2018 Weekly Synopsis

 Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

At OwyheeStarJeep & Weim Trailer NAVHDA Spring Training 2018-12

Grandpa is off to train with Winnie and Cypress. He and a few North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) guys are meeting near New Plymouth, Idaho to prepare for the Spring Hunt Test. Even the NAVHDA Natural Ability test requires a lot of preparation. Cliff has been working on the entry forms and other associated paperwork needed so he can participate. Timing is vital. The Weimaraner must be no older than 16 months. This window of opportunity makes it tough–tests happen twice a year locally. There are only so many slots to be had–if you don’t get one reserved it is likely the pup will age–out without a test. We cannot travel to Western Oregon or Western Washington like others might do. We get guys from that area coming here to get into our tests. On the other side of the US where states are close together, it is feasible to schedule three or more hunt tests so you can be sure to get your best shot at capturing the NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize.

This Week on the Blog

We hope you enjoyed this week’s posts. Maybe you liked them enough to read them a second time. I think they speak to our heart in ways we cannot imagine. We see our Weim through another’s experience. We gain insights and possibly avoid issues. At least we identify with other’s struggles and their triumphs. Thanks for helping us and sharing with the OwyheeStar Community.

Sunday—March 18 — Gracie
Monday — March 19 — Biking (with Berkley)

Tuesday — March 20 — At Six (Dodger)

Wednesday — March 21 — Marie’s (Pushkin)

Thursday – March 22 — Mark and Robin (Nutz)

Friday — March 23 — In The News (the United Airline Debacle)

On a very personal noteStrawberries & Horseradish_0421

Gopher_0405It is Spring on a small rural piece of property. There is a lot to get done. I won’t bore you with the entire list of must-do items. To many, it would not make sense anyhow. Rural life is hard to understand unless you lived it. Maybe you saw the pregnant gopher Cliff captured–he has caught two such giants with the enormous round tummy. (OMG)

Otherwise, I am working every day in the greenhouse. I open and close it morning and night. Things are starting to cook you might say. I am sad to realize that a lot of what needs to be done is going to require Cliff’s help. There is no way Ashley and I can haul up everything or build some of the more extensive raised beds. He has to get it fenced–we have the Weims ya know. They don’t respect the boxes or plants.

I think we have our health challenges traveling with us forward. Nonetheless, we are making the most of life. We find a way to improve and manage the situation. I think that is enough about that for the time being–when there is additional information, I will talk about it.

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Posted on March 24, 2018, in Dog Clubs, Hunt Info, Hunting Weims, NAVHDA, News, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar News, Raising Versatile Hunting Weims, Weekly Newsreel. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Can’t wait to hear how Cypress does! What method does Cliff use to catch the gophers? I hope you are feeling ok, feeling concerned, praying for you both. Busy time of year with all the happening on a farm, I feel the pressure as well. Life goes on and we must keep up with it!

    • It was all new to her. The experience today was to get her acquainted with the setting. She warmed up to the guys and dogs. She didn’t actually get on the field today. There was only time for Cliff to run one, so he worked Winnie.

      He has various kinds of traps. Some work better than others–but he thinks the big one was caught in a box trap. He says they are the easiest to set and use in some ways. I am asking him and then typing this–ha. I have never done the trapping myself. I am not anxious to learn either. If he cannot get them trapped he has used a road flare (light it off and put it down the hole and then close the hole) it works better than the gas bombs they sell at the farm store.

      Yes, it is insanely busy. We are still reeling with the move and the other things. As Cliff puts it when he looks around at what is still left to do it is overwhelming. Then he thinks of all we have done and is amazed. We may never get it all done in our lifetime. We love the house, but it is still pretty rough–little pieces are complete. It is enough to get by and then some. I am sure a city person would look at the farm and shake their head. A country person might look around and see all we need to do, but understand it doesn’t happen all that quickly.

      Thank you, for your prayers and concern. I continue to improve. Still–there are the spasms. They are fewer and I am so much better it is unbelievable. At one point, I wondered from ten minutes to the next if I could make it. The Lord willing I did. Cliff sees a Hematologist next month. We will see what they say about him. It is all in God’s hands. I think considering everything we are indeed blessed. I appreciate your concern and inquiry. Take care of yourselves.

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