Hello From OwyheeStar
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
September 19, 2020
Temperatures have dropped, some places more than others. Overall the Treasure Valley has remained well above freezing, with 80ish type temperatures. We are still watering our alfalfa and expect a fourth cutting.
The fires continue to burn west and north of us–and the smoke settles in the valley as per usual when fires are burning. Even California shares their smoke with us–but even so, the air quality has never gotten as bad as it was recently in Western Oregon where it was globally the worst. (OMG)
Their eyes are open, and they are getting a lot more active. The Fluffies (or we ought to call them Longhairs) are clearly evident and easily distinguishable.
Not long ago these pups looked identical.
This Week On the Blog…
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.
Once again, we find our supply of blog material running low again. If you can help, send me a note. It would be greatly appreciated.
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— Sept. 6 — Puppy Faces
Monday–- Sept. 7 — Porsche
Tuesday – Sept. 8 — Miranda
Wednesday — Sept. 9 — Rocky
Thursday –- Sept. 10 — From Jan Magnuson
Friday — Sept. 11 — Murphy
On a very personal note
We have been busier than expected since that Freeze Dryer arrived. We are scrambling to save as much garden produce as possible. We also bought an enormous Hermiston Melon to cut up and freeze dry. A lot of people love watermelon and cantaloupe freeze-dried–it is a healthier candy-like sweet treat. I was surprised at how long it took to prep the watermelon. (OMG)
I also got the new pressure canner running–it is a small canner that does either four pints or quarts. So far–I have only done pints (a dozen last evening–pasta sauce with meat). Next, I plan on canning chili. At first, I was reluctant when I realized that the loads were small, but the cooling down process is quick by comparison. The pasta sauce pints take an hour to process, but even so, I could get a dozen pints completed between 4 and 9 PM. (Not bad at all.)
Cliff has been working on the trim and repairing his irrigation pump (again). He has another door nearly finished for the hallway coat closet. We have been living open ever since we moved in. (Haha) I will try to get photos next time. Otherwise, his CT scan came back clear–what a relief. My annual health visit wasn’t as stellar as I would like. I am being sent for additional testing–most of which is expected at my age. Not to worry–for the most part, we are talking about follow up testing to ensure I am clear of cancer.