When zucchini is bigger than your head? Ummm, wow.
In fact, these zucchini could be star's on their own. To say they are huge would be an understatement!
Since I am away from my home kitchen and can't concoct any mouth-watering meals, I thought I would bring you some farm-stand loveliness from the beautiful Willamette Valley.
These peppers are seriously hot. Did you think cayenne was only available in a jar?
The day continued with ice cream for lunch. Vanilla, cotton candy or Kona coffee anyone? The kids think I'm pretty cool now.
What's the country without a baby llama? Probably nothin'.
Today I spent my day getting to know my closest winery neighbors, Maysara Winery and Yamhill Valley Vineyards.
There are only a few wineries in the Mcminnville American Viticultural Area (AVA) where our property is located. In the wine business, the importance of working together and supporting each other's endeavors, especially when your vineyards are close in proximity is invaluable. You want each other to do well to help elevate the status of the area.
Today I walked vineyards and talked to the people who make this all happen.
It was a great experience as the practices for farming grapes in Oregon are very different from California. There's a lot to learn.
I tasted over twenty different wines today, all distinctive in their own way.
I left each of these wineries with some great information about the area and some invaluable new contacts. Not to mention a bottle of each of the wines they produce.
The wines by the way were incredible in taste and great examples of wine made in this area. I can't wait to see what my own land can do.
Maysara is also a nursery operation for vines, selling certified plant material to folks getting ready to plant a vineyard. They are great neighbors already!
It was difficult not to snap a picture of every flower...
And every blueberry bush (?), as they were everywhere. Something I don't have at home.
Overall, another perfect day. Thanks for coming along.
P.S. The Potato Ho-Down Roundup is posted over at Evil Chef Mom's today, go check it out!