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