Hello From OwyheeStar
~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners
November 7, 2020
Halloween is in the books–it paled in comparison to most spooky autumn events. But everyone made an effort–we had no one come for a treat this year–not even the Great Grandkids.
Christmas is in the air–Thanksgiving on the horizon. Growing up, I was never allowed to whisper or think about Christmas until Thanksgiving was over. In 2020, people’s trees are going up earlier than ever. Understandably, folks are looking for all this holiday brings–the message of hope and God’s love, for one. The joy and the miracle and wonder of it all. We need this life-message to touch hearts as much today as ever.
Flynn leaves to join his family today. We are traveling to La Grande to meet his family. They are ever so excited. We hope they got some rest, as the round trip is going to be at least 12 hours. They have to stop and rest (traveling with young family members in the car requires more potty breaks and other trip necessities.)
They are going to love this boy–you know it. We have Juniper’s pups to keep us ever so busy–they depart after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Cliff is busy training a couple of Weimaraners for the November NAVHDA event. We hope he can make an excellent showing–time will tell.
This Week On the Blog…
We shared information about vaccine reactions — just reading about it can be overwhelming. Writing it so that it is easy to understand is equally challenging. We have another segment to add regarding the Vaccine Titer–the process and how to look for the less expensive version of the test. Our Vet, Dr. John Calhoun at the Idaho Veterinary Hospital, has been using this test for more than a year. We heard about this test from a European Weimaraner person–and passed the information along. We were so happy when he agreed to give this a trial run. It has been such a help to other local OwyheeStar clients and us.
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). We are always in need of OwyheeStar stories to share.
Sunday— Nov. 1 — Faces At Three Weeks
Monday–- Nov. 2 — As Your Pup Begins Their Life
Tuesday – Nov. 3 — Cautionary Tale
Wednesday — Nov. 4 — Enzo
Thursday –- Nov. 5 — No Costume For Me
Friday — Nov. 6 — Mando
On a very personal note
We collected another family member this week–well, you know how we love Jeeps. Cliff found a 1960 Jeep that was well kept and running. Of course, we made quick work of checking it and got it home the next day. We call her ‘Betty’, and she is for Cliff to use in and around the farm. Yes, we still have the Gator, but it is heading to the repair shop for some fine-tuning. That is, as soon as Cliff brings home the 4-wheeler, which has been there for weeks. The parts situation is ever so slow.
Speaking of repairs–I am still waiting for the washing machine repair person (which was promised some time ago). At least we have two washing machines–it would not be good if we didn’t. There is a reason for the two machines–they are often going at the same time. The Weimaraner bedding takes its toll on our washers. Weirdly, it is our new washer that coughed and died.
The tomatoes finally got cleared out. There is a bit more work needed in the garden. Hopefully, we can get it cleaned better before winter-proper sets in, and we are stuck with the idea of facing it come spring. The greenhouse needs to be cleaned–I am working on it in bits and pieces. The wasps have decided to move in now that the temperature dropped dramatically. I need to bug bomb –the other day, I was moving something, and I came close to being stung. Wasps are not our friends. But before bug bomb, I want to get the banana squash out of there–I counted ten large stacked on the bench. (OMG) I brought in two and weighed the larger of the two. It tipped the scales at 23-plus pounds. I suspect it will take me all week to bake, cut, and freeze the squash.
Cliff is always repairing something –beyond the Jeep, he is now improving (new seats, a battery, and replacing the key components), our filtered water developed a leak. So, that is a must-fix situation. We are using water from the refrigerator for our coffee. Last week the Weimar group I care for decided to dismantle the outdoor waterer–it is plumbed to the filtered house water. So, Cliff had to get some parts and fix that situation once again. It is always something. I am ever so blessed he can do these things.
And, if you ever wondered, the cyclamen is still blooming. Isn’t it amazing?!?