OwyheeStar Week Sixteen 2016
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
Spring and Winter continue to dance the tango — a little summer-like weather and then reports of snow. Rain and colder weather have magically appeared. If anything, the weather is fickle and unpredictable. With all the modern technology we can see the radar map across our computer, but in a blink of an eye, change can knock on our door. The unknowns keeps life interesting. Farmers monitor the weather more closely than those planning a camping trip.
From our kitchen side dining table, we can watch the hay grow. That speaks volumes about us, doesn’t it? It is like watching a pot of water boil. We also watch birds–the other day we spent our lunch monitoring three turkeys who enjoyed navigating the alfalfa. Maybe they were eating bugs. We don’t know. We also enjoy the morning sun and the sunrise. It is a bit more difficult to see the sunset; however, mornings are so much more enjoyable.
This Week on the Blog
The week got off to a great start with the lovely Willow. Is there anything she cannot do? Yes, she has gotten into a bit of Weim trouble on occasion. Who is counting Weim crimes? Apparently, we count a few at OwyheeStar and Willow was followed (on the blog) with the notorious Stackhouse Weim Crime. His munching of the bedside (freshly painted cabinet) made our news–and it was celebrated by our Weim fanciers. Yesterday’s blog mentioned Stackhouse specifically–there are many other Weims, who have committed crimes. Sometimes, to their parent’s chagrin the target is something of value–not the TP. We are happy that Miss Jorga is making hearts happy. Happiness (via the Weimaraner) is a special kind of medicine.
On a very personal note
We celebrated one week in the farmhouse yesterday. We love it despite the less than perfect situation–no kitchen sink yet. We were waiting for someone else to come through for us. Favors require patience. Yesterday afternoon Cliff picked it. This morning he is installing it.
Photos are going up here and there. The first–Eleanor’s five originals that she created especially for us. You can see the three (in this photo) located at the front entrance. These warm our heart — it has been awhile since we were able to enjoy them because they have been packed away for several months.
On a practical level, Cliff got the reverse osmosis system installed yesterday. The filter (or more aptly treatment) is vital for our drinking water. He even was able to get the ice maker connected to the kitchen refrigerator. Gosh, I love having an ice maker. Remember the days of finding the ice cube trays empty on a hundred degree day–need cubes to cool ice tea? I do, oh so well. The used kitchen range we picked up on the cheap, works perfectly. I love it. Beyond that, Cliff got the washer and dryer set up. I now have a stacker and the full-size set too. They also are stacked to save space. During the whelp, I used my mother’s old stacker, and it worked excellently to do the smaller quick loads we needed for keeping up with the process.
(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 immensely 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!