation picture. We wish it could have been a five generation photo; however, we were so fortunate in all that occurred.
Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming. In the weeks ahead we can use them. We appreciate you all!
Many blessings and warm wishes from Shela and Cliff–(and the OwyheeStar Weimars too!)
~Thank you for being a part of our lives!