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By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

Tegan Largent shoots for two points for the B-squad

Palouse Outdoors:

 

December 1, 2022

Brad Trumbo

Finn stands by the old barn listening for quail.

At the bottom of a narrow east and west running canyon, on what little flat ground was afforded, stands the remnants of an old homestead. Barns. Outbuildings. Machinery parts peeking out from beneath heaps of blackberry and rose bushes. There is no sign of the old home. Maybe it was never there, but all signs suggest otherwise.

Apple, cherry, plum, and apricot trees are scattered about the moist drainage. The fruit that falls is kept clean by the deer and birds. Elderberry hangs heavy with tiny black berry clusters in autumn, an important food item that keeps the quail going through the wi...



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