OwyheeStar Week Twenty-Seven 2016
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
We found ourselves waving goodbye to June and saying hello to July. The summer heat we expect in July and August arrived early. The triple-digit temperatures make it hard to keep everyone cool and hydrated. Nevertheless, the Treasure Valley Crops are loving this weather. As long as they see adequate water, they thrive. On occasion, you spot a field that is stressed — the plants bending over in the heat of the day.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you review or visit them today! The topics this week included those water-related, follow up on two Weimaraner beginnings, and preparing for the inevitable firework situation.
Monday — June 27 — Rocky Start
Tuesday — June 28 — George Again
Wednesday — June 29 — Fire Works and Your Dog (reposting the Steve Snell blog)
Thursday — June 30 — New to the Water
Chewy.com provides us with a product to review for them every month. This month it is the Zuke’s Tiny Naturals. If you have taken home the OwyheeStar packet, inside you found a few tiny treats. These grain-free tidbits are popular at OwyheeStar. First off, remember that each treat is counted as part of the diet. If you have an adult Weimaraner, while you don’t want their backbone showing, you also do not want them overweight. That extra layer of fat can take one-five years off their life–a sobbering fact we wish to ignore. We have used these to get compliance with crate training and for rewards. We don’t rely heavily on treats but when we use them, it is almost without exception the tiny naturals.
On a very personal note
Our farmhouse remodel has come to a near standstill situation. Cliff installed the electric timer for our utility bath exhaust fan. It works like a charm. There are many things other than the house issues requiring his attention. For example-there is the irrigation, the weeds as well as keeping all our birds and Weims safe in the pressing heat.
Did you ever wonder if Cliff knew about tractors? He does. The outside work that has made our yard ugly involved the old John Deere and a big scraper. As you can see, we are living in a dustbowl. We had hoped to get a garage built before winter; however, it doesn’t appear to be a doable situation. There are a number of other pressing projects with a priority. For those situations we might use another piece of equipment. We have this smaller Massey Ferguson tractor. It is perfect for a lot of tasks. With all the changes going on at the farmhouse, there was the moving of the mailbox. Yup, we used the tractor. He also uses it is drill postholes. For some reason he likes it a lot more than the shovel. You do know I am joking, right? No one likes to use the shovel when a piece of equipment can do the job.
(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!
Posted on July 2, 2016, in Bringing home the Weimaraner, News, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar News, Weekly Newsreel and tagged Companion Weim, Companion Weimaraner, Oregon OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar Weimaraner, the Weimaraner. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.