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Road to California

Road to California

On December 16, we embarked on a 17-day journey from Northern Idaho to Central California and back in our fifth wheel.   The first obstacle to overcome was getting out of our driveway.  Shawn had to buy studded snow tires and chains for the truck.  Our neighbors, Rich...

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Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast & Dinner

I'm sure many of you are wondering what happened to those two cute little pigs named Breakfast & Dinner.  Come on, you knew this day would come folks. *** Warning ************* There are a couple graphic butchery photos below, so just stop now if that bothers you...

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Layers

Layers

Yesterday afternoon it was sunny, so I suggested to Shawn that we walk to the mailbox.  This is a nice 1.7-mile roundtrip.  I put on a cotton/wool long sleeve base layer shirt with a fleece shirt over, thick athletic pant, knit gloves, and a beanie hat.  By the time...

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Fall in Northern Idaho

Fall in Northern Idaho

It was hot.  Then it was not. We had mid to upper 90s in August, a week or so of 80s in September, then it dropped into the 60s mid-month.  On October 3rd, we had our first freeze.  That left us with a bunch of green tomatoes still on the vine, so we canned green...

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Six Months Later

Six Months Later

It has been six months since we retired and moved to Idaho, and what a busy six months it has been!  I think we've accomplished a lot both inside and out. Inside Unpacked (mostly) Removed tons of nasty carpet and wood flooring Laid over 2,000 sq ft of new flooring...

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Farmer Shawn Grows Wheat

Farmer Shawn Grows Wheat

It has been six months since we retired and moved to Idaho, and what a busy six months it has been!  I think we've accomplished a lot both inside and out. Inside Unpacked (mostly) Removed tons of nasty carpet and wood flooring Laid over 2,000 sq ft of new flooring...

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