Stan & Joyce Orchard

Trying to figure it out since 1975.

Essential $%#! Job

Essential $%#! Job

Ya gotta love a guy with a really dirty job who has a sense of humor. FYI…we have always practiced social distancing from these guys.

First Family Gathering

First Family Gathering

First since the pandemic broke out and our family got very sick. Joyce Carol and I have been spared flu-like symptoms. Jesse and family have not. But today we grilled meat, ate things we shouldn’t, and socially distanced. A good day.

Fuzzy Antler Time 2020

Fuzzy Antler Time 2020

Many patches of their winter coats scattered around as I mow. Love this time of year.

Deck Friends

Deck Friends

As we put more plants out, these little critters abound.

A Trillion Trillium

A Trillion Trillium

Well, maybe not a trillion but compared to normal years, it’s a lot. We’re lucky to see one trillium in the spring. This year we found an abundance along our road. Spotted this morning on our 1.5 mile walk.

Three Amigos

Three Amigos

These three have been hanging around our place for weeks. Never far away. We encountered them again this morning on our one mile walk. We did see one human today, a most infrequent sight these days.

45 Years Ago It All Began

45 Years Ago It All Began

On March 22, 1975 in Ketchikan, AK I was invited to dinner at the KTKN Program Director’s home. New in town, just started five days earlier, his wife served crab louie and asked her neighbor to join us. My life would never be the same. One of the crab claws is still in her curio cabinet.