Hello From OwyheeStar
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
June 6, 2020
Ontario hosted a well attended peaceful Black Lives Matter event on Thursday. Our community is not home to many blacks–but we know something about diversity and acceptance. After World War II ended and the Japanese had to begin a new life –because they have been detained, many settled in this area. We have the highest per-capita percentage of Japanese in the Pacific Northwest.
There is also a high percentage of Hispanics. Many originally came to the area to work in the fields–later becoming year-round residents. Our culture is a carefully weaved cultural pattern that is unique–which I also think serves us well. I would be amiss not to mention the Basques who also chose the Treasure Valley to call home–more stories about cultural diversity and the impact on our area are showcased at the Four Rivers Cultural Center here in Ontario.
I have spoken before about the COVID-19 situation and how it is impacting us at OwyheeStar. We have not been able to make everyone happy that contact us–we have a canned reply that explains our current situation. The avalanche of inquiries continues–I am not sure how much longer it can go on, but recently we have gotten on average about five inquiries a day. That is more than a hundred for a month–honestly, it is closer to one-hundred-fifty.
This Week On the Blog…
As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. This week we find our supply of material running lower than it has for some time. Who can guess what might come in our inbox?
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— May 31 — Feeling Safe
Monday–- June 1 — Bayou
Tuesday – June 2— Shed Hunting
Wednesday — June 3 Liesl and Hank
Thursday –- June 4 — Greta (fifteen candles)
Friday — June 5 — Liesl and Hank
On a very personal note
Our garden was whipped in the wind last night after a scorching Friday afternoon heat. Fortunately, it was well watered, and I sincerely hope it more than survives this wind storm. Meanwhile, the cyclamen has never been happier–look at those blooms.
We went out to dinner again last evening. There are a few places open for dining in–but we went back to the same Mexican restaurant. Everything was fabulous, like always.
One other note of interest–Cliff is getting his quail and chukar eggs to hatch. So, he will have birds again this year. Well, he always has birds–but we are excited about this new hatch.