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GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~November 9, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

Farmers are still working–lately, we notice ash in the air. We also see some cornstalks being burned off rather than plowed into the ground. Fields are being bedded out in preparation for next Spring. There are the final details before putting the equipment up.

OMG

The stores have Christmas displays–other items are being relegated to storage or less high-traffic areas. I guess we can safely say it is the holiday season. Growing up, I was never to mention Christmas or decorating until after Thanksgiving. Then, my parents tried to put off the holiday as long as possible, but I was a very persistent little girl.

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Bettee delivered ten pups on Tuesday. She has bounced back nicely–us, not so much. Our backside is still dragging a bit. (Haha) The pups are gaining weight and apparently thriving. Go Bettee!

Meanwhile We expect traditional smooth coats, too. We are still holding our breath–it seems to be a typically OwyheeStar pastime. Meanwhile, there are the cute Longhairs.

This Week On the Blog…

I was running short on blog material (as per usual)–and you folks came through with some good ones. Thank you! Unfortunately, we received news of Bailey’s loss–lots of sadness, but what a life.

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. 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— November 3 — We Are Expecting

Monday–-November 4— Broken-Hearted

Tuesday — November 5 — Frida

Wednesday — November 6 — Campbell

Thursday –- November 7 —  Kennel Cough

Friday — November 8 — Edgar

On a very personal note

Cliff had a couple of medical appointments. The best news was that his anemia is in check. (Hurrah) Our daughter came over on Tuesday and the trip for the blood draw with him. So, that was fun. She also traveled to the Vet office to pick up Bubbles–after her spay.

My latest creation now wrapped in plastic and in the damp cupboard–drying slow.
This Grannie Plays in The Mud

I’ve been busy working on some pottery projects–I feel as if I am getting somewhere. I like the unique and different, rather than the run of the mill pieces. (Haha) I say most Grannies knit or crochet, but this one plays in the mud. (OMG) This piece was something I threw together on Friday afternoon. Charlotte helped me make the emblem–I think it speaks to my heart.

Cliff’s rock pile hasn’t moved. We are looking at it as we drive in and out of the driveway. (Haha) The haystack is much the same–sitting at the end of the field awaiting a truck to haul it off. We don’t have a clue when that will happen.

Go Nick!

Well, there is one other thing that catches our attention. Nick has Club Ball–and so we have two games this afternoon–Christina will be here to babysit.

Cliff and I look forward to watching the two grandsons play basketball–it is their sport of choice.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~November 2, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

The weather continues to set the tone–bitter cold in many locations — snow making an appearance or threatening to turn the highways into sliding zones, etc. Today–however, I think we are avoiding snow, rain, hail, etc. Well–they say our valley air is stagnant, but we are looking at a Sunny 50+ degrees.

We have had some deer visiting us. Cliff tried to get a photo–the setting wasn’t ideal. Nonetheless, we had fun watching the three that ventured into the hay–eating a bit. Our salt block is almost gone–it needs to be replaced. We have not had the trail cams up for a while, but Cliff is discussing them.

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Hope made a trip to Home Depot on Thursday. She did pretty well. As we came into the door, a made was wheeling out a flatbed filled with lumber–we made it right by him without incident. Typically, we like to start with the farm store (D and B Supply)–it is more conducive to a first visit, but we were heading to Home Depot. It had to be a quick trip–so we opted to take her along to with us.

Meanwhile) The folks on the Wait List are anxiously awaiting news. Hattee’s litter departure completed, they know we are approaching a whelp–none are more than the Longhair folks who are sitting on pins and needles–hoping we get what they want. We don’t have a clue. We are waiting breath-abated like usual. Until the pups arrive, we don’t have a clue–and even when this litter first arrives, we will be waiting for the DNA results.

This Week On the Blog…

I was running short on blog material (as you well know)–and the call brought in some good ones. Thank you! 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).

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.

Sunday— October 27 — Bo’s Nose Work

Monday–-October 28— Under the Weather

Tuesday — October 29 — Lulu and Lyla

Wednesday — October 30 — Mesquite

Thursday –- October 31 —  Baby ‘T’

Friday — November 1 — Change Happens (Moxie Blue)

On a very personal note

The highlight of our week was Halloween. That might not surprise you, but we don’t often see so many grandkids as this year. First, I dropped off our gift for Brad and Nick –Nick was home. I picked up a smile and a big hug. It was the Ontario Tigers with the bag of goodies I had dropped off.

Then I headed home where it was time to get the homemade pizza going –Christina and Jacob came over for dinner. Before they arrived, Ashley and the two Great-granddaughters arrived. Oh, there was the usual excitement in the air. It was so much fun to see them. Oh–and look at Ashley’s makeup. It is extraordinary, don’t you agree?

Cliff got the old John Deere running–he has been working on smoothing our walking path–and I don’t know what else. It is amazing to get it running again–it has been dependable for a lot of years. We don’t use it a lot now–it is mostly the smaller, newer Massey Ferguson that sees the bulk of the work, but if we need to move a lot of earth that John Deere still works.

Well, I am back working at the Art Department–seeing what I can make. I have made several pieces on the wheel, but I think I favor the hand-building. I like the usual and free-flow process. The basketball is painted with underglaze. I am not sure how it will turn out once it is fired–here’s to hoping the color is nice.

Cliff and I had an eye check–my results were happy ones, Cliff not so much. We both need new glasses, but mostly I need them because mine are so old and the lens scratched. Cliff has a prescription change–and he is starting to develop cataracts. We are a ways off from having to do anything, but no one wants to learn that they are aging and have to face the expected. (OMG) I had my annual checkup too–there is follow up lab work–but the exam went well overall. My health continues to improve–Dr. Smith is pleased.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~October 26, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

The weather has been mostly lovely except when it wasn’t. That is profound–don’t you agree? The harvest continues– primarily onions. We see small brush fires here and there–the autumn clean up around yards and farms.

We have things winterized, but we need to drain our cleanup hose every night. You cannot trust that the predicted low will be accurate. It may drop lower than expected. To forget to drain things would probably mean that our nozzle would break. We use the firehose type–it works great.

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The Hattee’s litter exit is in the works. The next couple of days are focused on that and not much else. It was up in the air whether the two would leave this evening or tomorrow–another one flies off tomorrow early. And Sunday we meet some folks in Pendleton with their girl. And Lyle is driving over to bring Mesquite so we can see her again. What a sweet gesture.

Martee had his wellness exam with Dr. John Calhoun. It all went well–makes us extra happy. Hope you enjoy these snapshots.

This Week On the Blog…

I was running short on blog material (as you well know)–and the call brought in some good ones. Thank you! 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).

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.

Sunday— October 20 — Crossed Paws

Monday–-October 14— Pushkin and Zula

Tuesday — October 15 — Sending Out Secrets Again

Wednesday — October 16 — Remy

Thursday –- October 17 —  Birthday’s Happen

Friday — October 18 — Bart (nails)

On a very personal note

As weeks go, this one was too busy to think about what we wanted to get done. (Haha) I managed to meet up with Shirley for coffee on Friday morning. Christina and I visited Becki’s ‘Boots to Roots’ hair salon in Vale, Oregon. As always, we came away very happy. Cliff and I stopped off when we were in Nampa and had some excellent ribs–kind of a big splurge with the sugary bbq sauce, though. I make sugar-free bbq sauce for us.

Cliff fixed a few things that were broken or not working correctly. So, what’s new? There is always those type of things. Our neighbors acquired some additional privacy fencing. Their dog likes to cause our kids to make a fuss. We don’t care, but the neighbors are very considerate.

We got the gluten-free bread maker. I have made a couple of loaves for Cliff–still working on perfecting the recipe. I am hoping tonight’s loaf is a bit less moist than the last ones I made. The flavor was excellent, the texture nice, but it was a bit too damp. It toasted okay, but I think I can improve on it. Nevertheless, Cliff likes the homemade gluten-free a lot more than the stuff out of the store.

Let’s not forget that Ashley and the girls were here early this week. We had a fabulous time–playing games, eating lunch, and a trip to Walmart (the place I typically boycot) to get a few things for Halloween. Don’t feel obligated to watch our stitched together video clips, but if this interests you–enjoy.

Pushkin and Zula

~ The Ups and Downs

It has been a while since I have sent an update. Both dogs are doing well. Zula continues to be her normal feisty self. Her muzzle is turning white but she still has the energy of a much younger dog.When she sees me putting a jacket on she is immediately by my side wiggling not just her tail but her entire body. She knows a jacket means that we are going outside or perhaps even for a ride in the car.


Pushkin continues to be a puppy, even though he is almost 2 years old. He is a sweet boy but is continually pushing my limits.  This morning he came in from outside with tremendously muddy feet. Upon inspection of the yard, I found a large hole where the recently planted grass used to be. He had discovered a gopher mound and apparently decided to see if he could catch it’s inhabitant. I scolded him but no real punishment as he is only doing what Weims are bred to do……hunt. 


We continue with the nose work. It is a game to Push. I have been taking him to Home Depot where I will go in and hide several containers of a scent in different places and then take him in to find them. The folks at Home Depot are great. I would like to take him through the truffle hunting training the next time it comes to Oregon.


I took both Push and Zula to Terri Jacobson‘s to have their picture taken with Santa. Push was not very co-operative so we shall see how the pictures turn out. Both Terri and Santa are blessed with a tremendous amount of patience.


I hope that you and Cliff are doing well.
Marie

Breeder Comment

Zula and Pushkin are extraordinarily lucky–and that includes their Santa photos with Terri Jacobson.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~October 19, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

The weather conditions are finally Fall-like–and to my liking. (Haha) I love the cool mornings and the temperate daytime temperatures. Of course, it also means football–and we especially love watching college games. We follow and root for several teams–especially our Northwest ones–Oregon State, Oregon, Washington–, but Boise State is closest to us as well as our heart. Go Broncos!

We have been holding our breath a lot lately–but when it comes to our alfalfa, all is good–the bales are in the stack near the railroad-right-away. And this morning, we could not be happier about this fact–we currently have a Western-Oregon-style downpour. Last evening as we traveled to town and on toward Boise, we saw farmers working late–clouds of dust surrounding machinery and what looked to be corn going into trucks.

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The work with Hattee’s pups continues. Our week will be focused entirely on having them prepared to leave by the weekend. It is a bittersweet proposition. (Haha) To be without any puppy faces is sad in a way–but a break is also welcome. Nonetheless, we are hoping for Longhairs to be born in November.

And we should mention that a courier brought us our Next-Generation Blue Stud Dog–Martee. We will get some photos soon–asap.

This Week On the Blog…

Sunday’s story was about the Salem Playdate–which is hosted by Bill and Nancy Garin. I must admit they are loyal OwyheeStar folks–but they love dogs and the Weimaraner in particular. I am sure they were happy to learn that a couple of people became aware of the event and made plans to join in the fun.

I was running short on blog material (as you well know)–and the call brought in some good ones. Thank you! 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).

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.

Sunday— October 13 — Salem Weim Playdate

Monday–-October 14— NACSW Trial (Shiny)

Tuesday — October 15 — At My Friend’s Place (Chester)

Wednesday — October 16 — Nutz-nabbed

Thursday –- October 17 —  Stone (Dog Park Incident)

Friday — October 18 — Talking About Coats Knobby

On a very personal note

As weeks go–this one was somewhat quiet. I mean, we had work to do. Cliff did a bang-up job on fixing one corner of my unfinished kitchen, so I now have more storage. It is fabulous. He also sealed the greenhouse roof–and since we currently have a considerable downpour, we will discover how well that sealant worked all too soon. Here’s to having my fingers crossed.

Stackhouse is always there with us– it seems. Here he is prepared to root for Boise when they score and to help me watch Cliff while he is working on the Greenhouse.

There was more work at the Art Department –or as Cliff thinks of it, my playing in the mud –a diversion from the Weimaraner thing. I might need one, you know. (Haha) I have a few things in the works–possibly some of it will be better than fair. I hope.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~October 12, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

The weather conditions–again, get our attention. Record cold as well as snow here, and there is in the news. Denver had a drastic 70-degree temperature drop overnight, and people woke up to the bitter cold as well as snow. In the Treasure Valley, it was a bit kinder. But the temperature is raising havoc though–typically this kind of thing waits until December or January.

We have been holding our breath and watching for the hay to get raked. It not only got raked but baled. Next, it needs to find its way to the haystack. Anyhow, that is excellent news all around. There is still a lot of fieldwork, and the local harvest continues.

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Hattee’s pups are our focus. Christina is working consistently with them–teaching them how to play and getting them used to various situations.

Cliff has things set up for this cold weather–the earlier than usual arrival of 20-degree temperature caused him to scramble a bit. All is well.

This Week On the Blog…

I was running short on blog material–and the call brought in some good ones. Thank you! 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).

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.

Sunday— October 6 — Score More (with Stackhouse)

Monday–-October 7— All Too Familiar (Willow)

Tuesday — October 8 — Eight Months (Bart)

Wednesday — October 9 — Parker (In Montana)

Thursday –- October 10 —  Brady

Friday — October 11 — Remember Jorja

On a very personal note

Like every week–it was a busy one, but not in an extreme kind of way. We kept busy, and there is no lack of things for us to do. Bored is not in our vocabulary–cabin fever might be though if this is the beginning of winter, and we don’t get lovely autumn. (OMG)

The Fermenting Peppers seem to be doing well. I sampled a tiny one yesterday. (OMG) It was hotter than I expected. Last year the Jalapenos were mild. (Haha) I canned another nine jars of sweet and sour sauce–the last of the canning. Now, I have winter squash and pumpkins to get cooked and frozen.

There was my work at the Art Department –or as Cliff thinks of it, my playing in the mud with my girlfriends. (Whatever, Cliff–Haha)

Cliff is working with Hope–and whenever Stackhouse is not at our feet, or in our lap–there is Hope. She has an unbelievable nose. I had some cheese, so I stashed it in the bag sealed tight along my side under the blanket. She knew it was there –even without seeing it. She kept coming back to try to get to that cheese. Every night she plays ball with Cliff and then climbs in his lap. I think she is shaping up nicely.

All in all, things are as per usual. This morning the Weims see a bunny and raise a ruckus. It is a game for the bunnies–they don’t understand that if the Weims were free, that the chase would be on. They would have to find cover, I think.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~October 5, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

The weather conditions–it is always a thing. The rain came, and it caught us not wanting it so much. I love a good downpour, but not so much when the alfalfa is cut and curing. We noticed that our neighbors had truckloads of onions that got caught out in the rain as well. (Shucks)

Driving between here and town, we see a lot of fieldwork–and sometimes there is an enormous dust cloud around the machinery. (Haha) Well, the rain calmed that issue. (Haha) Anyhow the fall harvest and the fieldwork continues. There are truckloads of onions here and there. Hello– first Saturday in October 2019.

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Hattee’s pups continue to thrive–the weight gains are extraordinary. They are little fatties. (OMG) What else would we expect with only the four babies?

Cliff has been working on the outdoor puppy area. He made sure we have electricity to be sure we have a warm spot during cold weather–we do like to have the pups outside some in the winter. It is essential to get them acclimated to other inside conditions.

This Week On the Blog…

I am running short on blog material. 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).

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.

Sunday— September 29 — Off the Furniture (Roxy)

Monday–-September 30— Old Friends (Asher)

Tuesday — October 1 — Wallowa Lake (Mesquite)

Wednesday — October 2 — Chester

Thursday –- October 3 —  When Mom’s Down (Emmy)

Friday — October 4 — Puppy Faces

On a very personal note

Our week was somewhat a blur. I cannot say for sure why, but I know despite great effort to cling onto every moment, some got away without enough celebration.

The Garden is calling–I need to get those tomatoes picked if possible. There was a bit of frost despite the fact that they said we would not get that cold. (OMG) I will have to get out and see what things look like. I wanted to extend our garden by using plastic, but I think we are going to put the garden to bed. I still want to pot a few more things–the geraniums in particular. Of course the cyclamen is blooming profusely–hurrah!

There are pumpkins to bake and freeze, and the peppers are fermenting, but then there is my pottery. Playing in clay is excellent therapy. One that I can do while the gardening is not an option. I made a couple of wonky-type creations. We will see how they turn out.

Cliff is Cliff–helping people when he can. Fixing everything around here–and sometimes he has a considerable backlog waiting. Overall, things are going better for him, I think.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~September 28, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

The weather–it is always a thing. I don’t believe we are slated to get snow on the valley floor–but there are snow advisories for Idaho and Montana. The Montana thing seems concerning–it is too early for a blizzard.

Our alfalfa is cut and drying–curing. We got a little rain in the last couple of days (.006 of an inch)–more than we would like. We want it dry and warm enough to prepare the cutting for being baled. The sooner, the better–but it has to be ready. Too much moisture would be a very bad thing. So, we let the crop has the time needed and hope for good weather to get it ready to bale.

Ontario High School winning culture is struggling. Their football team just took another beating by Baker City. The school leadership is trying to build the right environment–academically and for their extracurricular activities. I love that they resurrected something from back in the day when we were in high school–the Home Coming Parade. Thanks to the Malheur Enterprise for these photos and the story.

Ontario High School’s homecoming parade made its way through town Friday, Sept. 27. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

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Hattee’s pups continue to thrive–the weight gains are extraordinary. They are little fatties. (OMG) What else would we expect with only the four babies?

Here is the only Gray in the litter–click the photo to see more of the same–

This Week On the Blog…

Thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–once again, you saved us. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We always welcome your emailed updates–especially those with a paragraph or two, and a photo. Thank You!

And–a special thank you to everyone who has helped us this summer!

Sunday— September 22 — Hope

Monday–-September 23— Knobby

Tuesday — September 24 — Henry

Wednesday — September 25 — At the Memory Center (with Maize)

Thursday –- September 26 —  Gunner

Friday — September 27 — Sage and Roxie

On a very personal note

Our week seemed fairly uneventful, again. Maybe you read that I had a tooth extracted on Thursday–it went well, and the recovery thus far has been smooth sailing.

The Gardening Girls are missing–we didn’t hear from them. I think the gardening phase has passed. Ashley is expecting her third baby in January–it will be our first Great Grandson. We have these two lovely Great Granddaughters. We have been blessed to spend so much time together.

Meanwhile–Christina and I have been clearing out the garden. We have left a few tomato plants we plan to try to protect–to prolong the fresh tomato season. Most everything else (the zucchini, the cucumbers, the peppers, etc.) are cleaned out. I am sad to see them go–but Cliff and I use so little that we will plant less next year.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~September 21, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

The Treasure Valley (and the Boise area) are abuzz with Boise State’s win (30-19) over Air Force. It was a hard-fought game in the trenches as we expected. In the end, Boise found a way to get the win. Bachmeier was once again phenomenal while under duress–there were still way too many hits on the quarterback. The success was extraordinary on so many levels–Air Force defeated Pac 12 Colorado on their home turf the week before. They are the only team to beat Boise State three times during the Bryan Harsin era. Let me say–it has become a rivalry type situation.

This alfalfa has been waving at me through the window and is a favorite sight. Soon it will be cut and find its way into the stack–but for now, it is extra lovely.

Everywhere we drive the farmers have their fields worked up and ready for spring. (OMG) The harvest is still happening alongside the worked up areas, too. Onions and sugar beet and some beans remain–then there is field corn. It won’t be long, and we will be winter-ready. Monday Autumn begins–but that fall weather that we love has already arrived.

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Hattee’s pups continue to grow and thrive. As you can see, their eyes are open–sporting the lovely blue puppy eyes for which the Weimaraner is famous. Other than caring for the pups –it is the typical Weim care thing.

We are preparing to get the pups on lawn come the first of the week. We need to clean up the outdoor area–and secure the gate with extra fencing. They will not spend much time out there yet–but soon they will love being outside more than inside. For now, we look at getting them acclimated to the feel of grass as well as the cooler temperatures. So far, their life has been extremely sheltered. (Haha)

This Week On the Blog…

Thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–once again, you saved us. (Haha) We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too. We always welcome your emailed updates–especially those with a paragraph or two, and a photo. Thank You!

And–a special thank you to everyone who has helped us this summer!

Sunday— September 15 — Nutz (Hugs)

Monday–-September 16— Gracie

Tuesday — September 17 — Sun Goddess Lu

Wednesday — September 18 — Dyson

Thursday –- September 19 —  The Russian Connection

Friday — September 20 — CZ (saying goodbye)

On a very personal note

Our week seemed fairly uneventful. Well, that is not necessarily a bad thing, right!?!

The Gardening Girls were missing–we didn’t hear from them. I suppose the rainy weather meant they didn’t want to come–I get it. I am dreading the garden cleanup, but it is essential. A part of what must happen. (OMG)

~At The Old Farmhouse

Cliff is still working on the Master Bath’s tile–the floor. I thought he was nearly done with the floor, but he alerted me that there is another entire section to tackle. He will get it done–in bits and pieces.

Meanwhile, the cyclamen continues to delight me with blossoms. It feeds my soul with the loveliness more than any expectation I could have harbored.

As I said, it was reasonably uneventful around here–just more of this and that. You understand. It is the same for everyone, I think.

GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON

~September 14, 2019

Sunrise October 21 2017

This week we remembered –well, it has been sixteen years since America suffered the unbelievable terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It rocked our nation and for a moment, brought us together. We forgot about the petty things that divide our unity because of what occurred on September 11. Too bad it takes such a crisis for us to come together.

Meanwhile, life rolls on–locally farmers are busy with the harvest. Several fields have already been plowed. I am ever so thankful to have the green alfalfa field to look out across.

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Hello World!

Hattee’s pups continue to grow and thrive. Other than caring for the pups –it is the typical Weim care thing.

We are hoping to have other pups born between now and the end of the year. Sadly, we cannot make predictions. I think saying that as often as we are forced to repeat it is one of the more significant challenges. (Haha)

This Week On the Blog…

Thanks to our faithful OwyheeStar contributors–once again, you saved us. (Haha)

We sincerely hope our readers enjoyed these updates as much as we did, too.

Also, we are running short on material–probably almost always, but if you have a picture and short little tale we could share, please send it along. And–a special thank you to everyone who has helped us this summer!

Sunday— September 8 — The View (Stackhouse)

Monday–-September 9— The Two (Colorado Boys)

Tuesday — September 10 — Puppy Faces

Wednesday — September 11 — Kenai

Thursday –- September 12 —  Human Onboard ( Moxie)

Friday — September 13 — Nine Candles (Mesquite)

On a very personal note

Our week seemed busy–even though there were no major events before today. This morning we are going to Kay Becker’s Celebration of life. For many years, she and her husband, Jack, were the Pastors at a church we attend. Sadly, she lost her life to cancer–aggressive liver and pancreatic cancer. At last, she is free from the pain and suffering.

The Gardening Girls were here for a bit of work in the garden. We mostly got trimming done–and talked a little about our plan for managing the last of the season. Ashley is pulled every which way–and being pregnant would be enough. Keeping up with the two girls, plus everything else doesn’t allow for a break. Despite that, she keeps smiling and overcomes the obstacles. The Gardening Girls had lunch with us on Friday–and then went to meet Ashley’s mother to celebrate her birthday.

~At The Old Farmhouse

Cliff is still working on the master bath as possible–his back is better. The exhaustion sometimes overtakes him. He has to pace himself.

I started the BBQ sauce I have wanted to make–I think I will finish it tomorrow. It is not quite like I want, but I will adjust it until I get something tasty–at least, in my opinion. (OMG) I hope I can adjust it to something that works for us.