This Week at OwyheeStar
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
October is beautiful. It isn’t the lush spring green that we celebrate earlier in the calendar year. The remaining shades of green are tinted with brown or yellow. In a few cases, we get the more choice color. We love the red tones–found on the sumac for one. Our tree’s leaves are slowly turning yellow and dropping to the ground. I will be sad to see them gone. The disrobing of the deciduous trees seems untimely. With winter coming, wouldn’t you think they should need more cover–not less? Nonetheless, it is part of the never-ending cycle.
Deciduous tree foliage is not the only thing departing for a season. The farmers are stripping the fields and stowing away the harvest. Some produce goes directly to the fresh market. Other crops (like onions) often go into storage. Our only crop is the hay. We don’t chop our hay and store it in a pit as silage–instead it is in large (about 1500 lb) 4 X 4 X 8′ bales– not the tiny horse hay type of yesteryear. Like nearly everyone, we store our bales in a stack. We counted 304 hay bales. Some have been picked up; we have about half that many remaining in the stack. You can see the stack in the middle of the photo across the hay field pictured below.
This Week on the Blog
This week (again) had so many great posts. On Monday, we tried to support Mary’s effort to win the Miss Jet Set (because, after all she is connected to OwyheeStar). We saw (on Facebook) she got aced out at the last moment. Apparently another person in the competition surged forward with a huge voting contingent. Nonetheless, she is a winner in our book. Beyond Mary’s effort, We learned a bit about the Rec Specs and had some great updates. They planned the extreme from Jorja’s outing to Willow’s next accomplishment.
Sunday— October 11— Cooper
Monday — October 12 — We are a Loyal Lot
Tuesday — October 13– Jan and Willow
Wednesday — October 14 — Rec Specs
Thursday — October 15— Velcro Dog
Friday — October 16— Jorja Pleads Her Case
On a very personal note
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.
I will mention the battle with the lymphedema. It has not left the station. I am still dealing with it every day; however, the experts say they are amazed at the situation. Of course, they compare me to other clients who are almost identical in every way. They give me an A+ for what I am doing on my own to turn this situation around. I believe it is complex–body, soul, and spirit. It matters what you say to yourself and think. If you are defeated in your heart, then you have already lost the battle. I believe that the body can heal itself with the right stuff in and positive energy. It has to build new pathways to get rid of the lymph fluid. Isn’t it amazing what we take for granted? I never even thought about the body handling this sticky gel type fluid. By the way, it was described much like ketchup when it sets up and from there it can solidify–even cause blockages in your veins. I am very fortunate. I have the best possible professionals helping me achieve more than was thought possible in less time. I am beyond blessed!
(Note–this is the same as last week, but a special thanks to all you who read it and came through for us.)
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.