This Week at OwyheeStar

This Week on the Blog


Barren Field after the onion harvest

The embrace of autumn is hugging us tight midway through September 2015. Snow has also flirted with the not so far mountain ranges. Winter is sending us a message that it is coming before we know it. Nonetheless, we hope to have long and temperate fall at OwyheeStar.

The fires are fewer, but in places they are still burning. The dry thirsty earth welcomes the cool and wet as well as fire-stifling snow. Living in Eastern Oregon (not the evergreen Oregon most people imagine) we are not in a hurry to see the naked trees. Leaves are already toppling off with increased numbers each day. The bare trees are most certainly not the only nakedness. The fields are being stripped and in turn exposing dirt–in many cases the color of our beloved Gray Weimaraner. Shades of gray are in season for winter. We cling to what is left of the lush summer green, knowing before long we will crave the green and colorful color of spring and summer. We are a four season region.

Sunday— September 13 — Resting With the Best

Monday — September 14 — Modeling for Terri

Tuesday — September 15 – Not a French Poodle

Wednesday — September 16 — A Weim Fix

Thursday  — September 17— Thank you Jan

Friday  — September 18 — No Ordinary Girl

On a very personal note

There have been many challenges this week. It is important to keep it all in perspective. This is where I talk about our personal life a bit; however, sometimes our personal and the Weim business are so intertwined they are one in the same. It is like a marriage–we are inseparable. This week the iMac Pro belched the last sigh of breath. Honestly, I think something was wrong from the get go. Cliff bought it for me for my birthday August 2014. By the end of the month I was diagnosed with cancer. From there I was ensnared with cancer treatment and often relied on the Dell to get the job done. I needed to make things as easy as possible.

In February 2015, I began in earnest trying to learn the ins and outs as well as to get the iMac Pro aligned for OwyheeStar. There were glitches which I blamed on myself. I didn’t have the luxury of being close enough to the Apple Store to go in there for help. I like to figure things out myself too! I find this often means less problems in the long haul. Regardless, I have grown to love the iMac despite a few things that seemed very odd. Now, I discover that those things meant that the disc was faulty all along. I had been trying to learn to overcome something that eventually lead us to the unthinkable. Some of the client information will take months to reconstruct. I may never get it all back despite the backup provisions we have made. There are folders which we maintain in Outlook that have been dumped. The good news is I have learned there is a way to prevent this in the future. At least, I am able to learn from a previous mistake.

A lot of crazy things happened this week. Adversity comes and more often than not a person would like to avoid it. It is not always possible. Cliff and I have worked on the farmhouse remodel as diligently as possible. We are way short of our goal. Clearly, we are going to move in there with it vastly unfinished. For me, this is beyond challenging emotionally. I am a person that likes organization, order, and simplicity. Cliff is discouraged he cannot provide this for me. When all is given what more can a person ask? Since Cliff’s father passed on we have been flung into something so huge most people could never imagine taking it on. Nonetheless, we are going to chase our dream and hope there are no more setbacks. We are going to make a lot of people unhappy because there will be no OwyheeStar visits until we can pull things together. We don’t have the chunks of time required to give to others. What we have to give is needed for our grand kids.


As Always

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. That being said, we are especially grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. It is very difficult to write script for photos. Other times it is only a note and no photos. If we can easily find some photos this is not a huge problem. If there is anyway possible, it is most helpful to get both–at least three sentences along with the photos. Being stretched thin on every side means we are in desperate to keep enough material available to create the daily blog with minimal effort. Sometimes having to write the whole blog (with all the OwyheeStar Weim interruptions) can mean working it more than two hours–so as you see what you send is so important.  Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming–we need the updates. DSC_0134edit

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 September 19, 2015, in News, OwyheeStar and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s annoying when the techie-stuff has an ouchie, there are always so much things we lose that way :o( I always forget to use the external drive and after the nuclear meltdown I send 87 arrooooo’s to the sky :o) I cross my paws for the farmhouse project and I wish you all the luck of this world :o)

    • I know there are lessons to be learned. Our neighbor guy just said he sees no value in being married. I thank God I didn’t marry him. I would rather be in the fire together than alone. I see no end to the fire anytime soon–maybe the computer thing, but after I spend countless hours trying to retrieve stuff.

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