2019 Farmstead Report

2019 Farmstead Report

We’re coming to the end of our first full calendar year in Idaho, so I thought I’d take a look back at what we accomplished.We got to experience all four seasons in all of their glory and put to use things we learned from our adventures in 2018. Timber...
Zucchini Time!

Zucchini Time!

Last year, we only got a few zucchini from our garden. It was our first year, but any self-respecting gardener should be able to grow a decent zucchini. We were beginning to doubt ourselves. How would we survive a zombie apocalypse if we couldn’t grow a simple...
It’s Our Idaversary

It’s Our Idaversary

On March 17th, we celebrated our first “Idaversary”. It’s been one year since we retired and moved to Idaho. We have now experienced all four seasons in our new home state. Today, while we were sitting eating lunch, Shawn said “I think...
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

I had a request by one of my millions of (or maybe six) followers for an update on the snow. In a matter of days, we went from barren ground to snow-covered; up to 2 feet in some places. The predictions for this winter have been warm and light snow. The natives have...
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...
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...