OwyheeStar Week Forty-five 2016

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

fog-bankThe morning view is not as expected. I am trying to find a positive thought about being wrapped in a fog bank. (Ha ha) It won’t be a rare occurrence in the coming weeks, but it has been a while since this happened. It is the first time since we moved into the farmhouse. 

Against the Longhairs; Close Your Eyes

grandkids-playdate-hattee-x-stackhouse-6wk-bd-14Hattee’s Litter filled our week with fun. It also took all our attention to take care of business. Nevertheless, in the last ten days, we have had the litter interact with a baby, children, and young adults  (ranging in age from 9 -19). img_3521Ashley was here with our two great-granddaughters. Our youngest grandson (Nick) was here as well. What a blessing! The only real problem was Evangeline wanted to pick the puppies up and run around with them. Life is disappointing at times.

2-hattee-x-stackhouse-6wk-bd-7The trips to the sanctuary have been a blast. It is located on the southeast corner of the property. Hattee’s pups celebrated their six-week birthday. Of course, they got photos. The videos, the Discovery and Placement Test, and all that goes with the sixth week required intense focus and concerted follow through. That being said, having the grands and the great-grands visit was icing on the cake. Oh, and just for those that are so oppositional when it comes to the Longhair Weimaraner–I include this adorable traditional Gray Ghost photo for you. Yes, there were two smooth coats in this litter.

Other news for those who need to contact us. Please use our email as much as it is possible. (shela@owyheestar.com) (cliff@owyheestar.com). A lot of times people say they cannot reme1-hattee-x-stackhouse-6wk-bd-9mber Cliff’s email address, but it is simple; all you do is change the first name.

We no longer have a home phone. We use our cell phones–like so many of you. We needed to change our Internet provider. We live in the country (and city folk would not understand what a challenge it is for some rural folks to stay connected). We live at the end of the DSL line, and for the last several months our service was on and off all day long. Sometimes it was non-existent. Promises were made; but alas there is no way other than new fiber-optic lines and who knows what to cure the issue for us. Therefore, we changed service.

Direct inquiries to Shela. Send updates to her as well. For technical advice or problem-solving issues, write to Cliff. He handles training, health, and behavioral issues. Yes, things can happen. We do whatever is necessary and within our ability to ensure each pup’s future.

This Week on the Blog

14718741_10154241374138025_7340836497657250150_nHere are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today! Yesterday we featured Rupert wearing his Presidential Halloween Costume. It is easy to embrace his platform. Getting rid of this Daylight Savings nonsense heads his list of promises.  He wants more People Parks to keep us busy away from the new dog parks. New laws forcing humans who live with pets to limit their work hours. These folks would only work three days a week–no more than 30 hours a week. This plan would allow one day for their personal needs–to buy groceries, take care of salon needs, and all medical appointments. That leaves three days to spend with your fur family and the human kids. He has other plans as well that involve his kind being more engaged. Maybe they will have a say on jury trials–his dislike of a person may well be a better gauge than fickle emotions. Bahahaha

Sunday—October 30 — Sunshine

Monday —October 31 — Boo

Tuesday —November 1 — On the Lake

Wednesday —November 2 — Five Years

Thursday  —November 3 — At Six Months

Friday  —November 4 — Just What We Needed <– Rupert For Prez

On a very personal note

front-door_3385Cliff finished the waterline connections. (Hurrah) It was just in time. The cold weather would have been a problem for our hose connection. He is still in the process of back-filing. Once he has his waterers installed and the tractor work complete, he is going to install our pellet stove. We may be needing to use it.

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Hibiscus Tea

Our heat pump is very efficient and inexpensive. Nevertheless, at about 20 degrees we will need to supplement the heat. It will make a great deal of difference. The outside entrance has pumpkins (not shown here). It is basic. I hope one day to make this area more inviting but for now, it is what it is. Cliff has done a great job working with this old siding.

Hibiscus tea has become a thing. I drink 2-3 cups a day. For anyone suffering from Lymphedema, I might suggest you look into this enjoyable brew. I use Stevia to sweeten it because I want to keep the sugar to a minimum. Honey or any other preferred sweetener to your liking works. As you can see, the color is fabulous. The taste is not bad either.

Thanks to You

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. We can fill in a bit when necessary; however, we like to keep the integrity of your writing real. A couple of sentences can go a long way–sometimes it is enough. Those that have sent us updates know we are more than likely to post it word-for-word. 

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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