PhotoPOSTcard: Peeking Into Jackson Bottom Wetlands

Last updated on October 16th, 2020

Looking out through a blind into the Jackson Bottom Wetlands in Tualatin Valley, OR, as a drake persistently courts a female duck. It’s spring and romance is in the air, even for ducks.

Please note that my visit to the Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail was sponsored by the Washington County Visitor’s Association. All content and opinions are my own.

Thanks for visiting

Rose

Legacy, History and Community Connect on The Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail

Last updated on July 2nd, 2018

Barns and quilts. Both of these represent unique aspects of America’s traditional farming heritage. Today, old barns and old quilts are lovingly preserved as a link to a slowly disappearing lifestyle. What better way to foster awareness of America’s legacy and history than a Quilt Barn (or Barn Quilt) Trail through the rural landscape.

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Discovering a Patchwork of Experiences on the Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail

Last updated on October 16th, 2020

I followed the Quilt Barn Trail in Tualatin Valley, Oregon, and discovered great places to eat global, drink local, play with Mother Nature and love my stay in a fun and quirky lodge. You do not have to be a quilter to experience and enjoy this destination that is barely 30 minutes west of Portland, OR.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Crimson Clover Over and Over

Last updated on October 16th, 2020

No, not lavender fields – though Tualatin Valley in Oregon has those also. This field has alternating rows of blooming red clover planted amid rows of new grape vines. The red clover is a natural fertilizer, putting nitrogen back into the soil.  Cover crops such as these also help with water management as well as providing a haven for beneficial insects. Seeing row upon row of grapevines is a common sight in this area. Part of the renowned Willamette wine growing region, Tualaltin Valley boasts over 35 wineries. Looks like this one could be number 36?

Please note that my visit to the Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail was sponsored by the Washington County Visitor’s Association. All content and opinions are my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

PhotoPOSTcard: Following a Different Oregon Trail

Last updated on October 16th, 2020

One of the 60 Quilt Barns on the Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail. The Quilt Barn Trail showcases the agricultural and historical heritage in Oregon’s Washington county. Many of the barns on the trail are “Century Barns” which have been in the same family for over 100 years. Each quilt block panel on the trail represents the personal story of the barn’s owners. This Captain’s Star block on the Demmin Farm pays tribute to Captain Lester Demmin who owned this farm after being in command of a nuclear submarine during the cold war. The barn is framed by the farm’s blueberry crop.

Please note that my visit to the Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail was sponsored by the Washington County Visitor’s Association. All content and opinions are my own.

Thanks for visiting

Rose