The fall foliage in New England makes all the magazines and postcards, and seems to be the gold standard for how the orange and brown leaves should really look like this time of year.  Want some?

There's a company that will ship them to you.  Because apparently they think they can "out-fall" our pretty trees here in Idaho.  Really?

What should we send back from Idaho?

If you order from, you only get three leaves.  So it's not really a pile you want to jump in because you'd hurt yourself.  And it costs $19.99 for those three leaves, so it would take a lot of moolah to transform the back yard into one of those Vermont or New Hampshire postcards.  But they do say each leaf is hand-picked and color-balanced, and doused with some sort of preservative so the leaves will hold up for an exceptionally long time.  They should, because you're paying twenty bucks for three dead parts of a tree.

If your husband is from Vermont, these leaves and a bottle of wine might fuel the romance. But what in the world would the rest of us do with them?

Better question.  What's something Idaho has that's really amazing that we could start shipping off to other parts of the country and make twenty bucks?  Washington has the cherry blossoms in the spring.  Montana has the elk droppings.

Oh right!  We're five steps ahead of the game with the potatoes.  And our bee-yoo-tee-full autumn colors can kick New England's in the trunk any day.

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