This Week at OwyheeStar

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

IMG_0214We have slipped into freezing temperatures in what seemed like an overnight event. Regardless, the fields around us have turned green. Some years all we see is barren fields. This year have a lush green cover crop and alfalfa. It speaks to my heart. We know it won’t be long, and snow will probably come–blanketing the earth. It may well last for some time if the freezing temperatures lock it in place. No matter what, we this month of November brings, it comes with the promise that before too the lush green will return. We love the seasons–the bitter cold not so much. It is important to know we have about three months of winter before the green foliage will return to the Treasure Valley unless we have a temperate winter. Typically, by March we are looking for the tiny green shoots to pop through the winter’s leftovers.

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Here a few photos from a puppy adventure. They should brighten our day and warm our hearts. In light of all that is happening in the world, we need that!

This Week on the Blog

This week (again) had so many great posts. If you missed them or want to revisit the posts, here are the links.

Sunday— November 8 — Weimaraner and Dangerous Bloat

Monday — November 9 — Kula, Cover Boy

Tuesday — November 10 — Weims in a Tree

Wednesday — November 11 — Pile on the Blankets

Thursday  — November 12 — Simian is a Good Traveler

Friday  — November 13 — Do Not Despise Small Beggings

On a very personal note

This week brought more swelling in Shela’s left arm and upper body. After a visit with Jane at Willow Tree we came away with new instructions–I have to eat a lot more protein. Of course, the protein cannot include growth hormones or chemicals with my weakened immune system. Right now, I have to super careful. It appears I make have a very high-protein diet for the rest of my life to help eliminate the extra fluid not handled by the lymphatic system. I did not realize how important it was to eat the volume of protein. I will let you know if this helps the issue. Who knew?

Despite several other demands, Cliff made excellent progress on the farmhouse remodel. The dog porch is coming together nicely. The small conservatory area is closed in, but a long way from being usable other than for storage. Storage is good.

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As Always

(Note–thank you to all of you who made sure I had enough material to make some fascinating and fun updates this week. I have exhausted the supply; however, several of you said you would send something along shortly. I have a few thoughts to work on as well. )

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. 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. There is no end in sight of our farmhouse remodel. We are doing it ourselves, and it is the installment plan–we are not borrowing to do this. We buy something and install it. Therefore, having the updates is even more appreciated than usual–it is always a blessing! DSC_0134edit

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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 November 14, 2015, in News, OwyheeStar and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I cross my paws that the high-proteine diet will work. I changed to more proteine 12 years ago and I still stick with this kind of diet.

    • I think I got tired of the sheer volume of protein and lax for a couple of days and things went sideways. I did not know the protein moved lymph fluid. Hmmmm

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