Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~ Winter Beauty
The Treasure Valley is known for spectacular sunrise and sunsets. Here is one I captured on the iPhone this week. We had snow flurries, but nothing much stuck mixed in with unseasonably warm weather. That also has left muck and mud everywhere around the farm. And, right now, we are fortunate that our ground is sandy. It will dry up before some places nearby.
We see the deer nearly every day–and we enjoy them so much. What we didn’t enjoy was that Stackhouse rolled in the deer exhaust. Some of you understand this all too well.
The last of Atti’s pups leave today. We are traveling to meet folks in Burns, OR. Meanwhile, Christina is holding down the home and tending to the Weimaraners. We cannot thank her enough.
Yesterday, we bathed the pups because doing it on an early cold winter morning doesn’t make sense. All in all, they handled the whole bath thing pretty well.
We hope to have Spring pups born, but we don’t know for sure, as we always say. Please check out our information on availability to learn more about our process.
This Week On the Blog…
We had a couple of tear-jerkers for the Thursday and Friday blogs. There are no adequate words to post or say that cover such a loss. Of course, we like the more upbeat stories–but the reality is, saying goodbye is part of making the journey.
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.
It helps when I get an email even if you send photos via another mode. I know you enjoy reading about other OwyheeStar pups–especially those related to yours.
For Your Review
Sunday— Jan. 10 — Sunday Photos
Monday–- Jan. 11 — Berkley
Tuesday – Jan. 12 — Opal
Wednesday — Jan. 13 — Ruger
Thursday –- Jan. 14 — Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds!
Friday — Jan. 15 — Greta
On a very personal note
Cliff and I are still freeze-drying food for our pantry. It is not a prepper-thing per se. We use these foods in our everyday cooking. For example, this cabbage will make it easy for me to make an egg roll bowl–something that fits my menu. Isn’t that cyclamen so beautiful? I trimmed twice as many spent blossoms as you see here on Thursday, and more buds keep emerging. It is ever so pleasant to have such a gorgeous plant that blooms almost every day of the year.
I mentioned that our washing machine repair didn’t go well. There is another thing wrong with the washer that didn’t show up until the electronics were replaced. So, now we wait for parts somewhere between one and two months. (OMG)
Cliff is working on the Jeeps, cleaning the shop, and preparing to dive into serious dog training. I am working on the old farmhouse –the same thing as I have been doing for what seems like forever. (Haha)