It’s that time of year again….. Oregon is such a wonderful place to be this time of year. I never really grasped “harvest time” until I moved here. We are blessed with such a mild climate and long growing season not to mention the wide variety of fruits, vegetables and nuts that are grown here. But when the weather starts to change and you feel that little nip in the air you know that the winter rains are just around the corner and that you had better get out and enjoy what few rainless days we have left until next spring.
A drive through the countryside will offer up roadside fruit stands sitting on the edge of orchards, corn mazes and many farms that open their pumpkin patches to the public for just a few weeks for families to come and enjoy the day and get a taste of what farm life might be like. There are two pumpkin patches near where I live that I look forward to visiting each fall: The Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm and the Roloff Farm. Each is a unique experience. Plumper Pumpkin Farm is open everyday of the week and makes a nice place to go during the week during the ‘quieter’ time so that you can stroll through their beautifully displayed produce and the pumpkin patch of course. The Roloff Farm is only open on weekends but this is a whole different experience because it is just ‘bursting’ with activity each day it is open. Both farms offer an area to view the farm animals and lots of activities for kids and those that are ‘kids at heart.’ I posted photos from both of these farms last year but even if you have seen them check them out again….I just added new photos to both places. You can find the galleries under Ruralscapes~ Barns & Farms~ and then go to the tab for each one. Enjoy.
No matter where you go or what you do the important thing is to get out there and enjoy ……because the winter rains are just around the corner.