2017 15th Saturday Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~ April Showers and Whatnot
The week included plenty of those showers and a dose of sunshine here and there. It was what we would expect. Cliff has been busy training the Weims for the upcoming North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) Natural Ability Test. The date (first weekend of May) is fast approaching. There is never enough time to prepare–at least where he has so many other things calling him. He trimmed around the pond and filled it for the first time a few days ago. Since then it has been busy.
We have some new residents too! You might spot them above the pond. The two Mallards took flight as they heard me approach. It looks like they have claimed ownership, but defer to the Weims and us when they must.
We are very fortunate to have two local hunt clubs which both offer the opportunity to hunt test our Weimaraners. Recently, the schedule at OwyheeStar has kept Cliff from doing as much as he would like. Anyhow, he is a member of both the Versatile Hunting Dog Federation (VHDF) as well the International NAVHDA and the Treasure Valley NAVHDA Chapters.
Once a year there is a local AKC event where Cliff can take the Weimaraners to earn the traditional Hunt Titles. Check out the above links to learn more about these organizations.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today! I welcome updates from any of our OwyheeStar clients. Thank you!
Sunday— April 16 — Looking Good (Happy Easter Fun)
Monday — April 17 — How We Spent Easter (Emma and Alice)
Tuesday — April 18 — When Dinner’s Late (Ilsa)
Wednesday — April 19 — Growing (Dharma)
Thursday — April 20 — Goldee (Celebrates her Birthday)
Friday — April 21 — Henry (At One– age-appropriate exercise)
On a very personal note
Cliff has found himself pulled toward the farm’s needs. Spring uncovers the necessary. Unfortunately, there is not enough time and energy to get everything done. The gopher population is expanding, and he had caught a few–there is all too many. In between everything, he managed to cut tile and drop it in place. Soon he will get it installed. We needed to complete it a section at a time. This process means something that might have been a weekend project stays with us for a month or longer. It takes us as long as it takes.
There are cabinets to revamp, wall tile on the north wall and around the entry as well as the north section of the floor to complete. He also has the utility backsplash tile cut and set around the sink. Little by little it is taking shape.
My health is slowly improving. I am happy that there is an improvement. Call me silly, but the acupuncture seems to be helping more than anything else–beyond time. I am taking up a few of my old duties to alleviate Cliff’s workload. It is a smallish effort. I am sure he appreciates anything as long as it is not counterproductive.