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Re: Idaho by way of Arizona...

#26 Post by Duncan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:10 pm

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Idaho is beautiful, a number of years ago I was visiting relatives and we drove up to Hailey and Sun Valley one day and it was snowing, it was Memorial Day Weekend. I also drove north along the Salmon River, magnificent scenery.
I love the place! Where I am is mostly flat plains and some rolling hills, miles after miles of dairy, sugar beets, potatoes, beans, and forage crops like timothy and alfalfa.The town are small (usually 1000-4000 people) and everyone knows everyone else.

When I moved here, we'd paid to have a big truck carry our belongings; we were responsible for loading and unloading it. The first day, the next-door neighbor (from about 300 yards away) dropped by, introduced himself and we started visiting. I said we knew nothing about farming but wanted to learn and had always dreamed of a homestead. Three days later, the truck arrived; that afternoon eight men whom I'd never seen before showed up and helped me unload. Next week these people showed up again, one at a time, often with their wives, bringing eggs and fresh vegetables ("...until you get your chickens in.") I mentioned we'd never put anything up and the peaches were ripe; why don't they bring their kids by to pick some peaches? They did and helped us learn how to can.

This being southeastern Idaho, most of the are members of The Church (we're not) but they didn't care and didn't try to hustle me whatsoever.

Their politics are different than mine; but their hearts (even though most voted for the Orange Pig) are good. This is one of the few places in the country I've been where polarizing politics just aren't that important, if you're a good neighbor willing to help in any way you can.

I have come home.

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Re: Idaho by way of Arizona...

#27 Post by Duncan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:25 pm

highdesert wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Idaho is beautiful, a number of years ago I was visiting relatives and we drove up to Hailey and Sun Valley one day and it was snowing, it was Memorial Day Weekend. I also drove north along the Salmon River, magnificent scenery.
I love the place! Where I am is mostly flat plains and some rolling hills, miles after miles of dairy, sugar beets, potatoes, beans, and forage crops like timothy and alfalfa.The town are small (usually 1000-4000 people) and everyone knows everyone else.

When I moved here, we'd paid to have a big truck carry our belongings; we were responsible for loading and unloading it. The first day, the next-door neighbor (from about 300 yards away) dropped by, introduced himself and we started visiting. I said we knew nothing about farming but wanted to learn and had always dreamed of a homestead. Three days later, the truck arrived; that afternoon eight men whom I'd never seen before showed up and helped me unload. Next week these people showed up again, one at a time, often with their wives, bringing eggs and fresh vegetables ("...until you get your chickens in.") I mentioned we'd never put anything up and the peaches were ripe; why don't they bring their kids by to pick some peaches? They did and helped us learn how to can.

This being southeastern Idaho, most of the are members of The Church (we're not) but they didn't care and didn't try to hustle me whatsoever.

Their politics are different than mine; but their hearts (even though most voted for the Orange Pig) are good. This is one of the few places in the country I've been where polarizing politics just aren't that important, if you're a good neighbor willing to help in any way you can.

I have come home.

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Re: Idaho by way of Arizona...

#28 Post by lurker » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:30 pm

wooo, deja vu! far out, man!
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Re: Idaho by way of Arizona...

#29 Post by Duncan » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:30 am

lurker wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:30 pm
wooo, deja vu! far out, man!
When you get old, you tend to repeat yourself... :wacko:

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Re: Idaho by way of Arizona...

#30 Post by lurker » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:11 am

Duncan wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:30 am
lurker wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:30 pm
wooo, deja vu! far out, man!
When you get old, you tend to repeat yourself... :wacko:
i have no idea what you're talking about. SPEAK UP SONNY! what was i saying?
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Re: Idaho by way of Arizona...

#31 Post by highdesert » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:16 am

Duncan wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:25 pm
highdesert wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Idaho is beautiful, a number of years ago I was visiting relatives and we drove up to Hailey and Sun Valley one day and it was snowing, it was Memorial Day Weekend. I also drove north along the Salmon River, magnificent scenery.
I love the place! Where I am is mostly flat plains and some rolling hills, miles after miles of dairy, sugar beets, potatoes, beans, and forage crops like timothy and alfalfa.The town are small (usually 1000-4000 people) and everyone knows everyone else.

When I moved here, we'd paid to have a big truck carry our belongings; we were responsible for loading and unloading it. The first day, the next-door neighbor (from about 300 yards away) dropped by, introduced himself and we started visiting. I said we knew nothing about farming but wanted to learn and had always dreamed of a homestead. Three days later, the truck arrived; that afternoon eight men whom I'd never seen before showed up and helped me unload. Next week these people showed up again, one at a time, often with their wives, bringing eggs and fresh vegetables ("...until you get your chickens in.") I mentioned we'd never put anything up and the peaches were ripe; why don't they bring their kids by to pick some peaches? They did and helped us learn how to can.

This being southeastern Idaho, most of the are members of The Church (we're not) but they didn't care and didn't try to hustle me whatsoever.

Their politics are different than mine; but their hearts (even though most voted for the Orange Pig) are good. This is one of the few places in the country I've been where polarizing politics just aren't that important, if you're a good neighbor willing to help in any way you can.

I have come home.
If you need a big city, Boise is about an hour away, also Pocatello (ID State U) is close. And if you and your wife feel the urge for some gaming, Jackpot NV is just south with casinos. Someplace I read that the actor Dean Caine (Superman) owns property and is a reserve cop in one of the cities along US 20, he also still acts so commutes to LA. BYU has a campus up there and agree The Church is strong there. You found paradise!
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