2017 45th Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~November 18, 2017
The week rolled by in quick order. We were caught doing all the typical OwyheeStar things. The more temperate weather (above freezing) is welcome. It allows us to use the hose for cleanup. That is much easier in many situations.
Our winter wheat is planted thanks to Chris Payne. The haystack is gone as well.
Dixie’s whelp was the big event of the week. She had a projected due date of November 14th–Tuesday. She kept her appointment with destiny but only by a bit. The first pup arrives at 11:09 PM. You can guess what we did early Wednesday morning. The cuteness helps overcome the exhaustion associated with the lack of sleep.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts. Special thanks to our contributing OwyheeStar Weim parents.
Sunday— November 5 — Service Dog (Porche)
Monday — November 6 — Lap Dog (Ari)
Tuesday — November 7 — Blast From the Past
Wednesday — November 8 — Lucy and Toby
Thursday — November 9 — The Question
Friday — November 10 — Gobble Gobble
On a very personal note
I counted fifty blossoms and buds–surely I missed some in the count. Eleanor, you sure picked a great gift. This cyclamen has produced thousands of blooms since June 2012 despite the abuse suffered. The extreme cold has not taken the last outdoor blooms either. It was 26 degrees when I got up. The temperature has risen, but when I checked out front, these little gems continue to soak up the sunshine. Lesson learned–despite harsh and unkind circumstances we sometimes survive and maybe even thrive. It is a good lesson. I take hope in it.
The rainbow also brings a message in the sky. God’s promise. We must not forget that despite the trend to disregard it. The beautiful sky looking from the valley to the mountains lifts our spirit too. In many ways, the week was quiet except for the arrival of Dixie’s babies. Cliff is at work in the old farmhouse carport. It was probably constructed sometime around 1957 or 1958. There was no such thing as pressure-treated wood. Cliff’s father was by no means a carpenter sort, but he did a great job on this structure. Nonetheless, Cliff is replacing wood at the foundation and doing as much straightening as possible. Our home is smaller than the previous one. Thus, we need this area for the Weimaraners. Once the work is completed, it will help us a great deal. Regardless, there will still be fencing and pasture to finish to make it fully functional. Honestly, there is no end. We are focusing on the most important things and doing what we can.
The dental and medical are a part of our lives. Cliff is supposed to go back to the doctor about his hand. They are researching what options are covered by our Medicare and supplemental insurance. He is slated for a full dental exam the first week of December–it will be great to have a follow-up visit too. We will celebrate Thanksgiving with family at Ashley’s home on the hill. We so look forward to this time together.