Hello From OwyheeStar
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
August 1, 2020
The garden coming into its own a bit later than I had hoped. We have not seen much from our former Gardening Girls–so I am guessing they won’t be asking us for produce. I am sure they pick it up from friends here and there. Stopping by to see us weekly is going to be a lot.
Our hay got baled and added to the stack–75 bales. That was the second cutting for 2020–typically, we would be looking at a third cutting, but the first was very late. Even then, the rains made it difficult to get baled. This time we got a shower on the freshly cut hay, but it was dry very quickly. (Hurrah)
The Treasure Valley North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association group has canceled the summer training–COVID, etc. So, any training Cliff gets done will be here on the farm.
Otherwise, there are always things to be done with the puppies. Two are a good-sized armload for Christina. When we speak of things–photos, nail trimming, worming, and socialization come to mind.
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 low again. If you can help, send me a note.
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— July 26 — Puppy Faces
Monday–- July 27 — Weim Privilege Denied
Tuesday – July 28— Luna
Wednesday — July 29 — Enzo
Thursday –- July 30 — I was Confused
Friday — July 31 — Keeping Your Weim Safe in the Heat
On a very personal note
Bradley is still playing basketball–this weekend, it is right here in the Treasure Valley. He is playing with the best of the best–hurrah. He started last night’s game and excelled. Sadly, it was not live-streamed so that we could watch the game.
Cliff has been to the doctor again this week, too. Pneumonia has come back on him a third time. So, it is around round of antibiotics–each time a different one trying to get this under control. I sincerely hope this eradicates it. The good news is that it was only in one lobe of one lung–before it had been in both lungs.
I have ordered quite a few things recently–this box from Chewy was smashed, but fortunately, the expensive bottle of ear treatment came through untouched. Another box sits in the trash next to my desk equally damaged, but once again, nothing was hurt. It made me happy because who needs the trouble of making a claim?
We wear our masks when we must–social distance, etc. There are substantial COVID numbers for the county of Malheur. No one can speak precisely to why these numbers are so high, but we take every precaution. I love this mask that Nancy Garin made for me–I mean, if I must wear a mask, you understand. I don’t like it, and I have to be very careful about wearing one because my lungs suffer.
Our long time friend Ellen, who gave me the lovely cyclamen back in 2012, is going through a difficult time. Bob (her husband) has been hanging by a thread for quite some time. He has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and a list of other significant life-threatening diagnoses. He is hanging on–it is challenging for the both of them. We count our blessings and think of others who have it far worse.