OwyheeStar Week Twenty-Four 2016
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
The heat was oppressive for early June. Temperatures rose and pressed high into the nineties. Some of the crops were stressed, and farmers are busy pouring the water to them. Hay prices are down. The Argus Observer (our local newspaper) reports that production cost may exceed market value. Our place is planted to hay.
After what seemed like an eternity, some people began their journey with an OwyheeStar Weimaraner puppy. We call the experience life-changing. Jan has been on the list for quite some time; however, the timing was perfect for her. Juniper joins her family and begins the starstruck walk alongside the infamous Willow. It remains to be seen what she becomes, but she is off to a great start.
The week ahead will bring more news from the recent departure. We are happy to report that people are doing well. It begins with the right attitude and choices by the human element. You make the difference. We cannot emphasize enough that getting off to a good start is vital. Maverick made his way to California. Another littermate (who traveled north) found his arrival celebrated as well. Apollo will make his home with a longtime Weimaraner family who lives in North Eastern Washington near the Canadian border. Maverick and Apollo will most likely not cross paths again. A few of the littermates residing in Western Washington and Oregon may meet again.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you review or visit them today! We began the week featuring Piper. The girl with the undocked tail. She has been making a splash on Facebook. You might have noticed her having fun. The number of posts rivals those made by Jan. Kiley has posted on the lovely Henry. About half of those getting a puppy from this litter prefer to avoid Facebook. News from them will need to come via email. We have had some shorter notes and photos. Regardless, it ‘s nice to know everyone is off to a good start.
OwyheeStar blog. It is the only daily blog. There is a somewhat different blog located on our Primary Website–www.OwyheeStar.com. We are doing a once a month product review for www.Chewy.com. Our product for May found favor with Dusty–click here to read more about the Bayou Biscuits.
On a very personal note
We have been busy with pups this spring. It is both exciting and exhausting. I have been discussing the Weimaraner on this blog. We have spoken about the challenges to raise the pup to be a well-balanced adult. We all sighed learning about the 4.5-year old male that the folks no longer want because he didn’t learn how to stay alone. All this takes a toll on us. Not a complaint–just a fact.
We have the house and farm calling for attention. With house remodeling, the front and sides of our home had changes that left things boarded, but the siding has not been replaced. We want to use the original shake siding. It is old (like us) and a bit brittle. Nonetheless, we want to retain the original everywhere possible. A kid from Detroit stopped by trying to sell us cleaning products. He said he wasn’t sure the house was occupied, but I am thinking to myself that we have vehicles parked in plain sight. We need to get the entry finished inside and out. All these things require time, money, and energy. I think we are short on all three. (LOL) Nonetheless, we hope to get this done soon.
All the while, we must be sure to take fairly decent care of ourselves. The pressure to meet demands–real and imagined is very real. Some of these are things important to us. Others just need to be done for aesthetics or to make life easier.
(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!
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