Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~ Winter Beauty and the promised of Spring
Treasure Valley weather has been extraordinary, yet we still have the expected winterish sort at times–with a little snow, rain, and cold wind. But the temperatures are unseasonably warm for the most part. It seems as though things will be greening up sooner than usual in the high desert areas of far Eastern Oregon.
Over at Malheur Nursery, they have seedlings growing–so, it won’t be long, and we will back working in the garden, mowing lawns, and enjoy flowers. Their nursery is only a couple of miles at most from our house. I like to drop in there when they are open–I always buy a few plants. We want to support the local small businesses whenever possible.
We are waiting to see what will be born this Spring–we mated Hope. And her name fits the situation–we are hoping she will produce her first litter. Not long ago, she and Martee both earned a North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) Prize–despite overwhelming circumstances.
People are asking us to predict what will be born–goodness, if only it were possible. We wait breath-abated as everyone else.
This Week On the Blog…
I am always looking for new information to share regarding the OwyheeStar offspring..
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 — Tiga and Lotte
Tuesday – Jan. 12 — Waylon
Wednesday — Jan. 13 — Our Lily
Thursday –- Jan. 14 — Contemplating Another
Friday — Jan. 15 — Puppy Talk
On a very personal note
We continue to Freeze-dry various items–this week it has been buttermilk and some various protein items. We inserted five trays of milk last night. We are learning how to use the freeze-dried food incorporating them into our every day meal plan. I have prepared the Kameshige corn we freeze-dried twice–and Cliff could not believe it was freeze-dried–it tasted pretty close to fresh off the cob. I have used the corn in soups before, but this is the first week I prepared it as a side dish for him.
Cliff is trying to take care of some of his various medical and dental needs–we have set an eye appointment, and I need to set something up with the dermatologist and the hand specialist. He met with the Oncologist after having a blood draw this week. They adjusted his medication. We called for a dental check because a tooth was bothering him — he got in yesterday at 8:15 AM.
My focus is on the farmhouse organization. As I keep saying, we are purging the stuff we don’t need. Cliff thinks he will get to work on our master bath again–he has to cut some tile before installing a door and trim. I am not sure precisely the plan–I let him do it. I have other things to fuss over. (Haha) And wrapping my mind around this type of thing is not my forte. (OMG)
There is little else to report. I mentioned detailed information regarding my biological family in my daily ditty–so, I won’t repeat that here. I am working on my family tree–the one that includes the birth family. Once I get them entered, I will go back and put in the parents as I knew them–the ones who rescued and adopted me. I want to get this as accurate as possible to leave for the family should anyone become interested–you know, the grandkids, and such. Honestly, this family tree building thing is nothing short of an arduous task–there are so many twists and turns. Ancestry has a lot of inaccurate information–so, it is essential to proceed with caution and check facts. (Having said that,) Ancestry has some pretty remarkable documents–including birth certificates, marriage certificates, and such. There are photos –some from high school, and others added by family. Let’s just say that is quick the journey and leave it at that.