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~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

April 4, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

The first week of April has made a statement–someone else said tornados, earthquakes, snow, COVID-19–and a few other things. Most certainly early 2020 will be remembered–no school, social distancing, and the loss of life.

Meanwhile, the local farmers are busy raising crops. The kids are home from school–excellent, and they are here just when an extra hand around the farm could be used. Typically, farmer’s kids don’t mind helping. Cliff grew up working on this farm.

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We are busy with Spring puppies. The three Cliff’s sanctuary saw us and pups quite a few times this week. The trees and bushes are budding out.

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— March 29 — Needy

Monday–-March 30— Baby’s First Week

Tuesday – March 31 — Lucee Relocates

Wednesday April 1 — Social Distancing

Thursday –- April 2 — Taking Shelter

Friday — April 3 — Social Distancing Sucks

On a very personal note

We are doing what we can to limit the chance of exposure–staying home when possible. I purchased the groceries at Albertsons and Walmart with their online ordering and picked them up park-and drive-style. It was surprisingly simple. I did all the things to keep us safe–leaving some in the car, and bringing in others to our utility sink and cleaning them before putting them away.

Cliff has been doing a lot of tractor work–just like I reported last Saturday. Farmers have been social distancing forever–haha. Well, you know they call it farming.

We have not been making meals to help Ashley–their household has had the COVID-19. Her husband is no longer on quarantine. The business is getting back to work, but her and the little ones are still quarantined. She says they are doing fine–the kids have no symptoms. I don’t know when we will see them again–this virus is a crazy thing.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

March 28, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

COVID-19 is still the focus–staying close to home, or at home, for the most part, is the best way to prevent being exposed. Of course, it is still tricky because we do have to eat, and we need supplies. Therefore, there is some risk–no matter what.

Meanwhile, farmers are busy–out in the fresh air. There is the work of raising crops, and the livestock, too. Sunshine is good for the soul and provides vitamin D.

I just read where Vitamin D from sensible sun exposure appears essential in preventing 16 different types of cancer. In fact, optimizing your vitamin D with sun exposure may cut your risk of dying from all causes in half.

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We are busy with the Spring Pups, but also with inquiries. People have more time to think about a puppy. Then too, people are looking at this as an opportunity to add a fur family now. That is great as long as they don’t end up castoff after this storm passes.

Cliff and Jacob (Christina’s brother) have been busy building some fences in the outdoor puppy yards. The work never seems to end–even when we do not have pups. Then too, Cliff raises the Bob White quail–he got his first egg yesterday. So, he will be collecting eggs to get going in his incubator.

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— March 22 — In Our Arms for a Moment

Monday–-March 23— Dutch

Tuesday – March 24 — Nixon

Wednesday March 25 — You Might Have Heard

Thursday –- March 26 — Social Distancing

Friday — March 27 — Layna

On a very personal note

We are doing well –staying close to the home, except when we have something we must do outside the house. Unfortunately, we are going to need some groceries. It is a thing. I need to plan very carefully so that we don’t need to go into the store for another couple of weeks–just what we need to make it through.

Cliff has been doing a lot of tractor work. He finally got the John Deere running again–new batteries did the trick. Thankfully, they were under warranty. (Hurrah)

Due to the COVID-19 thing, we have not been able to help Ashley with meals –she doesn’t want to have any contact with us–even inadvertently with proper social distancing. It is a good plan as her family has become infected. So far, no one has come down sick except for Nick (Ashley’s husband), but it has meant closing their business–which is economically difficult, as you might guess.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

March 21, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

COVID-19 is in the Treasure Valley. There are several cases, but we continue to be optimistic. A few businesses are open, but a lot are closed–like restaurants. We could drive to Idaho, across the border, but can you imagine? I am sure people are dining there if the restaurants are open. Here in Ontario–it is the curbside or takeout type of thing. I sincerely hope people support our smaller independent restaurants.

Cliff and I are staying at the farmhouse as much as it is possible. We have supplies and food, but on occasion we pick up something we need from town. We will continue to do this as the need arises.

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We have been busy with the puppies and taking care of inquiries. It has been an interesting mix of activities–some were more enjoyable than others. (Haha) Meanwhile, Christina celebrated 23 candles yesterday–this is where I joke that I was 12 years old when I married Cliff. (OMG)

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— March 15 — From the Archives

Monday–-March 16— The Old Girl

Tuesday – March 17 — Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday March 18 — Bisbee News

Thursday –- March 19 — Its Been Awhile

Friday — March 20 — Luna

On a very personal note

Like everyone, I am out of school. No more pottery until the Fall term. I will focus on gardening–that will be more than enough to keep me occupied. Inside the farmhouse, my fern is thriving as well as the cyclamen.

Cliff is working on the puppy yards–we need some additional fencing. But more importantly, he bought us a new toilet, and this new set will include a bidet. All he has to do is to get it installed. I think that the lighted toilet seat is a plus.

Cliff is still trapping gophers–he is up to 19. That is excellent. Quite a few were pregnant–large bellies. That makes it even better to get them before they produce pups. He is also working on the old John Deere–it is taking an unplanned sabbatical. (OMG)

Ashley pulled in to see us for a moment on Thursday–well, she didn’t get out of the car. She came to pick up some Chicken Corn and Black Bean Chowder I made for them. I put it through the passenger window onto the seat. It was in a container, of course. (Haha) I heard back from them that they loved it a lot. We are glad to help out a bit.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

March 14, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

Well, it is happening in Ontario, too. The shelves are getting bare–or at least last time we were in a grocery, it was shocking. On Thursday, I went into a local canned food store and saw this on the shelf. Today, we heard it everywhere we went–people looking for toilet paper.

Cliff and I needed a few things, so we dropped into Waremart–they had a sign limiting each person to two packages of toilet paper–not to worry because there wasn’t any on the shelf. The sugar and most of the flour were gone–many of the other shelves were bare. The meat counter was losing the battle–everything wasn’t gone just yet, but choices were getting slimmer. Like everywhere, the hand sanitizer, disinfecting supplies, etc. have vanished.

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Keep Looking Up–This Puppy Knows What to Do.

Amid the panic, we focus on puppies. It is a lot of work–that is a given. It is also a joy. This season of fear will move on by, and life will get back to normal. Meanwhile, we will do what we do here.

This Week On the Blog…

I mentioned my supply of material for the blog –that folder disappeared. Some of you were kind enough to send along an update. We do so appreciate your effort.

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— March 8 — Gracie

Monday–-March 9— Kirby G is six

Tuesday – March 10 — Titus and Sawyer

Wednesday March 11 — Sophia and Azura

Thursday –- March 12 — The Honeymoon is Over

Friday — March 13 — When One isn’t Enough

On a very personal note

I’ve been working in the greenhouse on and off. Yesterday I planted some seeds–lettuce, green onions, tomatoes, and Hibiscus. Yes Cliff–I am trying to grow some for our garden. You know how much I love them.

Cliff found his antique gopher trap–and he has been keeping on top of the trapping. I think he got the one that dug in the garden, puppy yards, and even got in the greenhouse. That one had a death sentence if you know what I mean. (OMG)

We have been taking care of business just like always, but we even dined out –not yet in fear of exposure. We think it is essential to keep things like usual, while possible. There were a lot of cars in town–Home Depot was packed. Well, the groceries were everyone insanely busy.

We are still working on the master bath–when I say we, I mean Cliff. (Haha) We picked our base yesterday–pebbles.

The stones are flat and easier on the feet–but give the appearance of walking over a stone path. I am so excited about this choice. Our son, Rich, mentioned it–I am glad he did. He has such good taste.

I made Cliff some ugly brownie cookies and filled them icing–to make them a bit like an Oreo. He says they are good–I guess this might become a thing. I need to get a sugar-free recipe that tastes as good. (OMG) Guess I will call them Ugly Cookies from here forward.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

March 7, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

We watched Chris and his crew plant onions across the across the road this week. Despite the fact that there is a beautiful pivot on the property, the onions go in with drip irrigation. Our photo capture doesn’t do it justice. There were so many people involved–and the equipment was impressive.

Meanwhile, our hayfield is screaming for a drink. This winter left the ground parched–and without water it is going to flounder. I cannot wait until Cliff gets the water on it–seeing it green up is delightful.

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The Spring Pup scenario keeps us on our toes. We have a couple of Winter pups needing an ideal placement. So, we have been spotlighting them. That takes additional time and energy.

This Week On the Blog…

Well, my blog folder disappeared –I cannot seem to find it anywhere. So, if you gave me emailed information, I may have lost it. Well, if I posted it–then you know it wasn’t part of the loss. (Bummer) There is a bit of extra fun with Miles and Maizie getting us the birthday update. Thank you for doing that.

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— March 1 — Puppy Faces

Monday–-March 2— Tarmac

Tuesday – March 3 — At 8 (Miles)

Wednesday March 4 — More Tarmac

Thursday –- March 5 — Dazee

Friday — March 6 — Maizie

On a very personal note

Some notes suggest spring (other than the farming going on around us). For me, mostly, this happens inside the greenhouse. I am waiting for some planting supplies–looking forward to getting the process rolling.

Cliff has been busy with the typical clean up–getting rid of weeds. He has caught seven gophers. That is something. Those pesky critters are a menace. Sure, I believe in freedom–they are free to go elsewhere and not to destroy our lawn, the garden, and the hayfield. (OMG)

We saw Ashley and the kids on Thursday–on their way home from a grocery pickup. I had another meal ready for them–chowder. I hope they enjoyed it. Anyhow, if it helps them, it is fabulous.

I’ve found this week a struggle. I have a little bug–with bronchitis type symptoms. (Eke) I think I am getting better–we hope. Cliff seems to be a lot better–Hurrah!

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

February 29, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

Hello

We see tractors working– planting and field preparation is in progress. Of course, the winter wheat went in last fall. Our hayfield was harrowed–they got rid of weeds as well as some rough spots smoothed out.

The temperature has risen decisively–reaching into the 60s for a high. It is time to think of the gardens too. It won’t be long, and then we can indulge in homegrown veggies–grocery store choices pale in comparison. I did quite a bit of canning last year–not sure if I will, this year, or not.

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We are extremely busy with Spring Pups. Cliff is busy keeping things going. There is not much else to report–we do what we typically do. I have photos to get posted for Juniper’s Spring 2020 litter. I think they are adorable–I posted a single photo here. I love it when they stick their tongue out. (Haha)

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— February 23 — Oh Henry

Monday–-February 24— The Task Master

Tuesday – February 25 — Bella

Wednesday February 26 — Dazee Finds a Home

Thursday –- February 27 — 7 Steps to Success

Friday — February 28 — Sophia

On a very personal note

It was a busy week as weeks go–three nights of basketball (Monday-Wednesday) and Thursday evening with our small group. Well, it was excellent news (as you might have read), that the Ontario 8th Grade Team took the Snake River Valley Middle School Tournament Championship. It was a tough game–but they prevailed defeating Fruitland despite Fruitland’s home-court advantage. We were so very proud of the parents, grandparents, fans, and students who showed up to cheer on the Tigers.

Our home-group is small in size–we love being a part of the group. We have various study topics, but most importantly–it helps us stay connected with a group. So many of us in this group have faced health challenges–it is hard to think of anyone who has not seen either health or other significant life challenges. It is fabulous to have such a group of friends–to share one another’s burdens. We are not always able to stay connected with the group–but we make every effort to do so.

I dream of getting to the Portland area to meet some of the biological family in person. The logistics have to be navigated–just when I think I have things lined out, something derails my plan. (OMG) We will see what happens. We are still waiting on the results from Ancestry to see whether my oldest brother and I share the same father–that is what the pre-adoption paperwork indicated. That is most certainly no guarantee. Ancestry is slow and keeps informing my brother the results will be delayed. It is somewhat like watching water boil–challenging. (OMG)

Cliff and I have been preparing a meal every week to help Ashley–at least, we hope it is helpful. Ashley’s health is improving, but the new baby, along with the illness has been challenging–I feel as if I have used that word (challenging) a lot lately. (Haha) She doesn’t want to impose, but we feel as if this is something we can do for a few more weeks. We are happy to see that she is regaining her health–when she picked up the meal, we got to see the girls briefly. They want me to come to their house and visit. I need to add that to the list of things on the to-do list.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

February 22, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

Hello

We have seen a tractor or two pulled into a field. Farmers are thinking about gearing up–but it is a bit early. Bloomberg’s disparaging remarks about farmers are big news (albeit something he spoke about in the past). Farming was once the backbone of the American economy. American’s were the envy of the world–it seems we have forgotten their importance. People removed from the farm and with fewer ties to agriculture don’t value or understand the significance. In many cases, farmers and ranchers are being vilified –let’s be clear, there is nothing simple about making a living in this manner. Many factors are contributing to farmers going bankrupt–and let’s be clear, you have to be a shrewd business person to make it in agriculture in today’s economy.

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How about this sweet face?!?

We have been looking forward–Spring pups are always on the agenda. Usually, we have a lengthy Wait List for this time of year–many feel it is the ideal time to get a puppy. That being said, we have Spring pups born–these pups will be ready to go mid-April. So, it all begins for us again.

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— February 16 — Brynn

Monday–-February 17— Caught Redhanded

Tuesday – February 18 — Blue Sky

Wednesday February 19 — One Week

Thursday –- February 20 — It Was A Long Drive

Friday — February 21 — Success

On a very personal note

We were at basketball games a couple of times this week–Nick’s last two league games. They fought hard and got a one-point win against Parma. It felt good for everyone. The tournament starts this coming week–it is close, which is a huge plus for us. It is about a fifteen-minute drive to Fruitland, Idaho.

Cousin Wanda, who was aboard the quarantined Princess Cruise Ship is back on American soil (at TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.)–where she continues in quarantine. So far–she has always tested virus-free. (Hurrah!)

We have learned from our OwyheeStar clients that an Oregon woman and her husband were left behind–he doesn’t have the virus, but he refused to leave his wife behind who is infected. Her symptoms are mild, but once she tested positive, she had been taken to hospital quarantine–where she remains. They are very frustrated that they were left behind. Other Americans who were infected (14) were relocated to America. Let’s not forget to pray for these folks trapped in this situation. The Americans on American Soil are all the better for it–but it is still quarantine. We understand the necessity, but it doesn’t make it any easier for those caught in the situation.

Cliff and I are doing well–all things considered, I might even say remarkable. Cliff has been working on the master bath remodel–a little here and some there as time permits. I feel a little pulled thin–behind the curve, but that is not unusual. Things seem to come like an avalanche–everything at once–then I work from out under the situation. (Haha) Anyhow–that is my plan.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

February 15, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

Hello

The February weather has been somewhat as we would expect–toying with us. First, we get Spring-like weather, and then Mr. Winter comes along to spoil the fun. The prediction, however, is for an earlier spring. That sounds excellent to me. I cannot wait to see our hayfield greening up. I think it is a bit like watching water boil–it takes longer when you have your eye on it. (Haha)

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We are busy with the business of pups. We have a few late winter pups, but Spring pups are on the horizon. So, I am getting a lot of interest as well as applications. We have some people on the Wait List for that time frame, too. It is always the same question–who will have pups, and what will you have available. There is simply no way to guarantee who will have puppies or what we will have born. We cannot guess if the Mama will carry a litter to term and if she does how many pups we will get. Then too, we cannot predict the sex of the pups, nor in many instances, the coat color.

We had the opportunity to get Longhairs, and it seems the people on the Wait List are not ready. So, we are going to be very busy with the six gorgeous (lovely-temperamented) gray longhairs. If you remember Bart–they are from the same mating as he was (Atti X Stackhouse).

Oh–and the wagon happened. You probably remember the old wagon. It has given us years, but although we can still use it, it needed replaced. Cliff put together the new one and built the new sideboards.

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone noticed the post regarding vaccine. We hate to keep bringing up this topic, but it is a Weimaraner thing.

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— February 2 — Porsche

Monday–-February 3— Butt What?

Tuesday – February 4 — Henry

Wednesday February 5 — From A Tiny Basket

Thursday –- February 6 — Vaccine Crossroad

Friday — February 7 — Bob and Whiskey

On a very personal note

I hope to make another trip to meet more family in May–I will see how this works out. I want to meet several family members–but feel it is essential that I meet Aunt Lil (who is 92) as well as my older brother, Danny. Cousin Donna has graciously invited me (in many ways a total stranger) to stay with them in Portland. She also said she will tote me around–I feel very honored.

We have been doing a lot better health wise. (Hurrah!) Our main concern has been for family who had some challenges–first, our oldest granddaughter, Ashley, who gave birth to Jackson in early January. Then she got very ill and was hospitalized–she is struggling on so many levels. We are so very proud of how she is managing a very difficult situation. Thank goodness her mother in law is the type to step in and help with the kids. She has sister in laws who also make it their business to support her. Of course, she is the same for them when they are in need. Isn’t that how a family should work? I think so.

Cousin Wanda, who flew in to meet us in August is stuck on the Princess Cruise Ship quarantined with the Coronavirus outbreak. It has been quite the ordeal. We are following her news on Facebook and we have corresponded with messages, too. We hope this will come to end soon and she can get back home. We cannot imagine the confinement which must seem nearly endless–she is anything but a laze around type of person, too.

I just read that Americans are going to be released from the cruise ship, but they will face another 14-day quarantine once they reach American. Hopefully, it would be a better situation. I am sure they are ready to get off that ship.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

February 08, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017

Hello

The January weather seemed to morph into spring-like temperatures. But as is the way with the weather, we then had big snowstorms in early February. This time it wasn’t blizzard conditions. But all the melting and rain has brought flooding–even the Interstate trapped trucks. People are stranded without power and in precarious situations — our thoughts and prayers for all these Pacific Northwest folks.

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We are busy with pups, clients, and the typical OwyheeStar business. The backdrop to what you see online is always much the same–not any real downtime. That is the way it is when critters depend on their humans. (Haha)

We are raising pups for the future–here are the three selected. It will be two years before they can be considered–first, they grow and develop. Then they pass screening and such. From left to right–‘Patti Cake’, ‘Birdie’, and then little ‘DeDe’. Meanwhile, we are hoping to rehome some of the retired females into excellent Golden Year Placements.

This Week On the Blog…

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone took the time to read Friday’s Blog–because it has invaluable information. If you have not yet read it, plus do.

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— February 2 — Knobby

Monday–-February 3— Bisbee

Tuesday – February 4 — No Blog Today

Wednesday February 5 — Opus

Thursday –- February 6 — Luna’s Favorite

Friday — February 7 — Hello World

On a very personal note

Cliff worked on the master bathroom tile–and he has quite a few other things planned. I am not sure of the timeline, but I believe he intends to continue working on the tile until it is mostly done.

Both grandsons played basketball this week–it wasn’t a stellar week. Not a single win–but Nick’s team got so close–but they let the game getaway. Numerous chances at the end to put the game away, but it didn’t happen. Instead, they lost by a disappointing single point.

Ashley, Cliff, and the family all want to thank everyone who has lifted her up in prayer.

She has taken seriously ill–a couple of bacterial/viral infections as well as Sepsis–it is very serious. And it isn’t very easy for her to have to be away from Jackson (the newest grandson) who arrived about three weeks ago. She misses her girls too–but being separated from her baby is heartbreaking and depressing.

As you may well be aware, I traveled to St. George, Utah, to meet one of my two sisters–Patti. We had a lovely couple of days together.

I hope to make another trip to meet more family in May–I will see how this works out. I want to meet several family members–but feel it is essential that I meet Aunt Lil (who is 92) as well as my older brother, Danny.

Hello From OwyheeStar

~Cliff, Shela, and the Weimaraners

February 01, 2020

Sunrise October 21 2017
Not Long ago Cliff and Jackson

Hello February–some say January drug on forever. I heard them talking about it, but for me, it flew by so quickly. We packed a lot of living in the month, so I don’t think we wasted our time or anything.

The greenhouse is calling–this year’s garden will be only Cliff and I. The gardening girls will not be coming–because little baby Jackson arrived and their lives are ever so busy.

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We have another litter of Longhairs–so if you are thinking about one–now would be a good time. This litter is a repeat mating that produced Bart (Atti X Stackhouse).

We have lists of things that need to be done–we need to update our chart as well as our record book. We are old-fashioned. We like some records on paper as well as a visible chart. Also, there have been inquiries and a plethora of email–it seems to keep me engaged with all things OwyheeStar.

This Week On the Blog…

Magical Lily

As always, thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–they make this all possible. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We hope everyone took the time to read Friday’s Blog–because it has invaluable information. If you have not yet read it, plus do.

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— January 26 — Out of the Hospital

Monday–-January 27— About Luna

Tuesday – January 28 — Tango

Wednesday January 29 — Sleeping With

Thursday –- January 30 —  Stone

Friday — January 31 — Lily’s Mom

On a very personal note

Cliff improves a bit every day. My situation started more than five years ago, but I keep improving each day–at a snail’s pace. Cliff is rebounding much more quickly–he is doing excellent. We stay busy with family and sometimes with friends. We don’t have many opportunities for the latter of the two–but we make every effort.

Both boy grandsons (Brad and Nick) are still playing basketball. Brad’s varsity season is about to come to a screeching halt. Nick’s season is just gearing up–we had two games this week, and there are a couple on the horizon. Brad’s team travels to MacHi next Saturday, and after that, I am not sure what is left. Will there be tournament games? I don’t know for sure.

I forced some tulips for January blooms. I am not so happy with the bulbs we got–flowers are smaller than expected, but the blooms are delightful anyhow. Of course, the ever-blooming Cyclamen that my friend Ellen gave me in 2012 makes me smile every day. I purchased a fern–and despite my best efforts it is smallish–I have come to realize this is some kind of miniature fern–I wanted a large Boston Fern. (OMG) It is cute but not quite what I imagined.

We happened to drop in a couple of stores recently–me, I went into Hobby Lobby. As I walked in, I was shocked at the Flamingos. They were everywhere I went. So, I am guessing it is the year of the Flamingo. (Haha) I also got my hair trimmed–at the Boots to Roots Salon in Vale, Oregon. Becki is the best–the country salon offers top quality service with a personal touch you cannot get in most salons. There is no way to put into words what it means to me and others.

Waiting for the Kiln

I am back at the Ceramics –making a few things. Not quite as many as I would like–but something is better than nothing. (OMG) Vicki picked up some clay she thought would be the right choice for me–where I am doing both hand-building and working on the wheel. I am the only one with pink clay–no, it is not terra cotta if you wondered. I laughed because I feel as if I need to be extra careful with clean up. Any smidgen can be traced back to me–but I am already that way, so it is not a big deal.