GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~August 4, 2018
August is here in all her glory. Many of the crops are harvests or heading towards that stage. We see a field of onions between here and town bending their tops toward the ground. Harvest is not far off for them. Our hay field is looking like it needs another cutting–it will probably happen next week. The Malheur County Fair is in full bloom–I see the photos of the ribbons and the livestock on Facebook. Thank you, for sharing.
We welcomed some tiny babies to the world this week. I am in the process of trying to connect with the folks on the Wait List. This takes a bit of time–even more when it is summer. I have some website work to fill in the gaps along with the announcement we made a few days ago.
This Week on the Blog
Sunday— July 29 — Shared Status (Manfred and Stackhouse)
Monday–- July 30 — Milly
Tuesday — July 31 — News (Tikka and Luna)
Wednesday — August 1 — About the Second Longhair (Murray)
Thursday –- August 2 — Struck Gold Again (with Quinn)
Friday — August 3 — Blueberries (with Zula Blue and Pushkin)
On a very personal note
The gardening girls continue to come faithfully. There are challenges, but somehow they make it here. We picked our first cantaloupe this week as well as having a couple of other firsts–spaghetti squash and banana squash. Also, we had the squash bugs arrive. Go figure!
The garden harvest is here. We have been getting tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, etc. Now, we add to the list with the banana squash and the melons. There is more to come.
I picked the peppers and started some to ferment. Everyone who has taken a sniff was amazed at the fabulous aroma. We are all excited about the pickled peppers. Surprisingly, new peppers are nearly ready to pick on several of the plants.
Other than the garden, which requires our attention, Cliff is busy with dog training, repairs, and the general farm work. Life continues as expected. We are ever so grateful.
Can you find the Weims in the pictures?
Push loves blueberries and & helps himself on occasion. The fence keeps the deer out but not a couple of wiley Weims! ZooBoo (aka Zula Blue) has also found that blueberries are a tasty treat. She has finally settled in and understands that this is her home. She got out of the fenced area yesterday and I almost panicked to find her gone. However, I called her and she came running from the area of the blueberry patch.
Thank you for such a great “golden age” girl.Marie
~He is Amazing!
I think we struck gold again because Quinn is just as mellow as Jake was as a pup. He house trained quickly, is very smart, and goes right along with the rest of the pack as you thought he would. Our girls absolutely adore him.We’re so grateful for the work that you and Cliff have done to give our boys the best foundation! Hope you are well.Sincerely,Lindsay and Quinn’s Human family
~Our Mud Boy
Murray loves to hunt, dig gophers get muddy, filthy dirty, jump in the water and roll in the pasture. He is always on guard for anything out of the norm around our place. He is Mr. personality and is so stinking smart.
When digging up gophers he will rip chunks of soil up and end up with a mouthful of dirt.Crazy dog, good thing he doesn’t live in LA
Thank you, for sharing about Murray and his affiliation with mud. He comes by it honestly, Stackhouse can be going along at a good pace; however, should he come upon a mud puddle flopping in it is essential.
For those who don’t remember Murray, he lives near Baker, Oregon. He has several fur family members who reside and work the ranch with him. The list includes another OwyheeStar Longhair Bodhi. Watch for the lengthy detailed report (coming soon) featuring the two Longhairs who live the excellent ranch life with Rebecca and Jerry.
~Tikka and Luna
I wanted to give you an update on the fur-girls, we took them camping at Waldo lake last weekend … what an amazing time we had!! As you can see from the pictures we spent most of our time in (or on) the water! Tikka is still getting used to paddle boarding, at one point we lashed our boards together & sat to paddle, she liked that because she had her three “people” in one spot 😂😂
Yes, Nancy, it is fabulous having the OwyheeStar Facebook Group–it allows people to connect with other OwyheeStar clients. It is a great place to post OwyheeStar Weimar photos. I said OwyheeStar twice–I should mention this group is only for our clients. The regular OwyheeStar Page still works, and it is open to the public for comment. This group is all about our little community. To become a member you must be an OwyheeStar Client–just to clarify for anyone wondering.
Once someone posts a story and photos, it seems rather silly of me to grab that information and to repost it on our blog. I can do that. I have done it. I try to avoid doing it–I like to keep the blog newsy, but also fresh and informational. (Haha) I rely on the kindness of our OwyheeStar clients to update me with stories, photos, and achievements. For the most part, people are so very gracious and follow through–but, not always. Regardless, we love the updates. I think you will agree there have been some great group posts. We do so appreciate them. This update, however, is so helpful. Thank you, again for thinking of us. Your help is much appreciated.
~Love Seeing Tikka and Luna
We are thrilled to see Tikka getting used to the paddle boarding. The water retrieves by both girls (Luna and Tikka) is extraordinary. It looks like everyone had a great time.
At Sixteen Weeks
~We can Report
I wanted to give you a quick Milly update. She is 16 weeks old today and weighing in at 28lbs. I’m so curious as to how big she will be, how large was her mom? She is such a sweet girl with the perfect amount of spunk!She is patient (mostly 😉) with the kiddos and is such a quick learner! The piranha syndrome is slowing down a bit too which is great. She has taken to her crate like a champ and enjoys most everyone we meet, person or dog.
We have been working with her on pheasant scent and a wing and she has a beautiful point! I have included a picture of her pointing below. We plan to expose her to some live birds soon.
She had her titer test today in lieu of the 16-week vaccine and her vet says he predicts she will have good numbers! Thank you for such a wonderful pup! All your hard work is evident! We had such an amazing experience with our last Weim, I was worried I would never have such a wonderful experience again. Milly is proving that she is up to the challenge of taking over where her predecessor left off!
~and your answer
I must say—I find this the most obnoxious thing about the Weimaraner puppy—the mouthing and biting. Even though it is shark-like (despite what some folks think), it is not aggression. They are a very mouthing-type of a puppy—possibly the worst of all.
How delightful it is to have an engaging and friendly Weimaraner. Not every Weim welcomes those outside their inner circle.
You folks are doing fabulous with her. Thank you, for doing the titer test instead of automatically doing a 16-week puppy shot. And for staying on top of other things as well. Once they arrive, the work begins afresh. Thank you, for all you are doing and have done with her. I am excited to hear more in the future.
~ We’re done here!
Like you (who have added a second to the mix), we need Stackhouse to embrace the new upstart. Does he want to move over and make some room? I think not! Isn’t it adorable? Cliff just brought Manfred in on the lead to join us in the living room. Stackhouse wasn’t sure we needed him–but, he was polite and tolerant. Nonetheless, he was growing weary of the need to pose for us. Manfred was plotting his escape; however, there was one problem. Cliff brought him in on the lead. Life with the Weimar is complicated. It is unique. We are sure there will be many adventures with the two. Stackhouse doesn’t mind him–he just doesn’t see the need. (Haha)
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~JULY 28, 2018
This blog marks the 30th Saturday synopsis of 2018. I find it hard to believe how quickly 2018 races toward to goal of passing the baton to 2019. Wow–it is beyond amazing to think how close we are to the year 2020.
The bare fields speak of harvest. The grain combined and hauled away–all the details to be revealed soon. Our hay is looking lovely and preparing for another cutting. Of course, the back field stripped of the grain and straw awaits attention. Next year, another first-year crop of hay will be in the works.
We continue to process applications. We all wait together for the news. The question remains, when will we get a puppy–that meets the family’s specific criteria? That is always the question. So, we wait and hope for Fall or Early Winter pups to arrive. Predictions are fickle. Even when a female is mated, she may well produce nothing. (OMG) We most certainly hope to beat those odds. Nonetheless, we are in a Waiting Game and sit here breath-abated along with those on the Wait List for which we have no particulars to share.
Meanwhile, the business of raising Manfred continues. There are the walks and adventures. He is growing like a weed. (Haha)
This Week on the Blog
Sunday— July 22 — In Tennesee (Our Macey)
Monday–- July 23 — Remembering (Jake of NZ)
Tuesday — July 24 — Smokey
Wednesday — July 25 — Jorja (Back in the USA)
Thursday –- July 26 — Raising (the Weimaraner litter)
Friday — July 27 — It’s Me (Bella Blue)
On a very personal note
The gardening girls were here this week. What fun we had. Their favorite is the cucumbers, but they also love the cherry tomatoes. Isn’t it amazing that they will eat the cucumbers as a snack?
We have been problem-solving and whatnot. Our new cell phone bill arrived with a shocking amount owed. In review, there was a sizeable error. We called, and the correction was made in quick order. Anyhow, we have been taking care of a few business matters. I’ve made a couple of batches of Gluten-free cupcakes for Mr. Cliff. So far, we have not been overrun with zucchini–that is amazing. On Thursday, Evangeline helped me whip up the chocolate cakes. She liked the frosting the best. Imagine that!?! Later I started a couple of jars of pickled peppers. We will see what happens.
I’ve been busy with annual doctor visits. I have one remaining–it was supposed to happen next week, but it has been postponed until closer to the end of August. It is the Oncologist visit. I am hoping when it is done; I can say I finished with everything except for Integrative Medical Visits which help with the healing process. Cliff has a follow up with the Oncologist between now and the end of the year. We hope things stay about the same, or improvement would be fabulous.
This week, Kimi Seals, (a young mother of four) who had been diagnosed with breast cancer after I had completed my treatment completed her work here on earth. Maybe I should put it this way–she is enjoying a well-deserved rest after a valiant battle. It is hard to know why some are granted a stay, a miraculous healing, additional time, and others are not. Everyone desperately wanted Kimi to stay–there were so many reasons to justify doing so. Nonetheless, it was not possible, and she was called to the other side. Her children, husband, and other family members left to await a reunion in eternity.
Cliff and I count our blessings every day. We have been afforded time as well as the opportunity to invest in the world. We laugh with the great-granddaughters often. What a privilege it is. Thank you, Ashley Petersen, for making that possible.
Can you see me? It’s me Bella Blue, but my mom mostly calls me Boo. I’m busy lizard hunting this morning! I have to wear a reflective collar at night so my mom can find me in the dark! Squirrel and lizard hunting is hard, so you’ll find me on the couch in the evening. I’m 3 yrs old now and loving life!
Bella (Boo) Blue
Thanks ever so much ‘Boo’! What a fabulous Call-Name. We used to have a kitty named ‘Boo-boo’–that is a bit silly, isn’t it?
I can see you have important work–entertaining the humans and keeping the yard safe. Everyone needs a job–whether it is traditional or made up–like mine. Haha, Cliff and I are happy to hear you are doing well, much-loved, and tending to business.