This Week at OwyheeStar

Greetings From OwyheeStar

It is always a privilege to reflect upon the week. This synopsis of the week is an overview, and meant to fill in the cracks here and there. It has been a good week, albeit a busy one.

Emma Training For Today

Emma Training For Today

Cliff had been preparing for the hunt test whenever he could carve out some time. He and Emma left for Notus, Idaho about 5 AM this morning. On the way, they picked up the birds for the hunt test. We were wondering how this would all work out. Emma was a bit wonky the last couple of weeks; she is in season. That doesn’t help anything. If your versatile hunter is in heat, they run last. Each segment of the test, they waited, until everyone else was done.

To be totally honest, Cliff has not had the time he needed to prepare for the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) Natural Ability Hunt Test. They call it the natural ability, but it requires a lot of work to prepare. It is up to the handler to pre-train for this event. You don’t just walk in there with a green-pup, and do well. Anyone who has participated is aware that anything can happen. Today, some went home without a NAVHDA N/A Prize. We knew that was a possibility, but Emma did well on everything with the exception of the Search element. If she would have done fairly well, she could have netted a Prize I; however, instead her and Cliff brought home a Prize III. We are very pleased to get that today.

Stacked Hay


Hay Stacking_6570On Monday, our hay found its way from the field to the haystack. We had 110 bales (4′ X 4′ X 8′ cubes). We are so happy. The hay fields require constant irrigation–which means Cliff’s attention. It grows super-fast in this heat. He is farming about 27 acres–all in alfalfa hay. It is a large hobby farm that would be considered a short 40. It is a nice size to have for us and the Weims.

Recently, while working around the farm Cliff has spotted a rafter of wild turkeys. At one juncture, he thought he counted six. They have been making their presence known. It is an uncommon sight.

Farming practices (such as farming to the road, and ditch) leave no real bird cover. Cliff has been trying to develop some cover for birds. They have to have a place to nest. We just never expect to see wild turkeys.

The Week on the Blog….

We are once again thankful for the updates that make this possible! We are a bit thin on material to work with, but there was enough.

Sunday June 7— Camping Luna Again

Monday June 8— The Many Faces of Winnie

Tuesday June 9 – Escaping the Heat

Wednesday June 10— Bella and Daisy

Thursday  June 11—Meetings of a Special Kind

Friday  June 12— Are Two Better Than One?

On a very personal note……

Shela's Sewing Nook

Shela’s Sewing Nook

Cliff and I are making progress on the farmhouse remodel. It is a long way from ready for us to move in; however, the guest room is nearly completed. It still has need of some finish-work, as well as organization. The downsize is dramatic. This sewing nook is built into the only original closet this bedroom had; previously, there was a sewing room. 

Guest in process.3A minor change allowed us to incorporate the master bedroom closet into this room. It was way too small to be practical, but it will work in a guest room.

You can see the two closets –a traditional smaller closet, and the one that was made into a work area.

As Always…

Thank you for your love and support. The updates have been consistent enough to keep us going; our reserves are drained again. LOL We always love to hear from you.

About OwyheeStar

We are Professional Weimaraner breeders--with forty years experience at raising puppies. For many years, we have focused exclusively on the Weimaraner! If you are considering the Weimaraner, or live with one, we welcome you to sign up to our blog. We sincerely hope you will find the information, the stories, and varied posts insightful (as well as entertaining). To those who live with an OwyheeStar Weimaraner, we send special thanks. We appreciate the photos, the news, and your friendship. Thank you for being a part of the extended OwyheeStar family.

Posted on June 13, 2015, in News, OwyheeStar. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Congrats Emma & Cliff. I love the sewing nook, that looks like a fabulous organized place :o)

  2. Emma scored 90 points. Surprisingly, she wasn’t that far away from a Prize One, and she is going to run again in the fall. We will hold our breath–remember ANYTHING can happen in an event. We are all not Jan and Willow. :O)

    I worked more on the sewing nook…..I will be pasting a full update soon on Facebook.

  3. oh it’s great! the round window is fabulous and I love the new floor :O)

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