This Week at OwyheeStar

 Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

We are experiencing unseasonably warm weather. It was in the eighties again on Friday; it will most likely be that way again today. Cliff had to break down and water the lawn. It was looking parched. We don’t want to go into winter with the grass being super stressed.

Mesquite Babies Day Five-28The local farm market still has fresh corn on the cob. They say it should still be available until the end month. That is amazing. I picked up a few ears for us yesterday. I missed not having our garden this year. The garden next year may or may not happen. There is a lot yet to accomplish other than growing our produce.

Deer season is in full swing. Camps are set up, and beards are in the making–even on the smooth-shaven. Whether you agree with hunting or not, it is an American tradition. At one time, it was vitally necessary. Keeping game at a sustainable and manageable level is also important. We do not believe you should harvest what you will not eat. It hard not to think how the critters will fare this winter after the summer firestorm. We are positive that Fish and Game will monitor this situation very closely.

Mesquite Babies Day Five-11The biggest concern at OwyheeStar is the same as usual. People are hoping to know when we will get them a puppy. Here is a sweet puppy (or two) to warm your heart while you wait. It is merely impossible to guess. We always look on in wonder as the process takes on a life of its own. We can attempt a mating. We can guess what might be born. We can put names on the Waiting list. All of this activity needs to reveal itself in due time. It is hard. We pretty much write the same thing over and over. In the end, we know one thing–it will all work out as planned.

This Week on the Blog

The blog topics were once again varied. We started and ended the week with a lighthearted post–Housecleaning is for the Birds and Faces. You might not realize that Gibson and Zeus were actual litter-mates. They also traveled north together–thank you, Jeanne. Then we had the two Weim family who endorsed OwyheeStar. We cannot thank them enough. Finally, on Thursday, there was the open letter to explain our process and situation at OwyheeStar. If you have questions, read the Thursday blog.

Sunday— October 4— Can You Sing Along?

Monday — October 5 — Around the Neighborhood

Tuesday — October 6 – Birthday Moments

Wednesday — October 7 — Pastoral Blessing

Thursday  — October 08— A Dream Come True

Friday  — October 09— Two Smiles

On a very personal note

For me, it was another week of packing and sorting. Donations happened. Things were boxed waiting to see their fate. Who can say what will ultimately find its way back into use. We are trying to scale down. Anything we can do without is getting boxed and labeled. It is a cycle of sort, box, and move. Forty-five plus years in this (much larger) home meant we had plenty of space in to save whatever came our way. I don’t think we are packrats, but we don’t come close to being minimalists either. The latter appeals to me on so many levels. I suspect that before things are put away in the new-old farmhouse you will find me discarding and replacing more than a few items. Much of what I have has seen better days.

Cliff is fixing and remodeling as fast as it is humanly possible. We have put aside other activities as much as it is possible to stay on task. Eventually, it is going to be a much simpler lifestyle. That is perfect for us.

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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 tough to write the script for photos. Other times it is only a note and no pictures. If we can quickly find some photos, this is not a huge problem. If there is any way 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 October 10, 2015, in News, OwyheeStar and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. All our paws and thumbs are crossed for the moving. On one hand I dislike to put my whole life in boxes, but it’s amazing what I found while sorting things :o)

    • Yes, I must admit I am weary of going through stuff. This started May 2014 when Cliff’s father passed on. All that stuff of an entire life and 65 plus years in that old farmhouse had to be gone through. You would not believe all the stuff. I finished the going through and before the month was done I had the cancer diagnosis. Treatment from then to the end of January 2015. We were working on the house during the treatment too. In earnest, I started packing as much as possible each day. I have been working for months. We have way too much stuff. hmmmm I packed about 36 goblets, glass pitches and a few misc. fragile things this morning. I went to Home Depot to get the box inserts for the goblets. I hope they make the move–it is precarious. They will be sitting outside all winter I am fairly certain–under cover, but out. LOL

  2. Thank you for the encouraging words and thoughts. :O)

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