We are known for wine now, but wheat has been on our calling cards for almost 150 years. The rich Palouse loam many feet deep grows winter wheat for foreign markets. Winter snow and rain are the irrigation systems of this dry land farming area. The new winter crop was just greening up.
"Do you have a gun?" said the ranger. "There is a wolf pack on your right in that canyon and a cougar in that one on your left. The wolves won't attack you, but they will attack your dog."
Arriving at the intersection where the ranger had given me this warning a couple of years ago, guns are always on my mind. The white shot-out sign posted alongside of the road a reminder that guns aren't foreign in this area.
|Jan, my friend, the thoughtful one in regards to vets.|
Happy Holidays from the snow line.