OwyheeStar Week Four 2016

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon


The Treasure Valley is expecting weather other than the spring-type we have been enjoying. If the prediction is right, it is only slightly colder, but moisture is on the way. We have had a record-setting winter for moisture. That could mean a lot more mud. We were hoping the frost would go out and the excess water sitting on top would seep away. All in good time, I suppose. 

Box Garden 2.23.2016To stave away cabin fever I have a little experiment going. I am not sure Cliff or the Weims are impressed. It is a small box garden. I think it is impressive. Of course, it may yield nothing. I wanted to see if I could grow a few vegetables for the table. The large plant is a bush zucchini. The other plants include bush peapods, green onions, and peppers. I only planted half the box. If this takes off, I am ready to plant a second one with spinach. What could be better than trimming off fresh spinach for a salad in the winter? I also have some patio tomatoes in the works. Poor Cliff. He is watching me make more work for us. These boxes will weigh quite a bit–we have the move coming yet this spring.

4_Sadie X Stackhouse.WK5-1Most of you would prefer a puppy photo to seeing a winter garden. Here a the picture of the little Gray Longhair Female. Click Here to see the weekly update. This girl’s expression says it all. You want me to put my feet on the ball, and then you blind with the flash. I do this because?? OK, I do this to get on with what I am doing. “Woof!”

The pups are five weeks. We hope you agree they are beyond cute.

This Week on the Blog

This morning we received a note from Daniel. Here is what he had to say regarding Wednesday’s blog:
First, I applaud you on a great article. Although manufacturers have agreed to voluntarily add a bittering agent to antifreeze. Unfortunately, this only includes antifreeze being sold for retail and does not include antifreeze used by auto manufacturers and other applications, such as garages dealerships, fleets, large, wholesale containers ext.

Just when we were running out of blog material a couple of you sent us wonderful updates. Thank you! We are deeply appreciative of the videos, photos, and news that allow us to have something to share on the blog.

Here are those links from this week’s blog posts:

Sunday—January 17 — Lucy

Monday — January 18 — Where’s Dad?

Tuesday — January 19 — Cabin Fever Greens

Wednesday — January 20 — Tongue-Licking

Thursday  — January 21 — Not For All

Friday  — January 22 — OwyheeStar’s Succeeding with the Weimaraner.3

On a very personal note

We talked about the recent loss of classmates (Rosemary and Mike) last Saturday. Yesterday, we received news that Cliff’s cousin passed on–we don’t know the details. We have not seen her in years; nonetheless, she was always gracious and a favorite.

The farmhouse remodel seems to be unending. Cliff is making progress, but it is amazing what it requires to make the slightest dent. If he had nothing else calling his attention it would make the project easier. The interruptions are those that are vital — the Weims for example. They require what they need every day. Cliff works between the must-do, and though exhausted he stays on the task. What a guy!

As Always

(Note–thank you to all of you who continue to send us updates. There is a lot to be learned from other Weimlovers; it puts a smile on our faces too!)

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 greatly appreciated than usual–it is always a blessing! 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 January 23, 2016, in Companion Weimaraner, Information and Education, News, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar News, OwyheeStar Weim, Owyheestar Weimaraner, OwyheeStar Weimaraner Puppy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Oh there is nothing better than some fresh spinach or some fresh herbs for a salad. I failed with raising winter- herbs in my kitchen, I have black thumbs on that front. I’m glad it is possible to work on your new home while raising this fabulous pups :o)

  2. I think your Blog readers should throw you a huge housewarming party when the farm house is finished!

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