GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~November 2, 2019
The weather continues to set the tone–bitter cold in many locations — snow making an appearance or threatening to turn the highways into sliding zones, etc. Today–however, I think we are avoiding snow, rain, hail, etc. Well–they say our valley air is stagnant, but we are looking at a Sunny 50+ degrees.
We have had some deer visiting us. Cliff tried to get a photo–the setting wasn’t ideal. Nonetheless, we had fun watching the three that ventured into the hay–eating a bit. Our salt block is almost gone–it needs to be replaced. We have not had the trail cams up for a while, but Cliff is discussing them.
Hope made a trip to Home Depot on Thursday. She did pretty well. As we came into the door, a made was wheeling out a flatbed filled with lumber–we made it right by him without incident. Typically, we like to start with the farm store (D and B Supply)–it is more conducive to a first visit, but we were heading to Home Depot. It had to be a quick trip–so we opted to take her along to with us.
Meanwhile) The folks on the Wait List are anxiously awaiting news. Hattee’s litter departure completed, they know we are approaching a whelp–none are more than the Longhair folks who are sitting on pins and needles–hoping we get what they want. We don’t have a clue. We are waiting breath-abated like usual. Until the pups arrive, we don’t have a clue–and even when this litter first arrives, we will be waiting for the DNA results.
This Week On the Blog…
I was running short on blog material (as you well know)–and the call brought in some good ones. Thank you! If you have a story that you will let me share–I need at least three sentences and a decent photo. I prefer to receive it via email. (FYI–we only use stories that feature the OwyheeStar Weimaraner).
As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too.
Sunday— October 27 — Bo’s Nose Work
Monday–-October 28— Under the Weather
Tuesday — October 29 — Lulu and Lyla
Wednesday — October 30 — Mesquite
Thursday –- October 31 — Baby ‘T’
Friday — November 1 — Change Happens (Moxie Blue)
On a very personal note
The highlight of our week was Halloween. That might not surprise you, but we don’t often see so many grandkids as this year. First, I dropped off our gift for Brad and Nick –Nick was home. I picked up a smile and a big hug. It was the Ontario Tigers with the bag of goodies I had dropped off.
Then I headed home where it was time to get the homemade pizza going –Christina and Jacob came over for dinner. Before they arrived, Ashley and the two Great-granddaughters arrived. Oh, there was the usual excitement in the air. It was so much fun to see them. Oh–and look at Ashley’s makeup. It is extraordinary, don’t you agree?
Cliff got the old John Deere running–he has been working on smoothing our walking path–and I don’t know what else. It is amazing to get it running again–it has been dependable for a lot of years. We don’t use it a lot now–it is mostly the smaller, newer Massey Ferguson that sees the bulk of the work, but if we need to move a lot of earth that John Deere still works.
Well, I am back working at the Art Department–seeing what I can make. I have made several pieces on the wheel, but I think I favor the hand-building. I like the usual and free-flow process. The basketball is painted with underglaze. I am not sure how it will turn out once it is fired–here’s to hoping the color is nice.
Cliff and I had an eye check–my results were happy ones, Cliff not so much. We both need new glasses, but mostly I need them because mine are so old and the lens scratched. Cliff has a prescription change–and he is starting to develop cataracts. We are a ways off from having to do anything, but no one wants to learn that they are aging and have to face the expected. (OMG) I had my annual checkup too–there is follow up lab work–but the exam went well overall. My health continues to improve–Dr. Smith is pleased.