Hello From OwyheeStar
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
February 29, 2020
We see tractors working– planting and field preparation is in progress. Of course, the winter wheat went in last fall. Our hayfield was harrowed–they got rid of weeds as well as some rough spots smoothed out.
The temperature has risen decisively–reaching into the 60s for a high. It is time to think of the gardens too. It won’t be long, and then we can indulge in homegrown veggies–grocery store choices pale in comparison. I did quite a bit of canning last year–not sure if I will, this year, or not.
We are extremely busy with Spring Pups. Cliff is busy keeping things going. There is not much else to report–we do what we typically do. I have photos to get posted for Juniper’s Spring 2020 litter. I think they are adorable–I posted a single photo here. I love it when they stick their tongue out. (Haha)
This Week On the Blog…
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. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.
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).
Sunday— February 23 — Oh Henry
Monday–-February 24— The Task Master
Tuesday – February 25 — Bella
Wednesday February 26 — Dazee Finds a Home
Thursday –- February 27 — 7 Steps to Success
Friday — February 28 — Sophia
On a very personal note
It was a busy week as weeks go–three nights of basketball (Monday-Wednesday) and Thursday evening with our small group. Well, it was excellent news (as you might have read), that the Ontario 8th Grade Team took the Snake River Valley Middle School Tournament Championship. It was a tough game–but they prevailed defeating Fruitland despite Fruitland’s home-court advantage. We were so very proud of the parents, grandparents, fans, and students who showed up to cheer on the Tigers.
Our home-group is small in size–we love being a part of the group. We have various study topics, but most importantly–it helps us stay connected with a group. So many of us in this group have faced health challenges–it is hard to think of anyone who has not seen either health or other significant life challenges. It is fabulous to have such a group of friends–to share one another’s burdens. We are not always able to stay connected with the group–but we make every effort to do so.
I dream of getting to the Portland area to meet some of the biological family in person. The logistics have to be navigated–just when I think I have things lined out, something derails my plan. (OMG) We will see what happens. We are still waiting on the results from Ancestry to see whether my oldest brother and I share the same father–that is what the pre-adoption paperwork indicated. That is most certainly no guarantee. Ancestry is slow and keeps informing my brother the results will be delayed. It is somewhat like watching water boil–challenging. (OMG)
Cliff and I have been preparing a meal every week to help Ashley–at least, we hope it is helpful. Ashley’s health is improving, but the new baby, along with the illness has been challenging–I feel as if I have used that word (challenging) a lot lately. (Haha) She doesn’t want to impose, but we feel as if this is something we can do for a few more weeks. We are happy to see that she is regaining her health–when she picked up the meal, we got to see the girls briefly. They want me to come to their house and visit. I need to add that to the list of things on the to-do list.