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2017 33rd Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

 ~August 26, 2017

We dropped by the local farm stand and picked up fresh corn, potatoes, a peach, an apple, a few tomatoes, and a watermelon. We buy just what we need for a couple of days. Last time I picked up green beans. We were not able to plant a garden this year. We will see what next year brings. Even when we cannot plant for our needs, living in the Treasure Valley we are surrounded by fresh produce.

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  We absolutely appreciate you (who sent an update) for taking the time and effort! Thus far, we have been getting enough to keep us in business. (Happy Look from Shela!)

Sunday—August 13 — Have Wheels

Monday —August 14 — Total Eclipse

Tuesday — August 15 — River

Wednesday —August 16 — Winchester

Thursday  —August 24 — Stopping By to Say Thanks

Friday  —August 25 — Water Weims

 

On a very personal note

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The Cyclamen watch still is a thing. On the afternoon of the Eclipse, the funniest thing happened. The bud turned a vibrant, and robust pink–nearly the same color as the original posted here. Then mid-afternoon Wednesday, August 23rd, it suddenly bloomed.

The first has arrived, and the stage is set for a full bouquet soon. The buds are tucked in and slowly making their way to follow the first. There are easily seven buds on their way up, but at the base of the plant, there are a plethora of buds planning to join the show. I sincerely hope to see something similar to the former status before summer ends.

Cyclamen-3Cliff has rebuilt a piece of the puppy yard fencing. It is a vast improvement. We need a few other things out there, but one thing at a time. He has been mowing–the growth happens so quickly this time of year. We are overrun with mosquitos and cutting the grass shorter will help I think.

2017 29th Saturday Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

         ~July 29, 2017

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This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  We absolutely appreciate you (who sent an update) for taking the time and effort!

Sunday—July 23 Family (Edgar celebrates 1 Yr)

Monday —July 24Cool Treat (Waiting for Watermelon)

Tuesday —July 25 — Social Butterfly (Maddy at Daycare)

Wednesday — July 26 — Our First Day (Griffey)

Thursday  — July 27 — Kula Bleu (Loves to Swim)

Friday  — July 28 — Dejah is Home  (Who’s in my spot?)

 

 

On a very personal noteCyclamen Leaving Out_6442

 

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Before the Mishap

 

The Cyclamen watch continues. There is at least one bud lifting its head–possibly a couple more are in the works too! It is amazing when you consider the entire top sheered off when I tried to get it out of the root engorged glass container. I held out for a good outcome. Hope is a beautiful thing and it something we ought to have growing in any garden we tend.

In going through some of my canning supplies I found an old package of wide mouth canning lids (no bands included) priced at a $ 1.43, but I see you can purchase them at Walmart for $ 2.98. I am tossing this packet, but it has the price which made it interesting.

Cliff has been working on various projects including some laying pens for his Coturnix Quail which are producing a lot of eggs. The secret in using these highly nutritious eggs is to buy yourself a set of quail egg scissors. Yes, they are a thing. They make the task of opening the tiny eggs simple. He has been working on things at his shop–including the tractor which seems to hiccup all too frequently. The whelping room and the utility bath have also seen him this week. A little here and there plus all the farm and Weim requirements equal more than a full day.

 

2017 28th Saturday Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

       ~July 22, 2017

 

This Week on the Blog

20116807_10213083004133048_2234169274065277173_oHere are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  We started the week with Willow and her winning ways. She is amazing. We had more updates come in this week–just in time. Cliff and I cannot thank you enough. We absolutely appreciate you (who sent an update) for taking the time and effort!

Sunday—July 16 Willow ( This time a Triple Perfect Score for Agility)

Monday —July 17 What Could Be Better?

Tuesday —July 18 — Princess (Bella Celebrates 3)

Wednesday — July 19 — Not So Long Ago

Thursday  — July 20 — Much Loved 

Friday  — July 21 — Alli

Product Endorsement

There is no one product that works for every situation. Trainers each have their preferences. Certain Weimaraners will respond more to a particular approach. Regardless, we have known countless people who have struggled to get loose leash compliance succeed using this type of collar. Understanding how it works and getting the desired outcome takes a bit of knack, but when used correctly, this tool can be your best friend. We cannot emphasize how important achieving the loose leash compliance is on so many levels. Relying on head halters, front-hooking leashes, and pinch collars can seem like a Godsend; however, they can actually fuel the desire to pull. When used correctly, this collar can lead to compliance on a regular flat collar which is the ideal outcome. The folks at Chewy asked us to review this collar for them, and we were happy to do. We hope someone out there finds this helpful.

On a very personal note

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The Cyclamen watch continues. .There is at least one bud lifting its head. I cannot wait until it blooms.

The heat has been taking its toll on Cliff. I have issues with it and have had for years. Since the cancer treatment, there are additional things that make the heat bad for me–and we are talking 80 degrees and up.

We had friends visit this week. It had been a long time since we saw them. What a wonderful gift to have them stop in to see us.

I had a better week than any for the last ten months. Nevertheless, I may have overdone things a bit. Cliff and picked a few plums from our son’s tree. It is amazing how many jars we got with not all that much fruit. We have some juice for the future, plum sauce, Plum-Apple Syrup, and Plum-Berry Syrup. There are 35  jars. Now, we need to live 30 years because we have enough plum product to cover us. (Tee Hee)IMG_6334

 

 

2017 26th Saturday Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

           ~July 8, 2017

Mesquite Litter Outing July 6 2017-26The first week of July has been nothing short of eventful. Of course, we celebrated American Independence. There was a lot of hoopla across the board–many reported their Weims were shaken and quaked for days. Of course, for many, it is not only the fur-family members who suffer. Inconsiderate neighbors who continue to party into the wee hours can grate on your nerves. Thankfully, we live in the country, and our closest neighbors were not a problem.

We know this is a busy time for most. After so many waited for school to be out it is. Then as summer unfolds, there are the camping trips, the vacations, family reunions, baseball, and general summer fun. While we swelter under the heat of solar oppression, this will pass all too quickly. Soon it will be back to football, and all that fall brings. Honestly, fall is my personal favorite–but I don’t want to wish away a moment of this summer. Produce is coming on, and the Treasure Valley has a bounty of crops in the works. Gardens–both flower and vegetable are a sight to behold.

While Spring 2017 was fickle–maybe due to the extreme winter, summer shows sign of promise. We expect two summer litters–I can hear the sigh of relief from some of you who follow our blog. Of course, we cannot make predictions, but the girls are filling out as I type.

 

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  Of course, we finished on Friday with a quick update featuring Willow.  This list of titles is impressive. Nonetheless, we are equally impressed with Stella Blue, Olli, and the lovely Maizie. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for these updates. We absolutely appreciate you (who sent an update) for taking the time and effort!

Sunday—July 2 Stackhouse

Monday —July 03 Getting the Hang of It (Stella Swims)

Tuesday —July 4 — Safe 4th of July

Wednesday — July 5 — #2 Distillery Dog

Thursday  — July 6 — Maizie Speaks

Friday  — July 7 — Willow (Her Winning Ways Continue!)

Product Endorsement

There is no one product that works for every situation. Trainers each have their preferences. Certain Weimaraners will respond more to a particular approach. Regardless, we have known countless people who have struggled to get loose leash compliance succeed using this type of collar. Understanding how it works and getting the desired outcome takes a bit of knack, but when used correctly, this tool can be your best friend. We cannot emphasize how important achieving the loose leash compliance is on so many levels. Relying on head halters, front-hooking leashes, and pinch collars can seem like a Godsend; however, they can actually fuel the desire to pull. When used correctly, this collar can lead to compliance on a regular flat collar which is the ideal outcome. The folks at Chewy asked us to review this collar for them, and we were happy to do. We hope someone out there finds this helpful.

On a very personal note

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Well, last week I wrote about the Cyclamen. Sadly, the bud that had formed didn’t flower. It dropped off, but it had been such a surprise to see it in the first place–there was not enough foliage to support it. So we are a long way from the burst of blossoms that I so often have enjoyed. We await the first of what I hope are many to come. In life, there is a lot of waiting required–patience is an attribute that serves a person well. Not the type we want to develop though. The farmhouse remodel requires a large-sized dose of patience.

The Farmhouse Remodel

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With Spacers it is Perfect!

Cliff finally cut his dreaded tile. He set it in place without the spaces and found it to be a perfect cut. (Deep breath!) So, he has to grout the last section and then begin with the trim work–there is a lot. Well, there are others things too! We won’t mention those at this time. The tricky cut is being celebrated–it is enough for the moment. 

I want to get the Utility Bath done before too long. I am not sure what is possible. We cannot put a concerted effort towards it. Nevertheless, my heart is warmed when I look at what we (well 99% Cliff) has accomplished. In light of everything going on in our life, I feel he walks on water if you understand.

Other than the constant focus on my health, I am working on organization. I am trying to make things work for now–shelving and arranging is a constant and ongoing process. I try not to think about the fact that much of what I do will have to be changed once we get to that section of the remodel. (Tee Hee)

2017 24th Saturday Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

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On Tuesday about a mile and a quarter from our farmhouse, we encountered this biker. It was unclear as we approached what kind of phenomena was ahead. I had Christina snap a couple of quick snapshots. We are not sure exactly what this was about; however, we are getting close to America’s 4th of July (Independence Celebration).

IMG_5973The alfalfa was cut a bit ago–the second, 2017 cutting. Yesterday it was raked. Today we see the big rectangle bales in the field. Soon they will be stacked at the end of the field, near the Union Pacific Railroad train tracks. We love every stage of the process.

The wheat fields are headed out in their glory and starting turn toward the golden harvest color. The corn is growing fast with this summer heat. Other crops that have been behind due to the tragically harsh winter are coming along well. It looks like summer in the Treasure Valley everywhere we look–as it should because we celebrated the Summer Solstice on Wednesday. It appears summer is going to bring the scorching heat.

Dusty Endorses Chewy and Suggests This Healthier Snack <== Dusty Speaks!

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  I welcome updates from any of our OwyheeStar clients. Thank you–especially those folks that dropped us a little something. (Whew, (again) it really helped!) It was so great to get these unique updates and to be able to share them. We know everyone agrees.

Sunday—June 18 — Puppy Fix (Just a little fun group of photos)

Monday —June 19 The End of an Era (Blue’s career is near an end)

Tuesday —June 20 — When You Can’t Sleep (Lucy’s Mom writes)

Wednesday — June 21 — Lucy (Young water-loving Weimar)

Thursday  — June 22 — Dutch (the all around versatile hunter/companion Weim)

Friday  — June 23 — Elio (information on the Weimaraner Vaccine Protocol)

 

On a very personal note

Front Entry Flowers_5885We have one outdoor floor pot blooming at our front door. Front Entry Flowers_5887The zinnias are about to burst into bloom. I cannot remember what color they were or even the variety. It will be a surprise. Thus far, despite the heat, the pansies have continued to thrive.

Cliff has been busy marking things off his ‘to do list, ‘ and it makes him smile. The front puppy yard was a sight. Those three (Bubbles X Tugman) girls we kept for the future did a number on that yard. Every litter destroys the yard with their little puppy feet. It is shocking to see how tough they are on those yards, but it is what it is. The three girls used the yard longer and added some special effects–the kind we like to avoid (holes). So, Cliff leveled and filled, and he is ready to plant some grass seed. We don’t need the yard anytime soon; therefore, we will plant rather than using sod.

2017 18th Saturday Recap

Moving Forward

       ~ The Malheur Enterprise photo 

Onions and the storage destroyed when the building collapsed

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The weather has been a constant social media topic, and for a good reason. It has been a bit crazy–even more than usual. The winter’s snow took down a lot of structures despite gallant efforts to remove the snow load from roofs. The cleanup is still going on, and while facing sizeable economic losses, the government has let Malheur County know they will not receive Federal dollars for storm recovery according to the Malheur Enterprise.

Life Abounds

May 13 2017-8The durable farmers are out planting for another season. As recent as this week we saw beans going in, and that seems late, but the weather kept everyone behind schedule. Nonetheless, the fields surrounding OwyheeStar are greening up. It is eye-candy of the best kind who live the Treasure Valley. The weeds come on full force ahead of the crops. Our neighbors have corn planted under their pivot, and our hay seems to be doing well.  Then there are Cliff’s Coturnix Quail that are beginning to hatch. We will share more in a blog this week, but here is a quick peek.

We moved the eggs to the hatching tray about three days ago. Our little quail have emerged from the shell. Now we have to get a place for them to move.

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  I welcome updates from any of our OwyheeStar clients. Thank you–especially those folks that dropped us a little something. (Whew, it really helped!)

Sunday— May 7 — Lotte

Monday — May 8 — Chloe

Tuesday —May 9 — Stella Blue

Wednesday —May 10 — Puppy Faces

Thursday  —May 11  — Waiting

Friday  —May 12 — Family Affair (Haze & Skye)

On a very personal note

 

There is not much to report. We spent the week trying to recoup and at the same time to keep up. I have been trying to do some cleaning because I have gotten behind for a lot of reasons. I wanted to get right on the painting, but I was coughing too much to consider it. Nevertheless, I am hoping to get to it in the next few days.

I had to change my diet because the medication I had been given reeked havoc on my gut and it is so tender that healing is an issue. Nevertheless, I believe I am getting better. Eight months is a long time to be ill, but then I am reminded many live with something until the end. I as well as Cliff hope I win this particular battle soon. I’ve gone back to the more Holistic approach to dealing with this health crisis because traditional medicine has failed me. We are not all the same.

2017 14th Saturday Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

     ~ Sleet, Snow, and Whatnot

Frost_5517The fickle spring weather continues. Mr. Winter insists on imposing his will. Yesterday, in the Treasure Valley as well as the Pacific Northwest, the winter-like weather made an appearance. We didn’t get the snow at OwyheeStar. Not far from here it made an appearance, and the moans of many could be heard. The frost was considerable earlier too!

Hay_5520The alfalfa looks good. Before long we will be irrigating and filling the pond for a puppy swim. Spring is such a fun time. Cliff also uses our pond to train for his hunt tests. He is preparing for one coming up the first weekend of May. Our homing pigeons flew the coop this winter. It has been a strange winter, and there is an outright pigeon shortage among those who use them for dog training. Rose (who lives at Emmett) parted with a few to help us get another start. Cliff brought them home this week. They are young, but we still have them locked in. They have to identify with their new location being their home, or they would try to fly back to Emmett. The beautiful thing about the homers is you can use them for training, and then they fly back to the nest.

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  I welcome updates from any of our OwyheeStar clients. Thank you!

Sunday— April 9 — LilyBear

Monday — April 10 — Embarrassing

Tuesday — April 11 — Chloe

Wednesday — April 12 — National Pet Day (late)

Thursday  — April 13 — Litter Socialization

Friday  — April 14 — Pup Cakes Anyone?

On a very personal note

Evie Galoushes9086Cliff and I want to wish everyone all the best for Easter. We are more traditional in our approach to the holiday–thinking of it as Resurrection Sunday. Yes, we are aware of the history behind the Goddess of Easter. No, we are not against Easter Egg hunts and baskets. How you celebrate is a personal matter. This year, we bought the two great-granddaughters galoshes. Evangeline Grace (Evie) got the Princess Rain Boots. She has been stomping in every mud puddle she can find. River has the traditional yellow type, but they look perfect on her.
Cliff continues to work on the utility bath. He is doing the floor in sections. Who can say if another will be completed today, or not?!? It is coming together.

I am doing better healthwise. That being said, I still cough way too much, and there is a lot of phlegm. Every day is a bit better. The recovery speed is not fast enough to my liking. I am looking for the miracle where “poof” it is gone instantly. If that comes, I pledge to remember how thankful I am for instant relief. If not, I will continue taking it a day at a time. It is hardest on Cliff–there is nothing he can do. He has to watch and listen and suffer along. Anyhow, it is a lot better. I have a way to go. I am hoping for a full recovery soon.

 

 

2017 8th Saturday Recap

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

~ We still have snow

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The snow headline is identical to last week. To make a point, I took this photo out the front door yesterday afternoon (Friday, February 24, 2017). The accumulated snow is diminishing. Patches of bare ground are finding their way free. It is a beautiful sight (speaking of the snow-crusted field), but I think we (in far Eastern Oregon) are beyond ready for spring’s arrival.

The Onion Industry–buildings down, equipment ruined, and onions lost. Everywhere we drive we spot new damage or removed buildings. Some lost structures were tucked in behind other buildings; therefore we had not seen them before. A lot of buildings are gone. Many will never be replaced because the farmer was doing what farmers often do. They use what they have. For many, it will not be economically feasible to rebuild. Onions are a big dollar crop–farmers are made and sometimes go bankrupt growing this staple. The Treasure Valley is fertile, and there is a variety of crops. Too many to mention but including–sugar beets, corn, hay, asparagus, wheat, potatoes and various seeds. Therefore, the local economy is tied to agriculture. This salt of the earth avocation affects those who don’t grow this vegetable–or anything more than a family garden. It impacts those who don’t eat them too! Even if you do not like onions or your work is not connected to the onion, it affects the community economics. Is the industry dead? Not hardly–read on.

The Baker & Murakami Produce Co, LLLP ushers in a new era after two local packing companies reveal their merger. The combined operation (according to The Packer) will represent an “onion supershed” in the Treasure Valley of Idaho-eastern Oregon. Yes, onions are a big deal here, and you wondered why we live on Onion Avenue. As Paul Harvey used to say, now you know the rest of the story.

This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  There is another segment about puppy availability in case you missed it. We have news from Russia and some outstanding updates. 

Sunday—February 19 — Beautiful Outdoors

Monday —February 20 — Stella Blue

Tuesday —February 21 — Parker

Wednesday —February 22 —Blue Girl

Thursday  —February 23 — The Look

Friday  — February 24 — Atticus Update, Part Three

On a very personal note

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Cliff has the utility sink working. He doesn’t have the backsplash installed yet, but we have used it for puppy baths, and it worked great. He is amazing.

My lungs are slowly improving. I still cough, but not as much. I lost my voice from the constant coughing. My current effort is to be as helpful as possible and yet to work on getting better. I am ever so thankful to have Christina’s help. She has not been feeling well the last couple of weeks; nevertheless, she has been a trooper. How blessed we are to have her help.

Thanks to You

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are in need of a few stories to get through the December blogging. Several of you have promised; however, we understand how busy you might be–nevertheless if you can send along something we would greatly appreciate it. Without you, this would be impossible.

2017 Saturday One Recap

Hello January

Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

img_4310Even if you love the snow, this cold might be a bit much. I got up during the night to find our water line froze. It was 20+ below. Regardless, we had heat everywhere and we left the faucet dripping. (OMG) It was almost 3 AM. Cliff wrestled with the idea of getting up or not. Eventually, he could not sleep and therefore he got up. He bundled up and went to find the problem. It was not serious, but somehow the heater had gotten knocked loose in the pump house. He plugged it in and hoped for the best. He checked everything else (after all, he was up and outside in the middle of the night). We have a couple more of other smaller issues, but they were not serious enough to be concerned. By 7 AM the water issue had cleared. (Hurrah)

This will be a tough week to keep up on things. Cliff is making a propane run this morning. We own a generator and various other propane heaters. In the event of a power outage, we want to be well prepared. The accumulation of snow doesn’t look great; however, the amount under the farmhouse eaves is adding up. Flatlanders of the Treasure Valley do not expect this kind of accumulation. The weather folks are calling this the Storm of the Century–other conditions make is very precarious.

Meanwhile in Southern California

~ Sherlock was chilling in his preparation for the weekend. 

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This Week on the Blog

Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today!  The first week in January was good on the blog if not so welcoming otherwise.

Sunday— January 1 — Snow Angels

Monday — January 2 — Pack News

Tuesday — January 3 — Leo

Wednesday —January 4 — The Best of Maggie

Thursday  —January 5 — Remember When? — Mystic and Sage

Friday  — January 6  — And Then There Way — Ringo

On a very personal note


Cliff’s battle against the bitter cold weather has escalated. You read what happened last night. Regardless, we count our blessings. There are other folks who have it a lot worse.

I returned to the clinic yesterday. The battle against this bronchitis has been ongoing. It began before Thanksgiving. It is exhausting if nothing else. I am doing another round of antibiotics. I would prefer to skip them, but it doesn’t seem possible.

Our work on the farmhouse is at a standstill. We can do little else but battle the weather and take care of our business. If we are silent know that you are in our thoughts. Anything can happen during the big melt and ice storm they are predicting. We are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.

Thanks to You

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are in need of a few stories to get through the December blogging. Several of you have promised; however, we understand how busy you might be–nevertheless if you can send along something we would greatly appreciate it.

This Week at OwyheeStar

 Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon

IMG_1023October is beautiful. It isn’t the lush spring green that we celebrate earlier in the calendar year. The remaining shades of green are tinted with brown or yellow. In a few cases, we get the more choice color. We love the red tones–found on the sumac for one. SumacOur tree’s leaves are slowly turning yellow and dropping to the ground. I will be sad to see them gone. The disrobing of the deciduous trees seems untimely. With winter coming, wouldn’t you think they should need more cover–not less? Nonetheless, it is part of the never-ending cycle.

Deciduous tree foliage is not the only thing departing for a season. The farmers are stripping the fields and stowing away the harvest. Some produce goes directly to the fresh market. Other crops (like onions) often go into storage. Our only crop is the hay. We don’t chop our hay and store it in a pit as silage–instead it is in large (about 1500 lb) 4 X 4 X 8′ bales– not the tiny horse hay type of yesteryear. Like nearly everyone, we store our bales in a stack. We counted 304 hay bales. Some have been picked up; we have about half that many remaining in the stack. You can see the stack in the middle of the photo across the hay field pictured below. DSC06531

This Week on the Blog

This week (again) had so many great posts. On Monday, we tried to support Mary’s effort to win the Miss Jet Set (because, after all she is connected to OwyheeStar). We saw (on Facebook) she got aced out at the last moment. Apparently another person in the competition surged forward with a huge voting contingent. Nonetheless, she is a winner in our book. Beyond Mary’s effort,  We learned a bit about the Rec Specs and had some great updates. They planned the extreme from Jorja’s outing to Willow’s next accomplishment.

Sunday— October 11— Cooper

Monday — October 12 — We are a Loyal Lot

Tuesday — October 13– Jan and Willow

Wednesday — October 14 — Rec Specs

Thursday  — October 15— Velcro Dog

Friday  — October 16— Jorja Pleads Her Case

On a very personal note

For me, it was another week of packing and sorting. Donations happened. Things were boxed waiting to see their fate. Who can say what will ultimately find its way back into use. We are trying to scale down. Anything we can do without is getting boxed and labeled. It is a cycle of sort, box, and move. Forty-five plus years in this (much larger) home meant we had plenty of space in to save whatever came our way. I don’t think we are packrats, but we don’t come close to being minimalists either. The latter appeals to me on so many levels. I suspect that before things are put away in the new-old farmhouse you will find me discarding and replacing more than a few items. Much of what I have has seen better days.

Cliff is fixing and remodeling as fast as it is humanly possible. We have put aside other activities as much as it is possible to stay on task. Eventually, it is going to be a much simpler lifestyle. That is perfect for us.

I will mention the battle with the lymphedema. It has not left the station. I am still dealing with it every day; however, the experts say they are amazed at the situation. Of course, they compare me to other clients who are almost identical in every way. They give me an A+ for what I am doing on my own to turn this situation around. I believe it is complex–body, soul, and spirit. It matters what you say to yourself and think. If you are defeated in your heart, then you have already lost the battle. I believe that the body can heal itself with the right stuff in and positive energy. It has to build new pathways to get rid of the lymph fluid. Isn’t it amazing what we take for granted? I never even thought about the body handling this sticky gel type fluid. By the way, it was described much like ketchup when it sets up and from there it can solidify–even cause blockages in your veins. I am very fortunate. I have the best possible professionals helping me achieve more than was thought possible in less time. I am beyond blessed!

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As Always

(Note–this is the same as last week, but a special thanks to all you who read it and came through for us.) 

There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. That being said, we are especially grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. It is tough to write the script for photos. Other times it is only a note and no pictures. If we can quickly find some photos, this is not a huge problem. If there is any way possible, it is most helpful to get both–at least three sentences along with the photos. Being stretched thin on every side means we are in desperate to keep enough material available to create the daily blog with minimal effort. Sometimes having to write the whole blog (with all the OwyheeStar Weim interruptions) can mean working it more than two hours–so as you see what you send is so important.  Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming–we need the updates. DSC_0134edit