Saturday, October 6, 2012

Here Fishy, Fishy....

Tomorrow Mr. Squash and I leave for Idaho to go Steelhead fishing at one of our favorite places - Shepp Ranch.  While we've been to Shepp Ranch quite a few times, we have never fished for Steelhead there - or anywhere else for that matter!

The photo above is a steelhead.  I understand that they are salmon which are born in a fresh water river, go out to sea, come back to spawn, and return to sea until their life cycle is completed - sometimes several spawning seasons.  They are prized catches for many fisher folks and can grow to very large sizes!  We have more gear for catching these beauties than I care to admit, and I hope we catch at least one.  It is supposed to be clear and sunny - cold at night - and I'm sure we'll see lots of fall colors.  We'll be back on Friday.

We've had several frosts this week, so I picked the remainder of the tomatoes, harvested the potatoes and picked our winter squash.  Isn't the squash gorgeous?  They are called Speckled Hound.  We got them as starter plants in July and I really didn't think they would mature in time, but they have and I can't wait to open one up when we get home. The flavor is supposed to be sweet and nutty.  I think I'll roast some to start.

See you in a week - with hopefully some good fishing photos!

15 comments:

Mary said...

Have fun fishing!!

Stephanie said...

Be sure to tell us about the "one that got away." Can't wait to hear about fishing and speckled squash.

Jackie said...

It seems strange to hear that you had frost when our air conditioner is still running like crazy.

Enjoy your trip! I know you must be really excited about it!

Linda said...

What a beautiful fish! I hope you guys have a wonderful, safe trip and catch a whole lot of those beauties!! Those squash are gorgeous!!! Perfect for decorating. :-) Love your little tree too!!

B J Elder said...

What a gorgeous time of year to be in Idaho for fishing, or whatever. Hope you get your limit of those yummy fish!

Anne said...

You two have a great time. Catch lots of fishys....

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, I hope you catch lots of fish, including the steelhead. Have a great trip!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Have a great trip, and take lots of pictures to share with us!

Louise said...

Hope you catch the big one! Enjoy your trip..

Sue said...

Have a wonderful trip & catch lots of fish !!!

Houseelf said...

What a lovely harvest.

Good luck with the fishing. You know we wont believe you if you tell us of the 3ft monster who got away! :-)

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip - Idaho is on my list of states to visit (I only lack 6 to have been to them all *s*)
Those squash are just fabulous!

Jane Holbrook said...

So fun to meet you as one of your Shepp Ranch Hostesses and fellow quilters! We love the beautiful trivet made for us from the tiny pinwheel template. It is made with autumn colors and almost too scrumptious to use!

I look forward to a blogger friendship. I hope I can become a pattern tester, like you! Happy Sewing!

Michele said...

Enjoy your fishing trip! I can't wait to see the pictures you take. I'd love to see fall colors....sigh.

pratima said...

These squash from your garden are yummy looking! I hope you are having a great time during this trip. Take care :)