The other day I was thinking about kiwi--
specifically our kiwi--
and wondering if they were ripe enough to harvest yet.
And then a combined business/pleasure trip took us into the so called "Wine Country" region.
And on one of the many roads we found ourselves on,
I saw a sign,
and knew we would have to make a detour.
So after time on a ranch near Trask Mountain,
time on part of the Nestucca River Back Country Byway
(both definitely God's country),
a visit to a wonderful bakery
and time elsewhere in this pretty area,
we found ourselves at the awesome kiwi farm we first found about 4 years ago...
The weather was not as a sunny as when I took these photos in 2011,
but the baby kiwi looked just as yummy!
And, this time I didn't stroll through the kiwi vineyard--
but my friend did and picked me some baby kiwi
BIG time yummy in a little, completely edible package).
The owner, as always, was informative and gave me the information I needed about harvest time--
yippee I can wait awhile longer!
He asked me, did I prune my kiwi vines this year?
No--but I promised to do so this winter:)
I asked him about his magnificent and most delectable kiwi honey--
Yep, this coming week!
And, then, we drove out --
making our way through wine grape vineyards and forests...
but we knew we'd be back soon to get more baby kiwi and kiwi honey.
Mmm, kiwi--it's one of the best things about autumn!
A BIG thanks for HB + K Farms for their continued hospitality
and for allowing me to post the photos taken on their farm in 2009 and 2012.
They are open daily, 9 AM-5PM through the harvest season
(which is now through sometime in November if it's like last year).
Their address is 10794 Worden Hill Rd, Dundee, OR
Coming at some point (LOL):
Mt. Angel and other misc. late summer trips--a few pictures
(saving this for those REALLY rainy days I know that will keep me home)
Autumn Colors in the SUN
(I should save this for those rainy days too--to lift my spirits)
First Autumn Journey of 2013
(part sun, part storm--always filled with blessings)
Have a great weekend!
If you're in the western PNW stay warm and dry the next few days:)