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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

We are surrounded by wheat fields, so we know wheat grows well in our area.   In early spring, Shawn planted a pound of wheat seeds in a row in our garden.  For the longest time, it was the only crop in the garden that seemed to be growing. By midsummer, the wheat was...

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Washington is Nice Too

Washington is Nice Too

When we lived in Sacramento, we would head to Apple Hill every year to get our fill of fresh apples and baked goods at the apple farms.  I found a similar area in Washington outside of Spokane.  In Green Bluff, in addition to apples, they grow peaches, cherries,...

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Fun With Food

Fun With Food

After a couple of weeks with days in the 90's (and two over 100), we are starting to see fruit and vegetables ripening in our garden.  We've picked some cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, Armenian cucumbers, onions, tomatillos, chilies, and plums.  We've finally...

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

I’ve never really had an interest in birds.  Maybe it's because we didn’t have a lot of birds in our suburban backyard in Elk Grove; just the annoying blue jays in our redwood trees.  Now we have an abundance of birds in our yard. I cleaned the kitchen window and...

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